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Jewelry Subject Guide

A pathfinder designed to educate people about jewelry and design.

World Wide Web Resources

About.com: Beadwork

“A site with all sorts of information about making beaded jewelry and crafts. Includes articles on beading techniques and fashions, how-to information, patterns for beaded projects, links to beading societies, and more.”

Lapidary Journal

"Lapidary Journal was the first gem and jewelry-making magazine in the world, and after 50 years, it's still the Number One print magazine dedicated to gems, jewelry arts, beads, minerals and more!”

Jewelers of America

Links to an entire series of brochures about fine jewelry and gemstones for the consumer.

ShawGuides: Art & Craft Workshops

"Detailed descriptions of hundreds of art, craft, ceramics, fiber, sculpture, glass, jewelry, & woodworking workshops and painting vacations worldwide."

Print Resources


Matlins, Antoinette Leonard Jewelry & gems, the buying guide : how to buy diamonds, pearls, colored gemstones, gold & jewelry with confidence and knowledge Woodstock, VT : GemStone Press, c2005. Call # R 736.2 MA

Non Fiction

Baker, Lillian 100 Years of collectible jewelry, 1850 - 1950 Paducah, KY : Collector Books, c1978. Call # 739.27 BAK

Becker, Vivienne Antique and twentieth century jewelry : a guide for collectors New York, NY : Van Nostrand Reinhold, c1982. Call # 739.27 BE

Cox, Caroline Vintage jewelry design : classics to collect & wear New York, NY : Lark Crafts, c2010. Call # 739.27 CO

Kenzle, Linda Fry The irresistible bead : designing & creating exquisite beadwork jewelry Radnor, PA : Chilton Book Co., c1996. Call # 745.582 KE

Matlins, Antoinette & Bonanno, Antonio C. Jewelry & gems, the buying guide : how to buy diamonds, pearls, colored gemstones, gold & jewelry with confidence and knowledge Woodstock, VT : Gemstone Press, c2005. Call # 736.2 MA

McGrath, Jinks The encyclopedia of jewelry - making techniques Philadelphia, PA : Running Press, c1995. Call # 739.27 MC

Miller, Judith and Wainwright, John Costume jewelry New York, NY : Dk Pub., c2003. Call # 688.2 MI

Nicholls, Dale Reeves Antique enameled jewelry Atglen, PA : Schiffer Pub., c2006. Call # 739.27 NI

Phillips, Clare Jewels and jewelry New York, NY : Watson-Guptill Publications, c2000. Call # 739 PH

Price, Judith Masterpieces of American jewelry Philadelphia, PA : Running Press, c2004. Call # 739.27 PR

Victorian jewelry : an illustrated collection of exquisite 19th - century jewelry New York, NY : Portland House, c1991. Call # 739.27 VI

Young, Anastasia Gemstone settings : the jewelry maker's guide to styles & techniques Loveland, CO : Interweave, c2012. Call # 739.27 YO


Gould, Judith The Parisian affair New York, NY : New American Library, c2004. Call # F GOU

Lowell, Elizabeth The color of death New York, NY : Morrow, c2004. Call # F LOW

Sanders, Lawrence The seventh commandment New York, NY : Putnam, c1991. Call # F SAN

Steel, Danielle Jewels New York, NY : Delacorte Press, c1992. Call # F STE

Educational Videos

Hidden treasures: a collector's guide to antique and vintage jewelry of the 19th and 20th centuries Sherman Oaks, CA : Venture Entertainment Group, Inc., c1992. Call # V 739.27 LE


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