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Ruby & Sapphire: A Collector’s Guide

by Richard W. Hughes
with photographs by Wimon Manorotkul and E. Billie Hughes

This impressive coffee-table style volume takes readers into the secret world of ruby and sapphire, through the pen and lens of international expert, Richard Hughes. The author guides readers with the steady eye of a connoisseur, explaining what collectors should look for in ruby and sapphire. Many pictured pieces feature actual auction prices, aiding collectors in their buying decisions. Illustrated with more than 400 magnificent color photographs, for anyone with an interest in precious stones, this is a visual and intellectual feast of the most delicious order.

 

Ruby & Sapphire: A Collector's Guide – Contents

Content

Ruby & Sapphire: A Collector's Guide – Résumé

1. Résumé

Ruby & Sapphire: A Collector's Guide – Résumé

History

Ruby & Sapphire: A Collector's Guide – Source

2. Source

 

Ruby & Sapphire: A Collector's Guide – Source

Geology

Ruby & Sapphire: A Collector's Guide – Valley of Serpents

Valley of Serpents

Ruby & Sapphire: A Collector's Guide – Valley of Serpents

Afghanistan

Ruby & Sapphire: A Collector's Guide – Australia

Australia

Ruby & Sapphire: A Collector's Guide – India

India

Ruby & Sapphire: A Collector's Guide – Kenya

Kenya

Ruby & Sapphire: A Collector's Guide – Malawi

Laos

Ruby & Sapphire: A Collector's Guide – Madagascar

Madagascar

Ruby & Sapphire: A Collector's Guide – Malawi

Malawi

Ruby & Sapphire: A Collector's Guide – Mozambique

Mozambique

Ruby & Sapphire: A Collector's Guide – Myanmar

Myanmar

Ruby & Sapphire: A Collector's Guide – Nepal

Nepal

Ruby & Sapphire: A Collector's Guide – Nepal

Pakistan

Ruby & Sapphire: A Collector's Guide – Rwanda

Rwanda

Ruby & Sapphire: A Collector's Guide – Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

Ruby & Sapphire: A Collector's Guide – Tajikistan

Tajikistan

Ruby & Sapphire: A Collector's Guide – Tanzania

Tanzania

Ruby & Sapphire: A Collector's Guide – Thailand & Cambodia

Thailand & Cambodia

Ruby & Sapphire: A Collector's Guide – Thailand & Cambodia

Thailand & Cambodia

Ruby & Sapphire: A Collector's Guide – Montana

USA–Montana

Ruby & Sapphire: A Collector's Guide – Vietnam

Vietnam

 

Ruby & Sapphire: A Collector's Guide – Connoisseur

3. Connoisseur

 

Ruby & Sapphire: A Collector's Guide – Connoisseur

Cutting

 

Ruby & Sapphire: A Collector's Guide – Connoisseur

From Pigeon's Blood to Peacock's Neck

Ruby & Sapphire: A Collector's Guide – Connoisseur

Ruby & Sapphire Prices

Ruby & Sapphire: A Collector's Guide – Connoisseur

Does Size Matter?

Ruby & Sapphire: A Collector's Guide – Connoisseur

The Tao of Jewelry

 

Ruby & Sapphire: A Collector's Guide – Forensic

4. Forensic

 

Ruby & Sapphire: A Collector's Guide – Forensic

Inner Space

Ruby & Sapphire: A Collector's Guide – Forensic

Enhancements

Ruby & Sapphire: A Collector's Guide – Forensic

Connoisseurship of Crystals

 

Ruby & Sapphire: A Collector's Guide – Forensic

5. Heart

 

Ruby & Sapphire: A Collector's Guide – Forensic

Gem Cutting in Thailand

 

Ruby & Sapphire: A Collector's Guide – Forensic

The Thai Jeweler's Art

 

Ruby & Sapphire: A Collector's Guide – Library

6. Library

 

Ruby & Sapphire: A Collector's Guide – Library

Library

 

Ruby & Sapphire: A Collector's Guide – Library

Library

 

Ruby & Sapphire: A Collector's Guide – Portfolio

7. Portfolio

 

Ruby & Sapphire: A Collector's Guide – Portfolio

Portfolio

 

Ruby & Sapphire: A Collector's Guide – Index

Index