Emeralds (Fred Ward Gem Books)

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Gorgeous photographs from a National Geographic photographer and world-renowned gemologist. Get global coverage of one of the major gemstones. Information for jewel lovers, collectors, retailers, and hobbists. From history and lore, through geology and mining, to famous jewels, and buying and caring for emeralds, you'll find a quick read and thorough observations.

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Fred Ward began writing about gems and photographing them during the fourteen years he did gem stories for National Geographic. Afterward, he began publishing a series of eight gem books with expanded coverage and information. Mr. Ward holds a MA in Journalism and Communication and a Graduate Gemology degree. He and Charlotte Ward write and speak for international audiences.

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"Well produced and succeeds in giving a great deal of information. Containing numerous high-quality photographs, the book covers emerald history, present-day mining and commerce, oiling and treatment, synthesis, and imitations, with details of emerald mining in the main producing countries. I recommend the book for all interested in this beautiful stone." --Gemmological Association of Great Britain

"Ward, a Graduate Gemologist, is famous for his inspired gem series in National Geographic Magazine. The book is enjoyable from cover to cover, and I can't wait for the next in the series." --Lapidary Journal

"This easy-to-read, informative, very well illustrated book deserves a place in the reference library of the gemmologist, on the sales counter of the retail jeweller, or on the coffee table of the gem enthusiast." --Australian Gemmologist

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