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Best books about diamonds (part 3)

In part 3 of the list, we will explore some of the best books written about diamonds (you can find part 1 here and part 2 here). Just like Hollywood, the publishing industry loves a good diamond book, and diamonds can be used in many ways to tell a story. The following list is about great books featuring diamonds, a mix of fiction and non-fiction.


Women’s Jewelry Association

The Women's Jewelry Association (WJA) was formed in 1983 after a founding member, jewelry sales representative Toni Lyn Judd, was unfairly treated by her employer. It was a revolutionary act at a time when the American jewelry industry was in many ways a male-dominated industry. At the time, even leading organizations refused to accept women as members.


Best books about diamonds (part 2)

In part two of the list, we will explore some of the best books written about diamonds. Just like Hollywood, the publishing industry loves a good diamond book, and diamonds can be used in many ways to tell a story. The following list is about great books featuring diamonds, a mix of fiction and non-fiction.


Best books about diamonds (part 1)

Just like Hollywood, the publishing industry loves a good diamond book, and diamonds can be used in many ways to tell a story. The following list is about great books featuring diamonds, a mix of fiction and non-fiction.


Making the Grade

Most people call a diamond's shape "cut." Since January 2006, however, the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) started using the term to refer to the quality of a round polished diamond's workmanship, known as Cut Grade.


Going After the Heart

Heart-shaped diamonds are mentioned in letters between Italian nobility as early as 1463. Mary Queen of Scots gave Queen Elizabeth a ring set with a Heart-shaped diamond in 1562. They even appear in paintings from the era. Today, Heart-shaped diamonds are very popular in the Far East. In the past year, it has gained growing popularity in the US especially after singers Lady Gaga and Nicki Minaj received engagement rings set with Heart-shaped diamonds.


Crystal Clear - Fancy Color

Pink, blue, green, red or other naturally colorful diamonds are Fancy Color or Colored diamonds. They are very rare creations of nature and the majority of them - more than 85% of the fancy color polished diamonds - are fancy yellow diamonds smaller than 1 carat.


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