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 the sizes of pins, brooches and other pieces. Plus, spot the famous costume jewelry fakes by their marks and other features.

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Silver Jewelry Marks and More

Is your piece of jewelry silver or another type of metal? Can you tell what the mark means or are you having problems even finding a mark? Read to learn the differences in silver and silver looking jewelry as you master the list of silver jewelry marks so you can identify quality and valuable jewelry at the thrift shop and when reselling.

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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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List of Valuable Beanie Babies

Which Beanie Babies are the most overlooked? Do you know the classes or groups to look for and resell for the most money? Dr. Lori provides a list of valuable beanie babies that you need to find. Some of the most valuable beanie babies are Valentino, Fleece, Hippity, Hoppity and Floppity to name a few. See others listed.

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Most Valuable Beanie Babies

Want to know which Beanie Babies are the most valuable? Do you have any of the ones listed? Find out as Dr. Lori explains how to identify the most valuable beanie babies and why these particular ones resell for the most money. See the list of the original nine and other categories to collect and resell.

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List of Vintage Jewelry Trends

Does your piece of jewelry make the list? What jewelry should you buy so you can resell it for the biggest profit? Dr. Lori offers a list of vintage jewelry trends that you can use to identify valuables during your next thrift shop visit. Understand why these pieces are popular plus discover a few pieces to avoid.

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Identify and Value Colored Glass

Need help to identify and value colored glass pieces you’ve bought when thrifting? How do the colors of glass pieces affect their resell value? Read how ruby, Vaseline, white and milk, purple and black, and other colored glass pieces are made. Knowing how pieces are made will help you with their identification and value.

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Gold Jewelry List of Marks

Need to identify the marks on your gold jewelry finds? Not quite sure what each mark means when it comes to valuing your earrings, brooches, necklaces and other pieces of gold jewelry? Use Dr. Lori’s ultimate gold guide with its gold jewelry list of marks to identify and value your thrifting and shopping finds for value.

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Northwood Carnival Glass

Love carnival glass? Need more information for your listings when reselling? Dr. Lori reveals how to identify and value Northwood carnival glass and find it’s hidden mark. Also, learn about its patterns and history, how carnival glass got started and Northwood’s relationship to Fenton and Tiffany glass.

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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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