Beads: A Reference and Price Guide

Sindi Schloss
Item #80097

This book provides an historical jewelry review and comprehensive guide for identifying, dating and valuing beads used in jewelry and on cultural artifacts with prices.
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Beads: A Reference and Price Guide is an invaluable bead identification resource for beaders, jewelry designers, collectors and anyone interested in beads and jewelry!

This guide contains charts, price guides, and over 350 photos which provide helpful tools for identifying single beads, bead strands, vintage beads, and more. It also contains an historical review of ancient to antique jewelry and symbolism, showing you how beads have been a cherished companion used by humankind throughout history.

Author: Sindi Schloss
Size: 6 x 9
Pages: 173
Author Bio
Sindi Schloss, GG (GIA), graduate gemologist, jewelry appraiser, jewelry historian, and operator of a school of gemology, has over thirty-five years of experience in valuation science, gemology, and teaching.
Table of Contents

1. What is a bead?
2. Bead lingo: definitions
3. Bead sources: plants and their imitations
4. Bead sources: terrestrial creatures
5. Bead sources: marine animals
6. Bead sources: stones and metals
7. Bead sources: glass
8. Meet the beads: an alphabetical list of glass bead names
9. Treated, altered, and re-purposed beads
10. Reproductions and imitations
11. Purposes or uses of beads and jewelry
12. Identification review and value determinants

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