by Joanna Hardy

Why we have selected this book:

The ruby, known as the king of gems, has captivated the great and powerful of this world for thousands of years – it is to this precious red gem that this exceptionally beautiful and comprehensive book is dedicated. The rich illustrations range from the rulers, style icons and Hollywood celebrities who have favoured ruby jewelry and luxury pieces to the ruby jewelry – true masterpieces – of the most influential contemporary jewelry houses. Added value: practical guidance on what to look for in a quality ruby gemstone, as well as an insight into some of the most spectacular ruby deposits. A particularly luxurious and valuable book!

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Book Overview from the Publisher:

This is the most ambitious book ever published on ruby, the king of gems. From emperors and empresses, kings and queens, Maharanis to Hollywood royalty, a stunning array of style icons are shown wearing their favourite ruby jewelry, alongside classic images of rubies throughout the centuries.The book also showcases sixty of the world’s most significant and renowned pieces of ruby jewelry, including many previously unseen designs from royal and private collections. Historic creations are represented alongside pieces from major modern and contemporary jewelry houses, among them Cartier, Boucheron, Van Cleef & Arpels, Chaumet, Mellerio dits Meller and Graff. Additionally, Ruby offers practical guidance on what to look for in a quality ruby gemstone, a look at extraordinary jewelry techniques as well as the author Joanna Hardy’s travelogue from visits to the world’s great ruby deposits.

This book is brought by Thames and Hudson, ISBN 9780500519417

Additional information

Weight 3.300 kg
Dimensions 25.2 × 3.8 × 34.5 cm









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