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Evaluating Costume Jewelry

Appraiser Christie Romero in her book Warman’s Jewelry Encyclopedia of Antiques and Collectibles tells us her seven characteristics of evaluating costume jewelry.   She starts by checking the condition; are there any cracks, chips, discoloration and or has the piece been repaired?  She then checks for craftsmanship, is the piece well made?  Next, Ms. Romero checks for Color, are the colors in the piece popular and fashionable?  

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The fourth characteristic is the design; can the piece be attributed to a special period or designer?  Then you must consider demand; is this a piece that may be highly sought after by another collector?  Another important characteristic is scarcity; is it a rare item or is it commonly available?  Lastly you must consider the size; is the size appropriate for the style? Large size costume jewelry is usually more desirable.

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