Diamonds

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Formed deep in the earth, under immense pressure and heat, up to 3,000 million years ago, diamonds were first discovered in India around 800 BCE and have remained among the rarest and highly prized substances ever since. Illustrated with large-format photographs, this impressive book explains the history of the diamond trade and profiles the modern industry from mining, assessing quality, cutting and setting stones to famous royal jewels and celebrity wearers.

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Diamonds

Diamonds

The Quest From Solid Rock to the Magic of Diamonds

Hardback430pp Illustrated330x321mm

9789812750877     Product Code: 505483

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Formed deep in the earth, under immense pressure and heat, up to 3,000 million years ago, diamonds were first discovered in India around 800 BCE and have remained among the rarest and highly prized substances ever since. Illustrated with large-format photographs, this impressive book explains the history of the diamond trade and profiles the modern industry from mining, assessing quality, cutting and setting stones to famous royal jewels and celebrity wearers.

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