by Jonathan Self, Joanna Hardy, Franca Sozzani, Hettie Judah

Why we have selected this book:

Did you know that the miraculous green gem emerald is 20 times rarer than a diamond? This beautiful, comprehensive volume is dedicated to the emerald – it offers the chance to admire the most royal, famous and beautiful people who have worn emerald jewelry, and to appreciate thefinest jewelry masterpieces that have  been created using emeralds. The oldest of them is over 5000years old! The final part of the book is devoted to the mining and processing of emeralds. A particularly luxurious and valuable book!

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Book Overview from the Publisher:

Lavishly illustrated and exquisitely designed, this book opens with stunning images of style icons – historic and modern – wearing their favourite emerald jewelry. As befits a prized gemstone that is twenty times rarer than diamond, here we see together, for the first time, pieces worn by celebrities ranging from filmstars to royalty, all alongside classic images of emeralds from art, advertising and fashion, celebrated in a text by Franca Sozzani, editor of Vogue Italia. The second part of this major volume showcases more than forty of the world’s most significant and famous pieces of emerald jewelry, including many previously unseen designs from private and royal collections. Historic creations that are up to 5,500 years old are represented alongside all the modern jewelry houses. The third and final part of Emerald tells the story of the emerald trade from mine to market, illustrated with specially commissioned photography taken across four continents.

This book is brought by Thames and Hudson, ISBN 9780500517208

Additional information

Weight 3.300 kg
Dimensions 25.2 × 4.1 × 34.3 cm

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