The King of Gems


An ambitious, lavishly illustrated survey of the king of gems, the ruby.


ISBN: 9780500519417 Category:

Joanna Hardy


This is the most ambitious book ever published on the ruby, the king of gems. From Emperors and Empresses, Kings and Queens, Maharanis to Hollywood royalty, a stunning array of style icons are shown wearing their favourite ruby jewelry, alongside classic images of rubies from art, advertising and fashion. The book also showcases sixty of the world’s most significant and renowned pieces of ruby jewelry, including many previously unseen designs from royal and private collections. Historic creations are represented alongside pieces from major modern jewelry houses, among them Cartier, Boucheron, Van Cleef & Arpels, Chaumet, Harry Winston and Graff. Additionally, Ruby offers practical guidance on what to look for in a quality ruby.

Additional information

Weight 3246 g
Dimensions 25.2 x 34.5 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 1 December 2017
Number of pages 328
Format Hardback
Dimensions 25.2 x 34.5 cm
Weight 3246 g