Elsevier magazine released a style guide series this month. It consists of 3 editions, Stijl-ABC sieraden & hologes(Style ABC jewelry & watches), Stijl-ABC voor de vrouw (Style-ABC for the woman) and Stijl-ABC voor de man(Style-ABC for the man). I’d missed out on the 1st two editions but was just in time for the jewellry guide. This is quite fitting as I’ve taken up an interest in the art of jewellery design. So I just had to get me one.
It offers a comprehensive alphabetical rundown of all things jewellery related, well not all things. The information is also accompanied by illustrations and photography. It discusses every thing from the shapes & cuts of precious stones and grading for precious metals. Even the Place Vendôme well-known for housing prestigious jewellers such as Cartier, Van Cleef and Arpels is describes within its pages.
I would say this series is more for a newbie and anyone unfamiliar with certain terms or little known facts. But if you looking to brush up this is the series for you.
Get yours at your local Kiosk or order online at www.elsevier.nl/stijlgids
! Only for readers of the Dutch language or people who like books with pretty pictures.