Becky C of Diamonds in the Library

I'm a professional editor who spends her free time reading books and scouring the internet for fabulous jewelry. I love Pinterest, well-written novels, words I've never heard before, pithy haiku, and things that sparkle in the sunshine.
I wanted a better way to keep track of all of the beautiful things I find online, so I started my blog: Diamonds in the Library. I post daily; jewels, tips and tricks to help you find your own fabulous jewelry, profiles of jewelry stores. I don't have any training in or education about jewelry, just lots and lots of love for it.
The literary side: I'm a big nerd. I love to read; I miss writing papers like I used to do in college (I was an English major, obviously). Writing weekly book reviews gives me a chance to exercise that analytical part of my brain, an excuse to read a lot of books, and a way to share what I read.

My Charmed Life by Beth Bernstein

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Art Deco doggies: puppy brooches from the early 20th century.

I'm glad this day has finally come. ...more

Retro buckle bracelet watch with diamonds and rubies.

This is a nifty bracelet/watch. ...more

Insane carved coral and diamond ring.

This ring is nuts. It looks like a fairy tale character ran afoul of the wrong witch and ended up imprisoned in coral for eternity. I love it. ...more

Diamond, pink sapphire, and pariaba tourmaline necklace, Michele Della Valle.

This necklace is my favorite piece of Michele Della Valle's whimsical work that I've featured on the blog so far. No one who knows me will be shocked by the color scheme that is about to happen....more

1.01 carat asscher cut diamond three stone ring.

I have a crush. A big one. ...more

1.01 carat asscher cut diamond three stone ring.

I have a crush. A big one. ...more

Art Deco diamond, conch pearl, and enamel bracelet, Cartier.

This bracelet really is extra super pretty. It's more than that; it's spectacular, magnificent, incredible. It deserves to be described in only multi-syllabic superlatives.   ...more

Store profile: The Antique Guild in Old Town Alexandria, VA.

The Antique Guild is an Old Town Alexandria institution; its been selling antique and estate jewelry (as well as holloware and flatware) in the same place for 33 years as of March 10th, 2013. The store's owner, Mara, first discovered a love of jewelry and antiques when she was a child. She remembers accompanying her military father to antique shops all over the world with her father and receiving little trinkets and pieces of jewelry from the sellers she met....more