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Emeralds A Passionate Guide by Ronald Ringsrud

  • 23 chapters in 382 pages
  • 70 photomicrographs
  • over 250 other photos and illustrations

Read about the people, the miners, the personalities and adventurers – each caught in the allure of this exotic green stone! Rather than a mere introduction to emeralds, this book is a grand introduction to the royal view that a connoisseur takes on the subjects of color, gem appreciation and rarity.

There is information here for a gemologist to rise to the level of connoisseurship in emeralds. But beginners will find this book an expansive and informative read – one that celebrates as well as explains The final chapters carry the mind and heart to territory that is both thought-provoking and passionate – unusual for a gemological book, but timely and fitting.

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