This book is written in an-easy to-understand manner with over ninety photographs depicting a diverse selection of fancy colors. It gives the investor or collector a ready grasp in understanding what gives diamonds their value and desirability. It can be said that each colored diamond has a one-of-a-kind color that is unique because no two natural colored polished diamonds are exactly alike in facet placement, symmetry, angles, and color saturation. Their unparalleled beauty can be compared to viewing a Monet or Rembrandt. In the hands of a diamond polisher each colored diamond is awakened as if from deep sleep through the manufacturing process which brings the polished diamond to life.
Book size: 8 ½” x 11” (22cm x 29cm) hardcover
Photographs: All color photos
Table of Contents
CHAPTER ONE – OVERVIEW OF THE ROUGH DIAMOND MARKET.
Mining, classification, production and marketing, pricing and value.
CHAPTER TWO – ROUGH DIAMOND STRUCTURE, SHAPE AND ORIENTATION
The structure of the rough, common shape of rough gem diamonds, orienting the rough for weight retention and yield.
CHAPTER THREE – SURFACE FEATURES
External surface features, near-surface features.
CHAPTER FOUR – INTERNAL FEATURES
Overview of the internal inclusions, and common types of inclusions.
CHAPTER FIVE – THE FUNDAMENTALS OF ROUGH DIAMOND PROPORTIONS
Introduction to proportions, summary of the round brilliant, general proportion analysis.
CHAPTER SIX – COLOR IN ROUGH DIAMONDS
An overview of color, the effects of color on rough externally and internally.
CHAPTER SEVEN – MANUFACTURING ROUGH DIAMONDS
Terminology clarification, the four steps in manufacturing a rough diamond, technology in diamond manufacturing, practical application in manufacturing rough diamonds.
CHAPTER EIGHT – INTRODUCTION ON VALUING ROUGH DIAMONDS
The structure of perceived value, value in relation to expected weight recovery, value in relation to inclusions, color and cut.
CHAPTER NINE – ALLUVIAL DIAMOND MINING
Diamond production and economic forces, types of alluvial mining, basics of river movement, the Kimberly Process.
CHAPTER TEN – DOCUMENTING THE CHARACTERISTICS OF DIAMONDS
Rough to polished, inclusions, color and crystal shapes.
To place an order for any of our books, please call the Institute during normal business hours, Eastern Standard Time.
U.S Phone: (954) 574-0833
Contact author: email@example.com