Diamonds

Diamonds cover

Vicky Paterson

Diamonds is designed for the luxury-lover in your life and for anyone who has ever felt the allure of these sparkling natural gems.

ISBN:
978 0 565 09196 5
Format:
Hardback
Price:
£15.00
Published:
July 2005
Size:
205 x 220 mm
Extent:
112 pp
Illustrations:
Colour throughout
Publisher:
Natural History Museum

Details

'Diamonds make the ultimate statement about wealth and status, where 'bling' often speaks louder than words.' From the Preface to Diamonds.

Why do we desire diamonds? Where does their characteristic 'fire' come from? Why are they seen as the ultimate symbol of love? And why are these crystals of pure carbon so highly prized? In Diamonds we take a look at the glamour and sparkle of the cut gems: the jewellery, fashion and celebrity. Also revealed are some of the amazing properties of diamond that make it a vital material for modern technology as well as a girl's best friend.

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Author

Vicky Paterson is an editor and writer specialising in natural history topics.

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