The World of Tourmaline is a visual feast for lovers of tourmaline, and a gorgeous documentation of what is perhaps the finest collection of tourmaline specimens ever assembled by a private collector. In the first few pages, Gerhard Wagner, a collector from Germany, tells the story of how he was introduced to minerals and decided to specialize in one of the most popular gem species. What follows thereafter is a photographic tour de force by Mark Mauthner of over 360 superb specimens, some of them shown from two different angles, many full-page size, in stunningly high-quality reproduction. “Image specialist” Stephanie Hubbs was employed to compare photos and proofs to the actual specimens in order to assure absolutely accurate color fidelity.
This is a coffee-table book of the highest quality, and a valuable documentation of a great collection, destined to be sold at auction soon. (Parallel text in English and German)