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Jewelry Collecting Resources

Amber
The Amber Dictionary
http://home.t-online.de/home/
Arnold-Heide/lexicong.htm


Identifying True Amber

http://www.gplatt.demon.co.uk/identify.htm

Types of Amber
http://www.emporia.edu/earthsci/
amber/types.htm


Real vs Fake Amber

http://www.ambericawest.com/real_amber.html

Care of Amber
http://www.emporia.edu/earthsci/
amber/care.htm


Learn About Amber
http://www.hoejersravsliberi.dk/eng/rav2.html

The Natural History of Amber
http://www.3dotstudio.com/amberhome.html

Gary Platt`s Amber Site
http://www.gplatt.demon.co.uk/

Art Deco
R.F. Moeller's Art Deco Page

http://www.rfmoeller.com/estate/artdeco.htm

AntiqueJewelry.com's Art Deco Resource

http://www.antiquejewelryonline.com/
learn/artdeco.htm


Lynn Braz's Art Deco Site
http://www.brazwriter.com/
jewelry.html#Chapter%201


Art Nouveau
AntiqueJewelry.com's Art Nouveau Resource

http://www.antiquejewelryonline.com/
learn/artnouveau.htm


Art Nouveau 1875-1919
http://www.mschon.com/jewelryhistory.html

R.F. Moeller's Art Nouveau Page
http://www.rfmoeller.com/estate/artnouve.htm

Lynn Braz's Art Nouveau Site
http://www.brazwriter.com/
jewelry.html#Chapter%206


Bakelite & Plastics
Plastic Fantastic
http://www.plasticfantastic.com
Identification, terminology, testing, etc.

Gale`s Bakelite Guide
http://www.angelfire.com/ca3/gale/

How Do I Know if it is Bakelite?
http://www.worldint.com/science/bakelite.html

Bakelite Jewelry Timeline
http://www.collecting20thcentury.com/
1998/bakelite.htm


The Plastics Museum
http://www.plastiquarian.com/

Gutta Percha
http://www.plastics-museum.com/
materials/naturals/gutta.htm


Shellac
http://www.plastics-museum.com/
materials/naturals/shellac.htm


Tortoiseshell
http://www.plastics-museum.com/
materials/naturals/tortoise.htm


Beads
Tips & Techniques on Beading

http://www.beadwrangler.com/tips-beading.htm

Birthstones

Birthstones
http://www.jewelrymall.com/birth.html

Cameo
Cameo Tutorial

http://www.cameoheaven.com/tutorial.html

NE Antiques Journal - Victorian Cameos
http://www.antiquesjournal.com/
Pages/cameos.html


Costume & Retro Jewelry
Costume Jewelry Designer Directory
http://www.antiquingonline.com/designers.htm

Hollycraft
http://www.emcity.com/dorothy.htm

Jewelry Manufacturers
http://www.cooljools.com/Hall_of_Fame.htm

Retro Jewelry Information
http://www.antiquejewelryonline.com/
learn/retro.htm


Retro Jewelry Page
http://www.rfmoeller.com/estate/retro.htm

Damascene
The Art of Damascene
http://www.aimjewelry.com/damascene.htm

Edwardian Jewelry
R.F. Moeller's Edwardian Jewelry Page

http://www.rfmoeller.com/estate/edwardia.htm

Gems, Gemstones & Minerals
Diamond Grading
http://www.diamondgrading.com/5Cs_Carat.htm

Calculations & Formulas for Gemstones
http://dendritics.com/scales/
automated-calculations.asp


The Mineral & Gemstone Kingdom
http://www.minerals.net/index.htm

Minerals by Name
http://mineral.galleries.com/
minerals/by-name.htm


The Rainbow of Gems
http://www.tradeshop.com/gems/rainbow.html

Healing Properties of Gemstones

http://www.gems4friends.com/therapy.html

Faceting Gemstones
http://www.rockhounds.com/rockgem/
articles/faceting_fascinates.html


How Gemstones and Diamonds are Graded
http://www.preciousgemstones.com/grading.html

