“Pick up a little something sparkly for Jewel Day, even if it's just for the coffee table. Emerald is a pictorial history of the highly coveted green gemstone.” (Elle)
“An extravagant tome with stunning photos of verdantly bedecked royals, socialites, and movies stars.” (Architectural Digest)
“Channel your inner Elizabeth Taylor and immerse yourself in the history of the green gem's many iterations, from a cabochon pendant worn as a headdress in the pages of Vogue to Cartier-designed crown jewels for the Maharaja of Patiala.” (Lonny)
“A celebratory look into the gemstone and its cultural heritage.” (Harper's Bazaar)
“Gemologist Joanna Hardy traces the history of emerald jewels from the pyramids of ancient Egypt to the necklines of Angelina Jolie and Elizabeth Taylor.” (InStyle)
“Written history abounds here . . . as the authors describe such phenomena as the Cheapside Hoard—a rich trove of Elizabethan and Jacobean jewelry discovered in London in 1912—and the role of the stones in a variety of kingdoms.” (Women's Wear Daily)
“Tells the story of the magnificent gem that is twenty times rare than diamonds. Packed with hundreds of examples of fabulous emerald jewelry.” (Luxury Las Vegas)
“A unique reference that will be a ‘must’ not just for arts holdings, but for any serious jewelry or gemstone collector.” (Midwest Book Review)
“Fabulous. . . . Connoisseurs, experts, princes, and movie starts reveal their experience of possessing emeralds in these pages.” (Quest)
About the Author
Jonathan Self has written for The Times and Vanity Fair, and is the author of over a dozen books.
Franca Sozzani is editor of Vogue Italia.
Hettie Judah is a British author who has written extensively about fashion, art, and design for various international publications. Recent books that she has edited include Pattern: 100 Fashion Designers, 10 Curators and Art & Queer Culture.