A beautiful look at the world’s most alluring gem.
With images as fabulous as their highly prized subject, Diamonds is about the science and glamour of this magnificent gemstone.
The book takes a look at why we desire diamonds, where their characteristic fire comes from and why they are seen as the ultimate symbol of love. Known in pop culture today as bling, diamonds play a role in fashion and celebrity as well as jewelry. Also revealed are some of the amazing properties of diamonds that make it a vital material for modern technology and medicine as well as a “girl’s best friend”.
Filled with color photographs throughout, Diamonds features six chapters:
Desire why diamonds are so highly valued and their properties
The Hunt the diamond rushes
The Cut how the rocks are transformed into jewels
Fame some famous diamonds and their legends
The Extreme hardness, transparency, conductivity, durability
Design jewelry, antique and modern, on clothing and in film. Designed for the luxury-lover or the mineral collector, Diamonds is sure to please.
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