All right, my darlings. It’s here: our final post of 2017.
What better use for such a momentous occasion than to review what you loved the most this year? I’m talking, of course, about our limited context: which Diamonds in the Library posts you shared the most frequently and read the most often in 2017.
It’s a great mix of antique and contemporary jewelry, show recaps, how-to’s, and designer features. So many of my favorite posts of the year are on here (including both my suffragette post and my feminist jewelry post!). Take a gander at the list below and let me know what you think.
Is there anything in particular you’d like to see more of 2018? I’m always open to suggestions.
I’m going to take a few weeks off to celebrate the new year and get some great stuff ready for you for the upcoming months. I’ll see you in 2018!
I’m not at all surprised to see this one on the top list. I mean…look at those earrings!! If any of you are visiting this post on a daily basis, I wouldn’t be shocked.
I wasn’t sure about this post when I was writing it, but it’s become one of the posts that people ask me about the most frequently when they meet me in person.
I want to do some more content about the business of blogging in 2018 – I personally find it really interesting, and I think it’s good for the jewelry industry as a whole if we keep discussion open about how all of this works, how we want it to work, and what’s possible with new media.
Woohoo! I’m glad to see this here, because the 2018 Original Miami Antique Show and I hope to go again and write you another big, juice recap like this one.
I love Acanthus’ designs and I’m glad you do, too.
I’m so excited that this post is here! It’s one of my own favorite posts from the past year and I’m so glad that it resonated with so many of you too. I adore you, my smart, strong, bold readers.
Same for the next post:
Hellllll yes, readers.
Apparently many of you are mermaid goddesses with excellent taste!
An oldie but a goodie! I’m not sure why this post from 2013 had such a good year this year, but I’m always happy to look at this bracelet for any reason.
Some of the best contemporary jewelry I saw all year! This one definitely earned its spot.
Alternative engagement rings are definitely having a moment. Also, there were some truly spectacular rings in this Fellows auction!
I’m glad you all enjoyed this one, because I’m going to be working with AGTA on the upcoming 2018 Tucson GemFair too! Get ready for a whoooole lot more colored gemstone goodness coming up in February.
Liz. Emeralds. Diamonds. What’s not to love?
We do love our antique jewelry around here, don’t we?
I’m still working on my brooch skills. My biggest accomplishment in terms of brooch deployment has been acquiring a dress clip.
Have you tried any new brooch styles in 2017?
This post is from 2012! October 25th 2012. Diamonds in the Library was only two months old then. I’m fully amazed and really rather delighted that this one has taken the top spot this year. Score one for DitL Classic!
Usually when an old post suddenly shoots up in the rankings, it’s because a Pinterest pin linking to it has gone viral. Not so in this case: this posts’s popularity is coming from Google searches.
It’s trippy reading it – you can really see how much my style has evolved over the past 5 years. But I stand by the advice I gave. If you’re considering buying jewelry on Etsy, you could do worse than to follow 2012 Becky’s recommendations.