Diamonds: A Jubilee Celebration (Souvenir Album)
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.
About the Author
Caroline de Guitaut is Curator of Decorative Arts in the Royal Collection. She is the author of several books, including Royal Fabergé, also published by Royal Collection Publications.