Hello, darling! Welcome to Diamonds in the Library. I’m glad you’re here.
I’m Becky Stone, the lady behind all the books and bling. I’m a lifetime jewelry lover and a professional writer/editor with a passion for all things written and/or bejeweled.
I started Diamonds in the Library way back in 2013! I was working an office job and I felt like the creative part of my soul was suffocating. I knew I wanted to start a blog, but I couldn’t decide if I wanted to focus on books, my lifelong love, or jewelry, which I was wild to learn more about. I decided to go for both, because why not? And thus Diamonds in the Library was born.
In 2015, after 7 years of writing and editing for the Federal government, I made the leap to Diamonds in the Library my full-time job and I couldn’t be happier about it. Since then I’ve traveled all over the country and the world seeing extraordinary jewelry, visiting some of the finest stores and designers in the world, from New York City to Paris Fashion Week to the legendary industry-only trade shows of Las Vegas jewelry week.
I love all kinds of jewelry, from inexpensive costume pieces to cutting edge haute couture, both the great treasures of history and the thrilling creations of contemporary designers. I believe that jewelry is for all people, regardless of budget.
I also believe that jewelry should be sustainable and created using responsible practices whenever possible. I’m an enthusiastic supporter of diversity in the jewelry industry and I’m always interested in ways to support Black & BIPOC creators and showcase brands and stores who feature diverse models in their editorial photography.
If it’s your first time here, you might want to check out some of my all-time hits, like How to take Great Jewelry Photos with your Phone, How to Pack Jewelry for a Move, my Treat Yo’Self series of jewelry under $300, or the time I tried on Marie Antoinette’s jewelry.
Are you here for the Library side? My Index of Book Reviews is where you want to be.
If you’d like to know more about Diamonds in the Library, please check out my press page. If you’re interested in working together, telling me about your book, or showing me your jewelry, please find more information on that here.