Joanne Schwartz is an avid collector of antique and vintage jewelry. Her personal library includes more than 100 vintage jewelry catalogs, and she is a member of the Society of Jewelry Historians. Ms. Schwartz is active on the Northern California antiques show circuit. nJoanne is a lifetime resident of Silicon Valley, California, where she lives with her husband, Bob Schwartz, and their son, Harrison. She holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Santa Clara and is employed in the high-technology industry. She wrote this book to justify buying a ridiculous number of charms and catalogs.