Gold Inlay Mini Journal


This Gold Inlay Mini Journal is inspired by the sumptuous bookbinding styles of the 19th century, a period when the richness of Renaissance and Romantic designs was revived. These bindings were celebrated for their ornate beauty, often adorned with gold, silk, and precious stones, elevating them to art pieces.

This journal is a precise replica of a Stil der Neorenaissance design from 19th-century Germany. The original, made of metal and gold-plated, was intricately engraved by master craftsmen. The design emulates the cloisonné technique, where metal surfaces are sectioned and filled with materials like glass, gemstones, or enamel, then kiln-fired to bond with the metal.

The prototype for this journal, a late 19th-century German binding, combines detailed engravings and enamel, once more common in jewelry and weaponry. As book demand grew with increasing literacy, elegant bindings became sought after. This trend in Germany birthed the Stil der Neorenaissance, an eclectic style richly influenced by Renaissance art, symbolizing a time when bookbinding was an esteemed art form.

This 208-page lined, mini journal includes a memento pouch, ribbon marker, and clasp closure.

  • 100% recycled binder boards
  • Decorative printed cover paper
  • FSC-certified text paper
  • Acid-free sustainable forest paper

Size: 10.16 x 13.97 x 2.54 cm (4 x 5.5 x 1 inches)