Pamela Wiggins

July 1, 2015

Answers to Questions About Old Jewelry 1840-1950, 8th Edition: Identification and Value Guide by C. Jeanenne Bell, G.G.

Review by Troy Segal When people ask me “Why do you love vintage jewelry?” I say: because every piece tells a story. It’s a window into []
June 20, 2015

Beyond Dior: The Jewelry of Jean-Louis Scherrer by Karin Zwaneveld for CJCI

This article is about the Parisian haute couture designer Jean-Louis Scherrer. To see his jewelry in the right perspective, you will get the opportunity to first []
June 16, 2015

Diamonbar Bracelets & the Men Who Made Them by Barbara Schwartz for CJCI

Many collectors of Art Deco costume jewelry are familiar with Diamonbar bracelets, but few people know much about the company that made these beauties. And with []
June 16, 2015

Who was Reinad? Creator or Copier? by Robin Deutsch for CJCI

Before delving into the Reinad “issue,” I must pay homage to the two of the finest jewelry collectors and historians of costume jewelry we know: Roberto []
December 8, 2014

Tools for Dating Vintage Costume Jewelry

by Mary Ann Docktor-Smith – Exclusively for CJCI The information included in this article was originally presented by Mary Ann Docktor-Smith at the October, 2014 Costume []
December 7, 2014

Attending a CJCI Convention: A First-Timer’s Perspective

An inside view of the year’s biggest costume jewelry event. When I told my husband about the upcoming conference for Costume Jewelry Collectors International, I said, []
November 6, 2014

Jewelry Displays: Organizing and Enjoying Your Collection

by Kathryn Drury Wagner – Exclusively for CJCI Don’t just cram your treasures into a drawer and forget about them. Costume jewelry is art, so create []
November 2, 2014

Eisenberg & Ralph Singer Jewelry: A Tale of Two Companies

By Susan Klein Bagdade – Exclusively for CJCI I confess. I saw the Eisenberg design cards a decade ago. When I was writing my book Mid-Century []
November 2, 2014

Design Cards: Eisenberg and Others by Ralph Singer Co.

Below are additional design cards and jewelry photos accompanying the article Eisenberg & Ralph Singer Jewelry: A Tale of Two Companies. Most of the jewelry made []