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Out now: ‘Sapphire: A Celebration of Colour’ by Joanna Hardy

Posted on 01 Sep 2021

Introducing the third and final instalment in the showstopping series on coloured gemstones, created by Violette Editions.

Sapphire is the third and final instalment in the showstopping series on coloured gemstones, created by Violette Editions and in partnership with world-leading supplier of responsibly sourced coloured gemstones, Gemfields. In the same stunning format as Emerald and Ruby, Sapphire is a feast for all the senses.

Joanna Hardy, the highly regarded jewelry and gemstone specialist, reviews the sapphire’s history and takes the reader on a journey from early trade along the Silk Route and the creation of medieval talismans, to the jewelry collections of the great royal houses of Europe and the finest designers at work today.

Complete with page after page of exquisite sapphire jewels and artefacts from the 4th century BCE to the present day, interspersed with text exploring the history of this beautiful gemstone and its enduring popularity with style icons, past and present.

Sapphire

A Celebration of Colour Joanna Hardy, Robert Violette Out of stock

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The King of Gems Joanna Hardy
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Twenty-one Centuries of Jewelled Opulence and Power Jonathan Self, Joanna Hardy, Franca Sozzani, Hettie Judah Out of stock