Jade is the eighth in a series of gem books written and photographed by Fred Ward and Charlotte Ward, who updated this edition. Each book Rubies and Sapphires, Emeralds, Diamonds, Opals, Pearls, Gem Care, and Phenomenal Gems is part of a continuing global search into the history, geology, lore, and sources of these priceless treasures. Mr. Ward personally visited the sites and artifacts displayed here to provide authentic and timely information. His original articles on all those topics, except opals and gem phenomena, first appeared in National Geographic Magazine. Glamour, intrigue, romance, the quest for treasure those are all vital aspects of humankind s eternal search and love for gemstones. As long as people have roamed the world, they have placed extraordinary value on our gifts from the land and sea. The Wards capture the gem world in captivating, expert detail with an emphasis on the international contemporary scene.
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Fred Ward, a Graduate Gemologist (GIA), and Charlotte Ward, respected authorities on gems and gemology, have been writing about precious stones and photographing them from mine to market for forty years. Mr. Ward's work as an award-winning photojournalist spans sixty years. His iconic images and stories have appeared in National Geographic, Life, Time, Newsweek, and many other leading international magazines.Review:
It seems impossible for so much information to be packed into so small a compass, especially when the extensive and excellent picture coverage is included, but Fred Ward has done it again. --British Journal of Gemmology
Although there are many large volumes on jade, I truly consider yours as one of the most concise, most complete, and most beautiful, and I wish to congratulate you most enthusiastically on this fine chef-d oeuvre. --Dr. Edward Gübelin, C.G., F.G.A., late dean of the world s gemologists and father of international gem laboratories.
...visually incomparable. The illustrations are magnificent...of great value to the consumer. A book such as yours can raise greatly the knowledge level on the part of the public. Richard T. Liddicoat, Chairman, Gemological Institute of America --Richard T. Liddicoat, Chairman, Gemological Institute of America
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Book Description Gem Book Pub, 2015. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 3rd edition. 64 pages. 8.59x5.76x0.74 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # __1887651179
Book Description Gem Book Pub, 2015. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 3rd edition. 64 pages. 8.59x5.76x0.74 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 1887651179