In this book, Fred Ward traces the history of diamond mining, exploration, cutting and use from the earliest known use in India at about 400 BC to the manufacturing of synthetic dimonds that is occurring today. It's a fascinating story loaded with great photos. He also clearly explains how diamonds are cut, graded, used to produce jewelry, and marketed worldwide. He concludes with detailed advice on how to purchase and care for your diamond jewelry or investment pieces. This book is a 6" x 9" paperback with 64 pages. Revised edition. From the Fred Ward Gem Book Series.

DiamondsTable of Contents

History and Lore3
Hunt for Treasure13
Romancing the Stone27
Jewels and Artifacts37
Lab-Grown and Industrial Diamonds51
Buying and Caring59