In no particular order, these are the books that I refer the most to my students - it is an ever growing list!
The New Encyclopedia of Jewellery Making Techniques - Jink Mcgrath
An updated classic. A beautifully photographed book. Great information about tools and a great all round reference book.
The Jeweller's Directory of Shape and Form - Elizabeth Olver
Great for when you need a bit of inspiration!
The Jewellery Materials Sourcebook - Anastasia Young
The amount of detail in this book is amazing! It is full of the results of experiments exploring every jewellery making technique you can think of on a wide range of precious and non-precious materials. One of my favourites, and very useful for when I'm teaching classes.
The Art & Craft of Making Jewelry - Joanna Gollberg
A perfect book for beginners. The projects teach all the basic techniques that you need and the beautiful photos are great inspiration.