I have to chime in on this superior book. I have been through the entire book page by page, mainly looking at the pictures and seeing what is in this massive book, but also reading some here and there! Now, I am starting over and plan to read more (but not skip the pictures – they are absolutely top quality!) I love the way the book is broken out into decades and talks about the fashion and jewelry trends. Also, the section on findings and marks – It is so detailed and so useful!