New York: Ashland Press, 1998. First edition. Hardcover. Small folio. (xxi)  742pp. In original publisher's cardboard box. Illustrated black dust jacket with white lettering on covers and spine. Black cloth boards with gilt lettering on the spine. Marbled endpapers. The work is a detailed and comprehensive study of the science of colored diamonds and the all aspects of the industry surrounding them, including commerce, categorization, grading and cutting. The book specifically focuses on the diamonds of the Aurora Collection*, a collection of now 296 naturally colored diamonds in a wide variety of colors. The book is illustrated throughout with extensive detailed in-text figures, as well as color photographic reproductions, ranging from large displays to super-magnified images, showing miniscule details of the stones. Dj and binding with some minor scratches. Dj and binding in near fine, interior in fine condition overall. near fine to fine. Item #43852
*The Aurora Collection, is a collection of now 296 naturally colored diamonds in a wide variety of colors, owned by Aurora Gems, Inc., which has been shown in a number of major museums since 1998. It has been called "the most comprehensive natural color diamond collection in the world". Also known as the "The Aurora Pyramid of Hope"