The Diamond Compendium by Dee DeeCunningham is a 854 page book that covers the subject of diamonds in all its varied phases. From the origins of diamonds, crystallography, mining, manufacturing, color, clarity, cut, simulants, diamond treatments, synthetics, and many more informative areas on the topic of diamonds.
This book is well written and easy to understand both by the layman and the professional. The photographs and diagrams are both excellent and serve to add clarity to the written explanations. It is an excellent source of reference and a must for any personal and professional library.
Ms.Cunningham holds professional diamond and gemology diplomas from England and Canada. She is the recipient of multiple distinctions from various levels in the diamond industry. Her knowledge and understanding of her subject matter in the Diamond Compendium is second to none.
The price tag of the book at $300.00 would at first seem expensive but as you review the contents and scope of the material covered, you come to realize that this book is sold at a bargain price.
Hardcover: 888 pages
Publisher: Robert Hale (May 1, 2011)
Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.2 x 2.1 inches
Shipping Weight: 4.1 pounds