The trilogy of gem guides by Joanna Hardy. Image by Casey Moore through Gemfields.
The most recent reserve is Sapphire: A Celebration of Colour which will be revealed at the stop of the month. It follows Emerald and Ruby (in 2013 and 2017).
Hardy said: “What a journey it has been… It’s remarkable to imagine I have been to Mozambique, Madagascar, Zambia, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Cambodia, Thailand, Colombia to exploration my textbooks. Covid put a stop to Montana and Australia but at the very least I acquired to take a look at the other international locations.
“I will hardly ever forget about the journeys and tales. Each and every ebook takes about 2-3 years which contains the travel so all three have virtually been 10 decades in the making.”
She additional: “Sapphire is an unassuming gem. It has been overshadowed by diamonds, rubies and emeralds for a long time, but ignore it at your peril, for sapphire is a titan of the gemstone earth.”
The books have been sponsored by Gemfields, which owns the luxurious Fabergé jewelry model, and is the world’s greatest coloured gems producer.
Gemfields CEO Sean Gilbertson, stated: “Few points on our earth blend marvel, magic and mysticism rather like the ‘Holy Trinity’ of coloured gemstones. They chart the heritage, heritage and legacy of humankind throughout millennia in a special and captivating manner.”
Sapphire: A Celebration of Colour launches on September 30, along with new editions of Ruby and Emerald, and are readily available to purchase from Thames Hudson via https://british isles.bookshop.org/textbooks/sapphire-a-celebration-of-color/9780500024775