Identify Costume Jewelry Fakes

Is your piece of costume jewelry real or fake? Get your loupe and black light and learn the secrets to identify costume jewelry fakes. Use tips to notice shiny or dull enamel materials and how the sizes of pins, brooches and other pieces can help you tell. Plus, spot the famous costume jewelry fakes by their marks and other features.

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How to Tell Fake Costume Jewelry

Costume jewelry can be valuable, but there are fakes out there to avoid when shopping. Can you tell the fake from the real pieces? Read to learn the marks, stamps, and settings and how to tell fake costume jewelry. Use a black light to see what to look for to spot a fake. Leave the fakes at the yard sale and thrift store.

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Costume Jewelry Designers

Do you know the famous and valuable costume jewelry designers to look for in a thrift store or jewelry jar? Dr. Lori lists well known and not so famous but valuable costume jewelry designers like Mazer Bros., Benedikt NY and Ben Amun.

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Trifari Costume Jewelry

Learn how to value Trifari costume jewelry pieces by the different marks the jeweler used throughout its history. Plus, learn about Trifari’s history and how the different materials they used can help you date and value the costume jewelry pieces.

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Kenneth Jay Lane Costume Jewelry

Tips to find valuable Kenneth Jay Lane costume jewelry using marks, how pieces are made and its interesting history. See list of popular pieces including earrings, neck collars, and faux pearls to determine value.

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Presidential Campaign Collectibles

List of valuable Presidential campaign collectibles including buttons, posters, ribbons, and photographs. Find out what makes a campaign collectible valuable and discover oddities like figurines, soap, lighters, salt and pepper shakers and more that collectors buy and sell.

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Eisenberg Costume Jewelry

Find out what to look for when identifying and valuing Eisenberg Costume Jewelry including the different marks used. Also, learn about its history, how it became popular, who designed its pieces and how you could you miss a valuable piece it you only rely on marks.

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Sterling silver

How to identify sterling silver by its various marks like 925, sterling, sterling silver and others. Understand valuable differences between other types of silver like nickel, coin, and German and beware of polishing your silver.

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Old Pawn Native American Jewelry

How to find valuable Old Pawn Native American jewelry made of silver, coral, gaspite and turquoise by known Native American artists Ortega, Loloma, Becenti and Yazzie. Discover pieces made during particular times that are more valuable.

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Valuable Pearls

Tips to identify fake and real pearls with different pearls like Baroque, cultured, seed, fresh water, and Tahitia with pearl colors of white, black, silver and pink. [Video]

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