November 2002

From The World’s Favorite Gem, Bead & Jewelry Arts Magazine

This online companion to the well-known magazine for lapidary enthusiasts provides the reader with an excellent source of information about the craft. Some interesting features contained within this site include articles, product reviews and suggestions, as well as a calendar of events.

The website is easy to navigate, making it extremely accessible to anyone interested in pursuing lapidary.

abc Lapidary Journal xyz was the world"s first jewelry-making magazine. It is regarded as the comprehensive journal of gems and jewelry makers. A few of the resources available are its monthly step-by-step project, the classified section of materials and services, as well as interactive discussions with experts. It is encouraging for beginners to have a place to pursue this hobby compiled by proven experts.

One of the most valuable features of the website is the links to past articles. The navigation bar is also worth a click for those that have never used the site before or for fans of the magazine that are already familiar with its different sections. There is also a "special resources" section which provides links to clubs, museums, schools, books and videos. abc xyz can provide a very specific point of view for people that have been involved in lapidary for years as well as a broad spectrum for the beginner dabbling in different mediums of the hobby.

Reviewer: Melissa Rubio, FIDM Library Staff Member, O.C.