Royal Rubies (Hardcover)
- The royal ruby parure worn by HRH Crown Princess Mary of Denmark is an historic set of jewelry, comprehensively examined in this publication - Detailed essays revive the history of the iconic parure - Exhibition at Koldinghus Castle, Kolding (DK), May 2018 The royal ruby parure worn by HRH Crown Princess Mary of Denmark is a delicate piece of craftsmanship dating back to the early nineteenth century. The beautiful set was transferred in 2010 to the Danish jewelry company Dulong Fine Jewelry for one of the century's most extensive restoration projects. Nina Hald has followed this process in detail and provides a fascinating insight into the goldsmith's craft and the development of a new set. This publication details the historic context of the ruby set's origin of creation - a time when every woman of standing would own one - and the history of its transmission from generation to generation in the royal families of Sweden and Denmark. Moreover, the author devotes a whole chapter to the ruby itself and another to the cultural history of the color red. Published to accompany the exhibition at Kodinghus Castle, Kolding (DK) in May 2018.
Having been fascinated by jewelry and gemstones since her childhood, Nina Hald is now the author of nine books on her specialist subject. As well as contributions to international publications, Nina Hald has also curated three important royal jewelry exhibitions in her native Denmark.