'Diamonds' book information
'Diamonds', published by Noble Gems Publications, is the leading guide of its kind to these prized and fascinating gems.
Written in clear, concise and jargon-free language, the book provides all the essential information about diamonds as well as extra features that will both inform and fascinate the reader.
A diamond guide with a difference
'Diamonds' has been recognised worldwide and praised for its usefulness as an easy-to-understand guide.
Its contents are clearly arranged and allow the reader to quickly find the section they want. The book has been welcomed by readers and organisations in all areas of the trade - professional jewellers and gemmologists, students and teachers of gemmology, prospective buyers of diamonds, and those simply interested in learning more about these fascinating gems.
Table of Contents
History of diamonds
The diamond industry
The Kimberley Process certification scheme
The genesis of diamonds
Diamond producing countries and major cutting centers
Quality of diamonds
Color, Clarity, Cut
Standard diamond shapes:
round brilliant, pear, marquise, oval, heart,
cushion, Royal Asscher, emerald, radiant, princess,
GIA Natural Diamond Origin Report
Natural fancy color diamonds
Main causes of coloration in diamonds
Fancy color diamond grading
Treated and synthetic color diamonds
Cut and shape
Primary hues of natural fancy color diamonds
Blue, yellow, orange, brown, green, chameleon, pink, red,
purple, violet, white, grey, black, salt and pepper
The Birth of a Diamond – The Lesotho Promise
The final jewel
International organizations and gem trade laboratories
Cover: paperback, 96 pages
Publisher: Noble Gems Publications
Current edition: January 2022
Excellent work and brilliant presentation, a work of art to be cherished.
The best guide of its kind to appreciating and learning about these precious gemstones.
Thoroughly interesting and informative... this book will appeal to the layperson and student of gemmology alike... an ideal pocket guide.
If you are going to buy just one guide to diamonds, this is the one to go for.
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