Reference & Copyright

Copyright Information
Written Material © 2012-2018 Jewelry History. All rights reserved. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to and Angela Magnotti Andrews, with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Copyright for images and photos on the Jewelry History website are owned solely by the individual artists and websites. Where possible, full credit has been given to the original photographer and/or artist with links to both the artist and the original source of the photo. If you find one of your images on this site with incorrect or insufficient credit given, please do not hesitate to contact me at AngelaMagnottiAndrews [at] gmail [dot] com.

Easy Citation Guide
You may be uncertain how to give proper credit for information drawn from this or other reference sites online. Here are a few guidelines to follow:
  • If the information is widely reported (i.e., found on at least three other sources), then no credit is necessary.
  • If the piece of information is unique (i.e., found on only one or two other sources), then it is appropriate to credit the original author or authors. This not only protects the source, but it also protects you in the case that they may be wrong about what they reported.
  • Examples of proper citations appear in the following posts:
    • Direct QuotationThis strand of pearls consists of “six knee-length rows of pearls with twenty-five pearl drops, some as big as nutmegs” {Zahnle}.
    • Indirect ReferenceTheir jeweled faces featured eyes made of rubies, expressing passion, and beaks made of diamonds, representing eternity. {Royal Collection}
  • For an example of a full bibliography, check out this post.
On Jewelry History I generally follow the Chicago Manual of Style with some modifications for Blogger formatting.

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