Author Marijan Dundek will present the new 2022 edition of his book “Diamonds” in an Insta Live conversation @jewelleryoutlook starting at 2 pm UK time (9 am New York time) on Thursday, December 23, 2021.
The book provides a finely illustrated overview of natural diamonds, notably including a new and expanded chapter on natural fancy coloured diamonds, with descriptions and illustrations of every colour group that have received strong praise from readers.
The book talks about the creation and development of diamonds in the earth’s crust, and relates a history from the earliest diamond discoveries, the origins of commercial diamond mining in South Africa, recent changes in the diamonds industry, including global shifts in centres of production and distribution, the international implementation of ethical standards in the trade, and the emerging roles of China, India, Russia and Dubai as major players in the diamonds market.
It also illustrates some of the world’s most remarkable diamonds, such as the 31.06-carat fancy deep blue Wittelsbach-Graff Diamond, the 70.21-carat Idol’s Eye colourless diamond, and the 5.11-carat “Moussaieff Red.”
The book, which has been widely used as an educational tool in jewellery and gemstone courses, explains the “four Cs” that measure the quality of a diamond, and gives fresh insights into the history, influence and role of the GIA in the diamond world.
In the new edition, “Diamonds” presents the new look of the GIA diamond grading certificate, which communicates the origin, journey and specifications of the diamond, and will be made available by the seller to the buyer.