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This book will set the standard in the diamond industry for fancy colored diamonds for the next fifty years.
Using the Aurora Collection of 260 fancy colour diamonds as its foundation. Collecting and Classifying Coloured Diamonds, explores the gamut of colours displayed by diamonds in nature.
For centuries, these mysterious, exotic and rare gemstones have been admired by connoisseurs, analyzed by gemologists, and coveted by collectors. Collecting and Classifying Coloured Diamonds, provides a detailed and handsomely illustrated account of these unusual gemstones. Collecting and Classifying Coloured Diamonds offers a complete guide to perceiving and measuring colour in diamonds, with explanations using modern colour science and visual comparisons to some of nature's most colourful creations.
In addition to a comprehensive yet easy to read text, Collecting and Classifying Coloured Diamonds presents the reader with: More than 700 colour photographs More than 650 black and white diagrams More than 300 quotations relating to coloured diamonds Chart listing coloured diamonds on public exhibit Charts denoting rarity for various diamond colours Chart denoting twelve colour varieties of diamonds More than 275 diamond colours are classified More than 560 terms are defined in the glossary More than 1200 books and articles are referenced More than 1400 coloured diamonds are referenced