SECRETS OF THE GEM TRADE, THE CONNOISSEUR’S GUIDE TO PRECIOUS GEMSTONES, (2nd Edition)
November 2016 will mark the publication of the 2nd edition of Secrets Of The Gem Trade, The Connoisseur’s Guide To Precious Gemstones. The book has been expanded from 277 to 404 pages with eleven additional chapters and five new introductory essays and 171 new photographs. The chapters on ruby, emerald, and spinel have been totally revised and rewritten.
Author and former National Geographic writer/photographer Fred Ward called Secrets of the Gem Trade:
“A totally different approach to telling the gemstone story.”
when the 1st edition was published in 2003.
In his introduction to the 2nd edition, GIA’s Senior Manager of Field Gemology, Vincent Pardieu writes:
On the 2nd edition, Pardieu writes:
“The book is a gold mine. i highly recommend it as one of the most useful books I have ever read about gemstones.
Benjamin Zucker, scholar and author of Gems & Jewels, A Connoisseur’s Guide writes:
“The second edition builds substantially on the first edition…breaks new ground in the discussion of blue-white diamonds and includes perhaps the most sensitive overview on the aesthetics of jade to be found in the English language.