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'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

Chapter I
   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,
   Carat
   GIA Natural Diamond Origin Report
   Diamond fluorescence

Chapter II
   Natural fancy color diamonds
   Color
      Main causes of coloration in diamonds
      Fancy color diamond grading
      Treated and synthetic color diamonds
   Clarity
   Cut and shape
   Carat weight
   Primary hues of natural fancy color diamonds
      Blue, yellow, orange, brown, green, chameleon, pink, red,
      purple, violet, white, grey, black, salt and pepper

Chapter III
   The Birth of a Diamond – The Lesotho Promise
      Discovery
      Acquisition
      Transformation
      Cutting
      Finishing
      The final jewel
   International organizations and gem trade laboratories


Book specifications

Cover: paperback, 96 pages
Publisher: Noble Gems Publications
Current edition: January 2022
Language: English
ISBN: 978-0-9537884-3-9
RRP: £19.95

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Testimonials

Excellent work and brilliant presentation, a work of art to be cherished.

Freddy J. Hanard
(Former CEO, Antwerp World Diamond Centre)

The best guide of its kind to appreciating and learning about these precious gemstones.

Goldsmith magazine (March 2011)

Thoroughly interesting and informative... this book will appeal to the layperson and student of gemmology alike... an ideal pocket guide.

The Australian Gemmologist magazine

If you are going to buy just one guide to diamonds, this is the one to go for.

Bekim Prvetica
(amateur gemmologist)

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