Caring of Your Jewelry
http://www.created-uniques.com/care/care.htm

Online Gem Weight Calculator
http://www.rockhounds.com/rockshop/
gem_designs/gem_weight_form.html


Minerals - Alphabetical Lists
http://web.wt.net/~daba/Mineral/
Alphabetical_Listing.html


Moonstone Information
http://www.jewelrycentral.com/
Target_Moonstone.html


Rhinestones
http://www.rhinestoneguy.com/whats_what.htm

Ivory
Vegetable Ivory
http://www.palms.org/principes/
1997/palmivory.htm


Jade
Burmese Jade
http://www.ruby-sapphire.com/
jade_burma_Part_2.htm


Mosaic
Mosaic Jewelry
http://www.artbookservices.com/
articles/may97/may97_3.html


Mosaic Jewelry Info
http://www.collectiblejewels.com/
MosaicJewelryInfo.html


Pearls
Cultured Pearls
http://www.pearlinfo.com/consumer/index.html

Pearl Buying Guide
http://www.sndgems.com/pearldesc.html

Mikimoto Pearls
http://www.mikimotoamerica.com/home.html

Understanding the Variety of Pearls
http://home.earthlink.net/~americanpearl/
Pearlsbyweb/pearlvarieties.html


Precious Metals
Jewelry Central Gold Info
http://www.jewelrycentral.com/Target_Gold.html

Compositions of Precious Metals
http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/guides/jewel-gd.htm

Testing Precious Metal
http://www.lacywest.com/t_goldt.htm

Gold Alloys by Volume
http://www.18carat.co.uk/goldalloysbyvolume.html

Hardness of Different Gold Alloys
http://www.18carat.co.uk/
hardnessofgoldalloys.html


Platinum Info
http://www.sndgems.com/platinumfacts.htm

Basic Silver Hallmarks
http://www.modernsilver.com/basichallmarks.htm

List of Mexican Eagle Marks
http://www.mschon.com/mw1.html

Mystery Silver Marks
http://www.modernsilver.com/MYSTMARKS.html

Danish Silversmiths
http://www.design.dk/org/ds/index.htm

Spratling Silver Reference Site
http://www.spratlingsilver.com/

Sterling Silver Quality
http://www.rings-things.com/SSQ.HTM

Siam Sterling Q&A
http://www.gate.net/~cdittel/siamqa.html

Silver Jewelry of the Middle East
http://www.mschon.com/articles.html

Is it Silver?
http://www.mschon.com/isitsilver.html

Hallmarks
Hallmarks on the Internet
http://home.wxs.nl/%7Eluijt005/hallm.htm

UK Hallmarks from 1999
http://www.18carat.co.uk/hallmarking.html

Victorian Jewelry

Victorian Jewelry

http://www.jewelryexpert.com/
articles/antique3.htm


Miscellaneous
CollectingChannel.com
http://www.collectingchannel.com/
cdsDetArt.asp?PID=111534&MC=8

Transcript: Jewelry Chat with Peter Shemonsky, Director of Fine Jewelry & Timepieces, Butterfields, San Francisco.

History of Jewelry Design
http://www.britannica.com/eb/article?eu=108954

Jewelry Designers 1939-1945
http://www.mschon.com/40504.html

Jewelry Designers 1919-1930
http://www.mschon.com/19302.html

How to remove Verdigris (Green Gunk!) from Jewelry
http://www.sparkleplenty.com/
info/clean.htm#green


Jewelry Dictionary
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/
jewel/glossary/


Index of Jewelry Marks
http://members.tripod.com/
~asiteforme/MarksIndex.html


Allergic Reactions to Jewelry
http://www.simplywhispers.com/htdocs/
html/Studies/aadnews.html


International Ring Finger Sizes
http://www.18carat.co.uk/ringsizes.html

Determining Your Ring Size
http://www.optionsjewelry.com/RingSizer.htm

Basic Jewelry Photography
http://lapidaryart.com/projects_2.html

Lighting For Jewelry Photography
http://www.ganoksin.com/borisat/nenam/light.htm

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