by Joanna Hardy, Robert Violette

Why we have selected this book:

A unique and stunningly beautiful edition – never before has such a large book been dedicated to the beautiful blue gem sapphire! The stone of rulers in ancient times and Hollywood stars today, this edition reveals the sapphire in all its glory: the rich array of images includes the finest sapphire jewelry and luxury items, including previously unseen treasures from royal collections, as well  asrepresentations of sapphires in art, advertising and fashion. A particularly luxurious and valuable book!

2 in stock


Book Overview from the Publisher:

Joanna Hardy traces the sapphire’s history from antiquity to today in captivating stories told in a succinct exhilarating style. Along the way, she celebrates exquisite jewels worn by many notable figures, including Elizabeth Taylor, Queen Elizabeth II and the Duchess of Windsor, as well as pieces by such iconic jewellery houses as Bulgari, Cartier, Chaumet, Tiffany and Van Cleef & Arpels. The book also features a rich selection of work by 21st-century creators at the vanguard of jewellery design, such as Lauren Adriana, Bina Goenka, Hemmerle, Shaun Leane and Mish. An exclusive insight into six major private collections includes many previously unpublished pieces. A feast for the senses, Sapphire is a beautiful addition to any gem-lover’s library.

This book is brought by Thames and Hudson, ISBN 9780500024775

Additional information

Weight 3.370 kg
Dimensions 25.2 × 3.8 × 34.5 cm










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