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A showstopping survey of the ruby, king of the gems
Joanna Hardy is an independent gemologist and jewelry specialist, formerly of Debeers and Sothebys. She lectures widely and writes for many international journals, and also features on the popular BBC programme Antiques Roadshow.
'Filled with spectacular hand-drawn illustrations from prestigious
jewelry houses … essential reading for anyone interested in
exploring the world of high jewelry' - .Cent
'About as sumptuous as a book can get … a feast for the eyes' - Country & Town House
'Wonderful' - Cheshire Magazine
'The extensive research in this outsize format along with the number and quality of photographs make these books collector’s items in their own right and one that no gem library will be without. No doubt Hardy’s trio of volumes will be on every gem-hound’s wish list - along with shelves strong enough to support these weighty tomes. A fail-proof gift for jewellery and gem fans just in time for Christmas' - The Jewellery Editor, of 'Ruby', 'Emerald' and 'Sapphire'