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4The curse of the Hope Diamond 6 Origins of diamonds and gemstones? 8 A closer look at diamonds 10 Diamonds in the rough: finding and mining diamonds 12 Rough to refined: diamonds in jewelry 14 Diamonds and history 18 Diamonds at work 20 How DeBeers captured the diamond market 22 Prospecting in 2000: the search for new diamonds 24 A closer look at gemstones 24 A rare gem 25 Finding and Mining Gemstones 25 Gemstones Around the World [map] 26 A Real Gem 28 From rough to cut: capturing a gem's beauty 30 Gem lore 32 Glossary 32 Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Diamonds Juvenile literature, Precious stones Juvenile literature