‘Sapphire: A Celebration of Colour’ with Joanna Hardy

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Goldsmiths' Hall

Goldsmiths' Hall

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Join jewellery and gemstone expert, Joanna Hardy, as she reviews the sapphire’s history with captivating stories from her brand-new book

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Join highly regarded jewellery and gemstone expert, Joanna Hardy, as she reviews the sapphire’s history with captivating stories from her brand-new book.

'Sapphire: A Celebration of Colour' takes us on a journey from the early trade along the Silk Route and the creation of medieval talismans, to the jewellery collections of the great royal houses of Europe and the finest designers at work today. Along the way, she showcases spectacular jewels worn by many notable figures, including Elizabeth Taylor, Queen Elizabeth II and the Duchess of Windsor, as well as pieces by such iconic jewellery houses as Cartier, Bulgari, Van Cleef & Arpels, Chaumet and Tiffany. There is also an exclusive insight into six major private collections, including previously unpublished pieces.

Sapphire is the third and final instalment in Thames & Hudson’s show stopping series on coloured gemstones, created by Violette Editions. A feast for all the senses, the book features page after page of exquisite sapphire jewels and artefacts from the 4th century BC to the present day, interspersed with text exploring the history of this beautiful gemstone and its enduring popularity with style icons, past and present.

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Goldsmiths' Hall

Goldsmiths' Hall

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EC2V 6BN

United Kingdom

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