Marijan Dundek, diamond consultant
Marijan Dundek is a leading authority on diamonds. In his professional career he has worked with and advised on some of the world's finest and most valuable diamonds. His passion for his field and for furthering knowledge about diamonds and the diamond industry led to his writing 'Diamonds', a practical guide to the subject, which has been highly praised by experts and organizations alike.
Born in Croatia in 1950, Mr Dundek has lived in London since 1971 and has travelled extensively around the world. He studied gemology at the International Gemological Institute in Antwerp, and his experience working with gemstones in Brazil, New York, and Europe contributed further to his knowledge and appreciation of diamonds. He worked for 16 years with world-famous Graff Diamonds in London.
As a private consultant, Mr Dundek has attended the prestigious Sotheby's and Christie's auctions of fine gems, where he has helped buyers acquire some of the world's rarest and most magnificent diamonds, including coloured diamonds in excess of 100 carats.
Mr Dundek's wide experience and knowledge of diamonds, along with his passion for the subject and commitment to good practice in the industry, have made him a notable authority in the field.