Collecting and classifying coloured diamonds : an illustrated study of the Aurora Collection

Author : Stepehen C. Hofer

Hidden within the geological formations of our planet are some of the most unique and beautiful expressions of nature: fancy coloured diamonds. 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. 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 and, in a format for both the layperson and the expert, investigates how diamond colours are perceived, measured, and classified. The Aurora Collection, considered one of the finest in the world, has been on exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History in New York since 1989.

Published Date : 20 Mar 2019
Page : 742
Publisher : -
Category : Diamonds Collection

MARC INFORMATION

020 a : ISBN 
9780965941013 
041 a : Language 
eng 
050 b : Publish Year 
1998 
100 a : Author 
245 a : Title 
Collecting and classifying coloured diamonds : an illustrated study of the Aurora Collection 
260 b : Name of publisher 
Ashland Press 
300 a : Total pages 
742 
520 a : Description 
Hidden within the geological formations of our planet are some of the most unique and beautiful expressions of nature: fancy coloured diamonds. 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. 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 and, in a format for both the layperson and the expert, investigates how diamond colours are perceived, measured, and classified. The Aurora Collection, considered one of the finest in the world, has been on exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History in New York since 1989. 
650 a : Subject 
852 a : Library Location 
Diamonds Collection 

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