Marijan Dundek Publishes Updated, Comprehensive 2022 Edition Of “Diamonds”

A new revised 2022 edition of the authoritative “Diamonds” book by Marijan Dundek has been published, providing an updated and even more comprehensive guide for the general public and the trade, with all the essential information about diamonds and the factors that determine their value and quality.

The book provides a finely illustrated overview of natural diamonds, including an expanded chapter on natural fancy colour diamonds, explaining their extraordinary colour variety with descriptions and illustrations of every colour group.

“I have taken great care over the research of the text and the sourcing of the highest quality images in order to deliver the most informative and entertaining guide possible for diamond lovers and gemmologists,” said Dundek, who came into contact with some of the most beautiful diamonds in the world when he worked for Graff Diamonds in London for 16 years.

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.

Book details:

ISBN: 978-0-9537884-3-9Paperback: 96 pages

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