Published March 1998
700 photos, 742 pages
Using the Aurora Pyramid of Hope of 260 fancy colour diamonds as its foundation, "Collecting and Classifying Coloured Diamonds, An Illustrated Study of the Aurora Collection", explores the gamut of colours displayed by diamonds in nature and, in a format for both the layperson and the expert, investigates how diamond colours are perceived, measured, and classified. The Aurora Pyramid of Hope, curated by Alan Bronstein, is considered one of the finest in the world, and has been on exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History in New York since 1989.
"Collecting and Classifying Coloured Diamonds, An Illustrated Study of the Aurora Collection" is an immense visual joy, a pleasure to read, and a detailed reference for anyone interested in learning about nature's diverse expressions of colours in diamond. It is of great interest to the general public, as well as an indispensable tool for fine jewelry designers and members of the diamond trade.