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Jade (Fred Ward Gem Book)

This extensive revision updates all of the world's jade sources with 65 new color photographs as well as revised text on every page. The lavishly illustrated all-color book is part of the Fred Ward Gem Book Series. Chapters include: History & Lore; China & the Stone of Heaven; the Olmec, Maya, and Aztec; the Maori in New Zealand; Jade Today; and Buying & Caring for Jade. This book provides the ideal introduction to one of the world's oldest and most famous materials. Follow author Fred Ward around the world in search for the best, most significant, and most beautiful examples of jadeite and nephrite, the two rocks known as jade.

Paperback: 64 pages

Publisher: Gem Book Publishers; 2 edition (October 1, 2001)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1887651063

ISBN-13: 978-1887651066

Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 5.8 x 8.5 inches

Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces

Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

Best Sellers Rank: #1,181,170 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #378 in Books > Science & Math > Earth Sciences > Rocks & Minerals #392 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Antiques & Collectibles > Jewelry #27788 in Books > Science & Math > Nature & Ecology

" of the most concise, most complete, and most beautiful volumes on jade...congratulations." -- Dr. Edward Gubelin, CG, FGA, dean of the world's gemologists" much information...extensive and excellent picture coverage...Fred Ward has done it again." -- British Journal of Gemmology"...visually incomparable. The illustrations are magnificant...of great value to the consumer...raises the knowledge level of the public." --Richard Liddicoat, Chairman, Gemological Institute of America

For 14 years Fred Ward created, wrote, and photographed National Geographic Magazine's legendary gemstone series. He has now greatly expanded his classic work into the eight-book Fred Ward Gem Book Series, complete with new photographs and text. His easy-to-read accurate books provide you what you need to know to buy and enjoy the world's most historic and beautiful gems. Mr. Ward's award-winning photographs make each page a visual feast. This book is part of the world's most popular gem book series.

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