Updated, expanded, and redesigned, this edition has new chapters and dozens of full-color illustrations, including pictures of some of the world's most beautiful diamonds. A new section on natural color diamonds provides descriptions and illustrations of each main color group. While colored diamonds represent an increasingly important part of the diamond trade, there is little information about them available in the popular literature, and Mr Dundek's book is one of the few to cover the subject.
Written in clear, concise and jargon-free language, the book aims to help the reader acquire a basic knowledge of diamonds and an understanding of the main factors that determine their quality and value. The reader will also find information on the history of diamonds and the growth of the diamond industry, plus a new chapter on the life story of one very special diamond, from its discovery to final transformation.