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Diamonds: Famous & Fatal: The History, Mystery & Lore of the World’s Most Precious Gem
Diamonds: Famous & Fatal: The History, Mystery & Lore of the World’s Most Precious Gem
 
Our Price: $30.00
Year: 2001
Pages: 236
Binding Hardcover
ISBN 1569802025

Product Code: 756795907

Description
 
Leo P. Kendall (au). Tells the ways in which the beauty, rarity & fascinating lore of diamonds have influenced the world. People know of the “Queen of Diamonds,” the Koh-i-Noor, which dates back to at least 1526. The Hope Diamond, which led to numerous tragedies before finding a permanent home in the Smithsonian Institution, is also well known. Then there were the priceless crown jewels including Henry VIII’s diamond collar, the collection of France’s Louis XVI, & the magnificent Romanov gems. Here you will read fabulous stories of Cecil Rhodes, South Africa, & the DeBeers mines, the world’s major source of diamonds. All the major diamond finds of the centuries are examined & described. Color illustrations.

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