Diamonds - an early history of the king of gems
Jack Ogden
Yale University Press (2018)
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Diamond, History
Hardcover 9780300215663
This richly illustrated history of diamonds illuminates myriad facets of the “king of gems,” including a cast of larger-than-life characters such as Alexander the Great, the Mughal Emperor Jahangir, and East India Company adventurers. It’s an in-depth study tracing the story of diamonds from their early mining and trade more than two thousand years ago to the 1700s, when Brazil displaced India as the world’s primary diamond supplier. Jack Ogden, a historian and gemologist specializing in ancient gems and jewelry, describes the early history of diamond jewelry, the development of diamond cutting, and how diamonds were assessed and valued. The book includes more than one hundred captivating illustrations, from historic diamond-set jewelry, some previously unpublished, to photomicrographs of individual gems, medieval manuscript illustrations, and Indian miniatures, as well as diagrams depicting historical methods of cutting and polishing diamonds.
Product Details
LoC Control Number 2017946299
No. of Pages 388
Height x Width 245 x 180  mm
Personal Details
Read It Yes
Store Alibris
Location C 6
Purchase Price 43.00 CHF
Purchase Date juin 2018
Condition Like new
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