Diamond: A Journey to the Heart of an Obsession

by Matthew Hart

On a hot morning in May 1999, three Brazilian garimpeiros (small-scale miners) found a large pink diamond in the muddy waters of the Abaete River, a discovery that captivated the diamondtrade.

  • Hardcover
  • Pages: 276 pages
  • Average Rating: 3.62 out of 5
  • Published November 1st 2001 by Walker Books
  • Original Title: Diamond: The History of a Cold-Blooded Love Affair
  • ISBN: 0802713688 (ISBN13: 9780802713681)
  • Edition Language: English

On a hot morning in May 1999, three Brazilian garimpeiros (small-scale miners) found a large pink diamond in the muddy waters of the Abaete River, a discovery that captivated the diamond trade. Beginning with this dramatic and revealing story, Matthew Hart takes readers on a journey far beyond the window at Tiffany’s, into an obsessive, largely hidden, and utterly fascinating world.