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The Queen's Diamonds [Hardcover]

Hugh Roberts
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
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Book Description

7 May 2012
Published on the occasion of the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, this book tells the story of the magnificent royal inheritance of diamonds from the time of Queen Adelaide in the 1830s to the present day. Illustrated with a wealth of archive material as well as extensive new photography of the jewels, this important publication includes stones of international importance as well as items of great historic significance, and will be a standard work of reference on diamond jewellery for many years to come.

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 324 pages
  • Publisher: Royal Collection Trust (7 May 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1905686382
  • ISBN-13: 978-1905686384
  • Product Dimensions: 32.3 x 25.9 x 4.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 111,414 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4.8 out of 5 stars
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful book 12 May 2012
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This book is a must-have, in my opinion. The history of the jewels is absorbing, and the information about the stones and settings is brilliant too (forgive the pun). This is an awe-inspiring collection of jewels, and it's lovely to know know about the background to each of the lovely pieces. The jewels themselves I wouldn't even try to describe. Well photographed and set out - a wonderful book.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Queen's Diamonds 21 May 2012
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I am so delighted with this book. Having studied gem origins and processes this book is the icing on the cake. The life stories of the gems is a fascinating subject in its own right. Thank you for such a wonderful book.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sparkling Diamonds 7 Jun 2012
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I read a review of this book a month or so ago and thought it was a must to include in my library. I have not been disappointed as I have found the book to be very well researched, beautifully produced and illustrated. Certainly this is a grand 'Jubilee Mementoe'
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
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If you have any interest in Royal Jeweller or even just jewellery this book is a must have. This is much better that "the Royal Jewels" The Royal Jewelswhich was good but lacking this level of detail.

There are enlarged photos of the jewels with photographs of the reverse as well.
An excellent purchase and will sit well on the shelf with the rest of the collection.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Queens Diamonds 21 Jun 2012
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This has to be the best Royal Book I've bought in over 30 years of collecting.
It is lavish, extremely good quality and fantastic detail, all the various pieces of jewelry beautifully cross-referenced .
I cannot say enough to encourage prospective buyers and here at Amazon at a bargain price; I have seen it advertised at over 70 pounds new.
Don't miss out, buy it now, you won't regret it.
It sets out the collection of diamonds, tiaras, necklaces, brooches from Queen Charlotte up to Queen Elizabeth 2.
Enjoy!!
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning 11 May 2012
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This provides a wealth of information, clearing up previous confusions, giving detailed chronology of pieces, all meticulously referenced from a wealth of resources. This is a must have for anyone interested in British Royal Jewellery.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A real gem 6 Jun 2012
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Absolutely beautiful - great photography and the stories behind the gems. A real delight and not a coffee table book, a work of reference and one to go back to.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a must have for any jewelry lover! 5 Jun 2012
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this is a fantastic resource for anyone who loves jewelry - royal jewelry in particular......the beautiful pictures are breathtaking and the detailed history of the jewels displayed is fantastic!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars great purchase
This was a gift and the recipient was delighted the quality of a book which had been used was perfect and has a substantial saving
Published 3 months ago by moyra Campbell
5.0 out of 5 stars Great jewels
Having bought 'The Queens Jewels' i wanted to find out in more detail the history behind the pieces of jewellery that the Queen wears.
Published 5 months ago by mr lindsay a craig
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfection!
hen i bought this book i had no idea of the size of it!It is huge,but with perfect Pictures of the Queens Diamonds, and you will get the background!
Published 5 months ago by N. Wellbäck
5.0 out of 5 stars stunning illustrations and a fascinating read
my personal treat to myself as a memento of the amazing year, lovely book, fantastic photographs and very interesting written information
Published 5 months ago by diddleymaz
5.0 out of 5 stars A classic book
Wonderful publication and pictures and descriptions bring the diamonds alive.Anyone interested in royal collections should consider purchasing this book. Read more
Published 8 months ago by M. J. Macdonald
5.0 out of 5 stars A beautiful book
I am very proud to say that a member of my family worked as a researcher for this book. The photos are excellent. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Mrs J Gilbert
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this was for a colleague in Hong Kong and they were very pleased to receive it and might require a further edition later
Published 11 months ago by raymond frank windsor
5.0 out of 5 stars The Queens Diamonds
Fantastic book and very much in depth with the theme! A book I will use and enjoy for many years.
Published 12 months ago by Alexandar J.F. Eriksen
5.0 out of 5 stars Does what it says - brilliant.
A fantastic reference tome. I would have loved to see the more recent generations included (such as the Duchess of Cornwall, Duchess of Cambridge) but I suspect that that would not... Read more
Published 13 months ago by Qball
5.0 out of 5 stars All you could ever want to learn about the Queen's Gemstones
This is a fabulous book, well presented and I think a tribute to the Queen's Jubilee. It was a 60th birthday present to myself, and I enjoy just looking at its beautiful pictures. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Greypike
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