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Collecting and Classifying Coloured Diamonds
by Stephen C. Hofer

Diamonds Famous & Fatal : The History, Mystery and Lore of the World's Most Famous Gem
by Leo P. Kendall

Diamond: A Journey to the Heart of an Obsession
by Matthew Hart
Hardcover: 276 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.07 x 9.43 x 5.96 
Publisher: Walker & Co; ; (November ) 
ISBN: 0802713688 

Diamond: The History of a Cold-Blooded Love Affair
by Matthew Hart
Book Description: For centuries, diamonds have symbolized wealth, prestige and love; however, behind those symbols lies a world of deceit, monopoly and war. 

Hart follows the diamond trail around the globe, from the basement room where Gabi Tolkowsky, the world's greatest diamond cutter, faced the 599-carat Centenary diamond, to the fogbound smugglers' paradise of Africa's Diamond Coast. He records the heroic struggle of the 24-year old woman who discovered a multibillion dollar diamond mine on the Arctic Circle and describes the company that feared her most, masterminds of the great and shadowy diamond cartel. 

Combining history, science, business, and adventure, Diamond captures the essence of this priceless gem and the world that surrounds it.

Diamonds (Fred Ward Gem Book Series)
by Fred Ward, Charlotte Ward
Paperback: 64 pages
Gem Books Publishing; ISBN: 1887651020; revised edition (February 1, )

Diamond Ring Buying Guide: How to Evaluate, Identify and Select Diamonds & Diamond Jewelry (6th Edition)
by Renee Newman
Book Description: The Recognized Authority on Selecting and Buying Diamond Rings! 
Newman's Diamond Ring Buying Guide has become the standard guide for buyers shopping for diamond rings. Renee Newman, herself, has been recognized frequently as the leading expert on stones and jewelry and her expertise has been used extensively by national bridal magazines and websites, alike. 

Now expanded and updated to reflect new trends in the diamond and jewelry market, the Diamond Ring Buying Guide offers step-by-step instructions on how to evaluate diamonds and settings. With sections on price comparison, fake stones, synthetic diamonds, proper gem care, and selection of gold and platinum settings, this guide will provide consumers with all the information needed to make an educated purchase. 

More full-color photographs and examples of diamond rings showing new cutting styles and diamond clarity are now included. 
Paperback: 156 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.50 x 9.00 x 7.00 
Publisher: International Jewelry Publications; 6th edition  
ISBN: 0929975324 

How to Buy a Diamond: Insider Secrets for Getting Your Money's Worth (4th Edition)
by Fred Cuellar
(Paperback -- September )

Barren Lands: An Epic Search for Diamonds in the North American Arctic
by Kevin Krajick

Blood Diamonds: Tracing the Deadly Path of the World's Most Precious Stones
Blood Diamonds: Tracing the Deadly Path of the World's Most Precious Stones
by Greg Campbell
Book Description: Journalist Greg Campbell leads the reader down the international diamond trail of brutality, horror, and profit - providing an on-the-ground and in-the-mines story of global consequence. 
First discovered in 1930, the diamonds of Sierra Leone have funded one of the most savage rebel campaigns in modern history. These "blood diamonds" are smuggled out of West Africa and sold to legitimate diamond merchants in London, Antwerp, and New York, often with the complicity of the international diamond industry. Eventually, these very diamonds find their way into the rings and necklaces of brides and spouses the world over. Blood Diamonds is the gripping tale of how the diamond smuggling works, how the rebel war has effectively destroyed Sierra Leone and its people, and how the policies of the diamond industry - institutionalized in the 1880s by the De Beers cartel - have allowed it to happen. Award-winning journalist Greg Campbell traces the deadly trail of these diamonds, many of which are brought to the world market by fanatical enemies, including the Al Qaeda network. These repercussions of diamond smuggling are felt far beyond the borders of the poor and war-ridden country of Sierra Leone, and the consequences of overlooking this African tragedy, as the world has seen, are both shockingly deadly and unquestionably global.
Hardcover from Westview Press
Diamonds and Precious Stones
by Patrick Voillot
Paperback: 128 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.38 x 6.98 x 4.92 
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams;  
ISBN: 0810928361 

Diamonds of the World
by Hubert Bari
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