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The Queen's Diamonds

£25.99

Product description

This book is as good a new. Very minor shelf wear to the dust jacket.

The splendour and sparkle of the diamond is unmatched by that of any other gem in the world. As status symbols or emblems of endless love, diamonds have been worn, collected, and presented as lavish gifts since the earliest days of antiquity. Today, steady sales-and borrowed baubles on the arms of starlets-indicate that diamonds remain among the most sought-after gemstones. But few, if any, private collections surpass that of Queen Elizabeth II. The Queen's Diamonds takes readers on a tour of the magnificent royal inheritance of diamonds from Queen Adelaide in the 1830's to the present day. The book features more than seventy awe-inspiring pieces of jewellery from one of the finest collections in the world.

With three hundred full-colour photographs-many newly commissioned for the book-the dazzling display ranges from the flawless pink diamond presented to Princess Elizabeth, as she was then known, for her wedding in 1947 to nineteenth-century diamond diadems to the Cartier "Halo" tiara worn most recently by The Duchess of Cambridge at her wedding in April 2011. As informative as it is stunningly beautiful, the book includes information on many items of international importance and great historic significance. Published on the occasion of the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, The Queen's Diamonds offers the first authorised account of this iconic and unparalleled collection of diamond jewellery. The photos superbly encapsulate the breathtaking beauty of the subjects, and the descriptions are packed with fascinating details.

Item details

Author(s):
Roberts, Hugh
Condition:
As new
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1905686382
ISBN-13:
9781905686384
Publisher:
Royal Collection

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About this item

This book is as good a new. Very minor shelf wear to the dust jacket.

The splendour and sparkle of the diamond is unmatched by that of any other gem in the world. As status symbols or emblems of endless love, diamonds have been worn, collected, and presented as lavish gifts since the earliest days of antiquity. Today, steady sales-and borrowed baubles on the arms of starlets-indicate that diamonds remain among the most sought-after gemstones. But few, if any, private collections surpass that of Queen Elizabeth II. The Queen's Diamonds takes readers on a tour of the magnificent royal inheritance of diamonds from Queen Adelaide in the 1830's to the present day. The book features more than seventy awe-inspiring pieces of jewellery from one of the finest collections in the world.

With three hundred full-colour photographs-many newly commissioned for the book-the dazzling display ranges from the flawless pink diamond presented to Princess Elizabeth, as she was then known, for her wedding in 1947 to nineteenth-century diamond diadems to the Cartier "Halo" tiara worn most recently by The Duchess of Cambridge at her wedding in April 2011. As informative as it is stunningly beautiful, the book includes information on many items of international importance and great historic significance. Published on the occasion of the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, The Queen's Diamonds offers the first authorised account of this iconic and unparalleled collection of diamond jewellery. The photos superbly encapsulate the breathtaking beauty of the subjects, and the descriptions are packed with fascinating details.

Author(s):
Roberts, Hugh
Condition:
As new
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1905686382
ISBN-13:
9781905686384
Publisher:
Royal Collection

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Overseas returns: 31 days

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