The Story of the Diamond: Timeless. Elegant. Iconic.

The Story of the Diamond: Timeless. Elegant. Iconic.

by Tamara Sturtz-Filby
The Story of the Diamond: Timeless. Elegant. Iconic.

The Story of the Diamond: Timeless. Elegant. Iconic.

by Tamara Sturtz-Filby

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Overview

A symbol of power, a promise of marriage and a girl's best friend, the diamond is unmatched by any other gemstone in the world.

From ancient civilizations and the royal courts of Europe to modern culture, film and fashion, the mystique and glamor of the world's most brilliant natural treasure is told in a story that merges history with gemology, collecting with couture. Celebrating our everlasting fascination with this prized jewel, The Story of the Diamond gives background on merchants, traders and jewellers, from Cartier to Harry Winston, as well as legendary and rare stones, such as the cursed Hope, the stolen Koh-i-Noor and the ransomed Idol's Eye.

With indepth information on styles, cuts, colors and carats, and both natural and lab-grown stones, as well as a chapter devoted to engagement rings, there is advice on selecting and buying sustainably sourced diamonds.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781838611439
Publisher: Welbeck Publishing Group Limited
Publication date: 09/26/2023
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 490,660
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Tamara Sturtz-Filby is a journalist specializing in fashion, beauty and women's lifestyle. She worked for Marie Claire and Harper's Bazaar for over a decade, after which she freelanced for Vogue, Elle, Red, Grazia, the Guardian, the Daily Telegraph and the Sunday Times. Tamara's work can be seen at www.thewordgirl.co.uk. She lives in Bath, UK.

Table of Contents

The History of the Diamond • Gemology & Jewellers, Including: Natural and Laboratory Diamonds; Cut; Color; Clarity & Carat; Brands • Legendary Diamonds, Including: Beau Sancy; DeBeers Millennium Star; Koh-I-Noor; Star of Africa; Taylor-Burton; Tiffany • Fashion & Culture • The Engagement Ring • Glossary • Index • Acknowledgements.

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