LONDON, February 28, 2010 - Marijan Dundek gave a talk about the new edition of his book "Diamonds" at the Croatian Embassy in London on Friday February 26.
Dundek, a Croatian national, gave an illuminating talk about the world of rare and coloured diamonds before a specially invited audience.
He talked of his admiration for Graff Diamonds' Lesotho Promise, which was 603 carats in the rough and was transformed into 26 D colour flawless diamonds, all of which were set into a fabulous necklace.
Dundek also talked of natural colour diamonds, and showed images of each main colour group, including blues, browns, grays, greens, oranges, pinks, purples – and the supremely rare reds.
Written in clear, concise and jargon-free language, with full colour illustrations throughout, Dundek's book "Diamonds" aims to help the reader acquire a basic knowledge of diamonds and an understanding of the main factors that determine their quality and value.
“Diamonds” is aimed at professional jewellers and gemmologists, valuers and auctioneers, students and teachers of gemmology, prospective buyers of diamonds, or simply those interested in learning more about this most prized of gemstones.
The book has been praised by organisations including the Gemological Institute of America, the British Jewellery Association, the National Association of Goldsmiths, and the Gemmological Association of Great Britain.