Diamonds in Nature

A Guide to Rough Diamonds

  • Ralf Tappert
  • Michelle C. Tappert

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Ralf Tappert, Michelle C. Tappert
    Pages 1-14
  3. Ralf Tappert, Michelle C. Tappert
    Pages 13-42
  4. Ralf Tappert, Michelle C. Tappert
    Pages 43-68
  5. Ralf Tappert, Michelle C. Tappert
    Pages 69-90
  6. Ralf Tappert, Michelle C. Tappert
    Pages 91-122
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 123-142

About this book

Introduction

Diamonds in Nature: A Guide to Rough Diamonds illustrates and explains the unique properties of natural diamonds, such as their crystal shapes, colors, surface textures, and mineral inclusions. It also contains up-to-date information about the origin and scientific significance of diamonds. With more than 200 high-quality photographs and drawings, it is an invaluable reference for the professional geoscientist and anyone with an interest in diamonds.

Keywords

Diamond formation Diamonds Diamonds in the rough Gemology Gemstones Geoscience Minerals Nature

Authors and affiliations

  • Ralf Tappert
    • 1
  • Michelle C. Tappert
    • 2
  1. 1.University of AlbertaDepartment of Earth and Atmospheric ScieEdmontonCanada
  2. 2.University of AlbertaDepartment of Earth and Atmospheric ScieEdmontonCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-12572-0
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-12571-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-12572-0
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