Part of the Fred Ward Gem Book Series. This lavishly illustrated book in the all-color series includes History and Lore, Natural Pearls, Cultured Saltwater Pearls, Cultured Freshwater Pearls, Mother-of-Pearl and Shell Products, Imitation Pearls, and Buying and Caring for Pearls. This book provides the ideal introduction to one of the world's oldest and most famous gems. Follow author Fred Ward around the world in search for the most important examples of these beautiful and historic gems.
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For 14 years Fred Ward created, wrote, and photographed National Geographic Magazine's legendary gemstone series. He has now greatly expanded his classic work into the 8-book Fred Ward Gem Book Series, complete with new photographs and text. His easy-to-read accurate text provides you what you need to know to buy and enjoy the world's most historic and beautiful gems. Mr. Ward's award-winning photographs make each page a visual feast. This book is part of the world's most popular gem book series.Review:
Excellent book... superb photographs... delightfully written... careful research... compact format. Ward has a knack for pulling together the essence of a subject. We should applaud the appearance of a book as good as Fred Ward's... ought to be required reading. -- John White, Smithsonian Curator
Your books are so good and so fascinating that I feel you should continue your publications on gemstones... well-written and informative... fascinating reading for professionals as well as laymen... magnificent illustrations. --Dr. E. Gubelin, C.G., F.G.A.
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Book Description Gem Book Pub, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110963372335
Book Description Gem Book Pub. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0963372335 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.2083976