When I heard the title of this book, I thought…this is the book for me as I adore jewels both real and faux. Crazy About Jewelry! $16.95 by jewelry appraiser Susan Eisen, provides the answers you are seeking if what you want to know is about acquiring, organizing, re-doing, and eventually, getting rid of jewelry. Do you have something you no longer love? Did you get granny’s wedding ring and you can’t figure out how to actually wear it? Hoping to learn more about collecting? Although the information Susan offers may seem elementary to real jewelry collectors, her suggestions are mostly are common-sense and useful. You are sure to find at least one or two ideas you haven’t thought of before that will help you to enjoy the jewelry you have, and make wise choices in the future. Ms. Eisen’s tips on organizing, cleaning, storing, and taking care of your collection are particularly helpful, especially if you have lots and lots of jewelry. Ms. Eisen has her own web site/blog http://www.susaneisen.com/where you can ask questions, too. Costume or real, buying or wishing to sell stuff, the book is worth a read (and we dig the little pink “jewel” on the cover.
*This is a preview of a book review that will appear in the Advice Sisters What Works March/April 2008 Beauty, Cosmetics & Fashion Review column at beginning next week.