Diamonds : an early history of the king of gems /
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Diamonds : an early history of the king of gems /

A lavishly illustrated, in-depth early history covering two thousand years of diamond jewelry and commerce, from the Indian mines to European merchants, courts, and workshops This richly illustrated history of diamonds illuminates myriad facets of the "king of gems," including a cast of la...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Ogden, Jack (Author)
Corporate Author: PALCI EBSCO books
Format: Online Book
Published: New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, [2018]
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Table of Contents:
  • Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; PREFACE; 1 The Diamond; 2 The Ancient World; 3 Early Persia and the East; 4 Medieval Europe; 5 The Dawn of Diamond Cutting in Europe; 6 The Fifteenth-Century Technical Revolution; 7 Renaissance Table and Point Cuts; 8 Renaissance Multifaceted Cuts; 9 The Early Brilliant Cut; 10 Diamond Cutting in London; 11 The Value and Assessment of Diamonds; 12 The Indian Diamond Mines; 13 The Diamond Trade in India; 14 Diamond Cutting in India and the East; 15 The Eclipse of Indian Diamonds; Epilogue.
  • APPENDIX: A 1675 Description of the Diamond MinesNOTES; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; T; V; W; Y; Z.