Caroline de Guitaut (Author)
ISBN 978 1 905686 42 1
Hardback, 200 x 200 mm, 120 pages, Over 100 colour illustrations
Published to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, this accessible history explores the royal use of diamonds, from personal jewellery and official regalia to precious boxes and ceremonial swords. It examines the special qualities of diamonds and their roles in the lives of British kings and queens throughout the centuries.
Twenty-one items of the highest craftsmanship are depicted in over 100 full colour illustrations, including newly-commissioned photography showing the exquisite detail of each piece. The book also features the famous Cullinan Diamond, the largest ever found, as well as a glossary and diagram of diamond cuts.
A lavishly illustrated publication providing an introduction to a magnificent royal inheritance.
Hugh Roberts (Author)
ISBN 978 1 905686 38 4
Hardback, 315 x 250 mm, 320 pages with 2 gatefolds, Over 300 colour illustrations, family tree, glossary, bibliography and index
This book provides the first authorised account of the history of some of the finest diamond jewellery in the world. Published on the occasion of the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, it tells the story of the magnificent royal inheritance of diamonds from the time of Queen Adelaide in the 1830s to the present day.
Illustrated with a wealth of archive material as well as extensive new photography of the jewels, this important publication includes stones of international importance as well as items of great historic significance, and will be a standard work of reference on diamond jewellery for many years to come.