A Biography of Diamonds by Rachelle Bergstein
Brilliance & Fire: A biography of diamonds reads like a detective novel delving deep into the diamond underworld and uncovering what makes the hardest material on earth also one of the most recognizable symbols of love. Get the full history of how industry titans like DeBeers and Tiffany & Co. all started with just a vision and grew to be leaders in diamonds. She also tells the stories of the biggest diamond lovers through history like Wallis Simpson and Elizabeth Taylor. And how at the turn of the century American actresses came be America's version of royalty with the help of the likes of Harry Winston and Cartier.