The Best Joyas Magazine is a magazine in Spanish produced in fashion capital Barcelona by Curt Ediciones. Although the use of precious materials may take it out of the budget range of most artisan jewellers and beaders, it’s still a fabulous source of inspiration.
I find these magazines invaluable for dipping into, most especially the Trends “Tendencias” section that shows the latest happenings in the world of high-end and luxury jewellery. They also feature the most amazing watches.
I speak Spanish but to be honest it’s the detailed glossy photos that I’m most interested in, so don’t let the language put you off! I have provided some Spanglish translations of the issue highlights.
I first came across these magazines in 2006 and quickly ordered a subscription. I even blogged about the trends section right here on this site, so some of these magazine may even include a link to the blog entry to let you see a sampling of the issue.
Click the cover to get to the page which gives a few details about the issue and to add it to a cart.
These are heavy, glossy magazine so the postage is quite expensive. I’m going to look for alternative ways to ship these. Of coruse if you happen to be passing by then you can pick them up for free.