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Famous diamonds.

Iain Balfour

Famous diamonds.

by Iain Balfour

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Published by De Beers Consolidated Mines in [s.l.] .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Pagination35p. :
Number of Pages35
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13791991M

Famous Diamonds (Koh-i-Noor, Hope Diamond, Cullinan Diamond etc.) Famous Diamonds Review Works: The Classic: Edwin Streeters’s Great (Famous) Diamonds of the World Mrs. Orpen wrote a standard work with additional Stories about Famous Diamonds Go here for short summaries on “Famous Diamonds” (see table of contents of this book). Diamonds and rubies and sapphires, oh my! From the Regent Diamond to the Black Orlov, all of these 13 precious stones are famous for their beauty and worth, but some are infamous for the.

: Famous diamonds () by Ian Balfour and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books available now at great prices. The "Perfect " Carat D Flawless Oval Shaped Diamond is truly one of the most Amazing Famous Diamonds ever! The Sun-Drop Diamond - ct. This is an exceptional and extremely beautiful, bright, “Sun-like”, one-of-a-kind Diamond.

Famous Diamonds Throughout History. You now know the history of diamonds in general, but some diamonds are so famous they have their own unique history. Some of the most famous diamonds in the world include: The Great Star of Africa ( Carats) Also known as the Star Africa diamond, the Great Star of Africa is the largest cut diamond in the. Diamonds have a long history as beautiful objects of desire. In the first century AD, the Roman naturalist Pliny stated: “Diamond is the most valuable, not only of precious stones, but of all things in this world.” A diamond has to go through a lot before it reaches the jeweler’s display case.


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Famous diamonds by Iain Balfour Download PDF EPUB FB2

In Famous Diamonds, Ian Balfour tells the fascinating stories of almost 80 of these remarkable gems including the famous: Koh-i-Noor, which is set in the British Crown Jewels; the infamous: the deep blue Hope Diamond, which is said to bring bad luck to all who handle it; the biggest: The Cullinan; and the Hollywood romantic: the Taylor-Burton Diamond.

Some have detailed /5(12). About the long and curious chain-of-custody of famous diamonds; entertaining historic tales, each section being for one stone.

Beautifully illustrated, to be browsed by the casual reader, to be reread many times by the historian.4/5. In All About Diamonds, author Lana Frank shares a host of valuable information and facts about diamonds.

Famous diamonds. book Filled with ample colorful illustrations and photos, Frank, an accomplished diamond cutter, gives valuable insights into diamonds, what they are, and why they are important.4/5(8).

No one. I love this book. I’ve worn the spine out. This book covers all of the diamonds facts that you’ll ever want to know: The 4 C’s; Cut, Color, Clarity and Carat Weight. The cost of diamonds (which very few books ever go into).

G.I.A., Super cuts of diamonds, and it even includes diamond pricing tables. I love his writing style. Ten Most Famous Diamonds in History - The Blog. Weight: ct polished, one of two diamonds cut from ct of rough Shape: Oval Brilliant Colour: Yellow Clarity: Unknown Origin: Northern Cape, South Africa.

The Eureka was discovered per chance by a year-old boy, Erasmus Jacobs, on the south bank of the Orange River near Hopetown, Kimberley in and later handed it to his neighbour, farmer Schalk van Niekerk, who was a collector of.

We’ll answer all of these questions and more as we delve deep into the stories of the world’s most famous diamonds. The Cullinan. The Heart of Eternity. The Kohinoor. The Hope Diamond. The Centenary.

The Largest Yellow Diamond. The Krupp. The Taylor Burton. Without a doubt one of the most famous diamonds in the world.

Bought in for million dollars by renowned jeweler Sir Laurence Graff as a fancy grayish-blue diamond weighing and repolished to carat deep blue diamond - An action that raised many eyebrows due to the history and legacy of the diamond.

In Famous Diamonds, Ian Balfour tells the fascinating stories of almost 80 of these remarkable gems including the famous: Koh-i-Noor, which is set in the British Crown Jewels; the infamous: the.

27th largest white diamond found (at that time), and largest diamond from Angola, the carats ( g) 4th February diamond was found in early Februaryand was cut into a carats ( g) flawless D-color emerald-shaped stone.

— Akbar Shah: colorless: India: An Indian diamond which became famous during the days of the Mughal. Christie's Books, - Design- pages 0Reviews "The history of great diamonds is intimately interwoven with the lives of emperors and conquerors, great kings and queens, with statesmen and. Number 5 of the Top 10 Famous Diamonds in the world, with Carats, an oval shape gem, it is now part of the British Crown Jewels.

The name of this diamond means “Mountain of Light” and its history, dating back to ADis the greatest of all famous diamonds. It was captured by the Rajahs of Malwa in the 16th century by the Mogul. In their new book Koh-i-Noor: The History of the World’s Most Infamous Diamond, Anand and Dalrymple work their way through more than four centuries of.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Balfour, Ian. Famous diamonds. London: Collins, (OCoLC) Material Type: Biography: Document Type.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Balfour, Ian. Famous diamonds. London: Christie's Books, (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors. Richard T. Liddicoat Gemological Library. Search GIA's library catalog of 57, books, 1, videos, periodicals, and the renowned Cartier Rare Book Repository and Archive.

The Pink Star (formerly The Steinmetz Pink) The Most Prized Flawless Fancy Vivid Pink Diamond in the World.

It's the largest and finest Fancy Viv. Cartier is a famous diamond brand, headquartered in Paris, France. It designs, manufactures and sells diamond products. Apart from diamond it also produces watches and other jewels. This brand is recognized globally. The various products manufactured by. Antwerp Diamond heist: Confirmed — Diamonds, gold and other jewels worth $ million.

Dubbed the "heist of the century". Graff Diamonds robbery: Confirmed — 43 items of jewelry, stolen in London on 6 August Valued at nearly £40 million.

Ivory Coast Crown Jewels: Confirmed — Gold pendants, necklaces and bracelets. Looking for books by Jared Diamond. See all books authored by Jared Diamond, including Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies, and Collapse: How Societies Chose to Fail or Succeed, and more on. Here are 25 of the greatest book quotes of all time, and although every book has at least a line or two worth remembering, these ones top the rest.

1. “It's the possibility of having a dream.Read on for the stories behind several legendary cursed diamonds. The Hope Diamond The Hope Diamond. Photo credit: Wikipedia. I couldn’t write a cursed diamond overview without mentioning the Hope Diamond. Arguably the most famous and most cursed precious gemstone in history, this carat sparkler has a long and storied past.Visit the Cape Town Diamond Museum and explore the wonderful world of diamonds.

Book your tour here. Open 7 days a week from 9am - 9pm. About the Museum Experience Explore Discover Learn About Diamonds Formation of diamonds South African Diamond History Famous People Famous Diamonds Diamond Mining Diamond Cutting and Polishing Diamond.