Famous Diamonds

Famous Diamonds

Book - 1997 | Third edition, revised and updated.
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This is a beautifully illustrated study of diamonds of the most exceptional beauty and rarity. Inextricably entwined with the lives of emperors and conquerors, kings and queens, statesmen and soldiers, these jewels have been objects of passion, war, violence and theft.

In the past decade, some of these diamonds have resurfaced, along with their fascinating histories. In addition, a remarkable array of modern gemstones has been discovered, some of the biggest and finest ever seen. This third edition offers an indispensable and endlessly fascinating reference to these famous jewels.

Publisher: London : Christie's, 1997.
Edition: Third edition, revised and updated.
ISBN: 9780903432511
Branch Call Number: 553.82 BAL 1997
Characteristics: 320 pages :,color illustrations, map ;,30 cm


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