Diamonds by Fred Ward. Revised edition. From the Fred Ward Gem Book Series.
In this book, Fred Ward traces the history of diamond mining, exploration, cutting and use from the earliest known use in India at about 400 BC to the manufacturing of synthetic dimonds that is occurring today. It's a fascinating story loaded with great photos. He alsco clearly explains how diamonds are cut, graded, used to produce jewelry and marketed worldwide. He concludes with detailed advice on how to purchase and care for your diamond jewelry or investment pieces. This book is a 6" x 9" paperback with 64 pages.