'Diamonds' book by Marijan Dundek
Author and diamonds consultant Marijan Dundek is delighted to present the updated 2022 edition of his book 'Diamonds' which provides the general public as well as diamond industry professionals with all the essential information about natural and fancy color diamonds, their history and how to understand the main factors that determine their value and quality.
A story of timeless fascination
From when they were first mined thousands of years ago, natural diamonds have been cherished throughout history and will 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.
Designed with great attention to 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.
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 fancy color diamonds, and recent developments such as the Kimberley Process and the growing importance of Russia, India, China and Dubai in today's diamond industry.
Natural fancy color diamonds
With their popularity and value buoyant in recent years, natural fancy color diamonds have taken a top spot in the diamond trade. With a special section on natural coloured diamonds that describes and illustrates every colour group, the book explains the causes, sources and occurrence of these dazzling and rare gems.
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'
The updated 2022 edition of the authoritative 'Diamonds' by Marijan Dundek, now available on Amazon.co.uk, provides an even more comprehensive guide to the story of the natural precious stones and the factors that determine their value and quality.