Diamonds: a Jubilee Celebration

Diamonds: a Jubilee Celebration


By (author) Caroline de Guitaut

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  • Publisher: Royal Collection Trust
  • Format: Hardback | 120 pages
  • Dimensions: 202mm x 204mm x 18mm | 540g
  • Publication date: 15 September 2012
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1905686420
  • ISBN 13: 9781905686421
  • Illustrations note: 120 colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 136,652

Product description

From jewelry of the highest quality and finest craftsmanship to gemstone-laden tiaras and diamond-encrusted swords, this accessible volume presents a visually stunning selection of diamonds from among the Royal Collection's awe-inspiring array.Published to celebrate the forthcoming Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II--as well as a special exhibition planned for Buckingham Palace in 2012--"Diamonds: A Jubilee Celebration "explores the undeniable appeal of diamonds and the many royal uses to which they have been applied throughout the centuries. These precious stones have long played a part in royal ceremonies and gift-giving, and the book features numerous photographs--many newly commissioned--including close-up views of each piece. Few private diamond collections surpass that of the Royal Collection, and this lavishly illustrated volume offers readers a glimpse of many one-of-a-kind examples.

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Author information

Caroline de Guitaut is Curator of Decorative Arts in the Royal Collection. She is the author of several books, including "Royal Faberge, " also published by Royal Collection Publications.