Pamela has been serving her customers online since 1995 when she set up her first online shop. Several years later, after graduating from the University of Texas with a journalism degree, she began educating collectors on varied topics as a writer of books, articles, and online content. Learn more about her current work, including her blog, here.
Announcements about all Pamela's current projects as a writer and articles posted online - including vintage-related pieces for Antique Trader and Intelligent Collector along with other publications - are featured in her blog. She occasionally shares other personal, professional, and jewelry-related news there as well.
With more than 20 years of experience as an antiques expert and International Society of Appraisers training, Pamela is now an appraiser with JustAnswer.com. While she specializes in antique and vintage costume jewelry, she evaluates all types of antiques and collectibles for clients visiting the site. The service is reasonably priced, and all appraisers on the site are vetted to verify their experience and credentials.
Pamela is a writer for Worthpoint.com developing an online dictionary for the site's users. Her contributions relate to a number of varied topics including vintage costume and fine jewelry as well as watches. Visit the Worthpoint Dictionary to learn more.
As the co-founder of Costume Jewelry Collectors Int'l (CJCI), Pamela assists in organizing conventions as well as serving as a writer of educational articles for the organization's website. She has also been working on adding vintage and contemporary jewelry marks as well as updating entries on the RCJ Marks Guide now hosted by CJCI.
Based on her long-running Heritage Magazine for the Intelligent Collector column, this is Pamela's latest book for Krause Publications. The book helps adult mentors introduce children to the fun and educational hobby of collecting. Click on the link below to order your copy of Collecting with Kids: How to Inspire, Intrigue and Guide Young Collectors via Amazon.com.
Pamela's first book for Krause Publications focuses on collectible costume jewelry with photography by her husband Jay B. Siegel. Collaborating on the book fulfilled a long-time goal they shared as professionals working in complementary fields. Click on the link below to order your copy of Warman's Costume Jewelry via Amazon.com.