'Diamonds' book by Marijan Dundek
Best-selling diamond guide
Available in print and digital e-book formats, 'Diamonds' provides the reader with all the essential information about these precious gems and how to understand the main factors that determine their value and quality. Now in its third edition, the book has received overwhelmingly positive feedback from readers around the world and has also been translated into six languages.
The 4C's: colour, clarity, cut and carat
The book answers all the important questions, including how to recognize and grade the 4Cs, what causes the rainbow hues of natural colour diamonds, and recent developments such as the Kimberley Process and the growing importance of China, India and Russia in today's diamond industry.
Lavishly illustrates diamond shapes and types
Designed with great attention to its visual content, the book is packed with illustrations that show the remarkable variety of diamonds. Also featured are pictures of some of the world's most stunning historical and contemporary diamonds.
Natural colour diamonds
With their popularity and value skyrocketing in recent years, natural colour diamonds have come to assume top spot in the diamond trade. With a special section on colour diamonds that describes and illustrates every colour group, the book explains the causes and occurrence of these dazzling and rare gems.
A story of timeless fascination
From when they were first mined thousands of years ago, diamonds have been cherished throughout history and will always continue to fascinate us. Their story is told here, from their humble origins in the form of carbon, the most basic element of life, through their many transformations by the forces of nature and the human hand to becoming prized objects of unique value and beauty.
Who will benefit from the book?
- Professional jewellers
- Students and diamond enthusiasts
- Valuers and auctioneers
- Prospective buyers of diamond jewellery
'Diamonds' is a practical guide that will be useful to anyone involved with diamonds, whether they already have some knowledge of the subject or are coming to it for the first time. The book contains a wealth of vivid colour illustrations and is both highly informative and a delight to browse.
Praise for 'Diamonds'
'Diamonds' has been recognized and commended by top organizations and jewellers, including the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), the International Gemological Institute of Antwerp (IGI), the Gemmological Association of Great Britain, the British Jewellery Association, the National Association of Goldsmiths, the Antwerp World Diamond Centre, Graff Diamonds, Langerman Diamonds, Cartier, Tiffany & Co., and others.