Brilliance and fire a biography of diamonds by rachelle bergstein on sale 06 07 2016 read a sample read a sample who have dazzled in them to the people behind the scenes who have carefully crafted our understanding of their value brilliance and fire offers a glittering history of the worlds most coveted gemstone and its greatest . Brilliance and fire has 92 ratings and 20 reviews liz said i like the idea of reading about the history of diamonds but unfortunately the author focus. Brilliance and fire doesnt ignore the darker side of diamonds either theres a whole chapter on conflict stones the development of the kimberley process and experts thoughts on how an ethically minded shopper can make the right diamond related choices. Rachelle bergsteins cultural biography illuminates the enticing often surprising story of our societys enduring obsession with diamonds and the people who have worked tirelessly to ensure their continued allure. As the old saying goes all that glitters may not be gold as those who fell for iron pyrite aka fools gold learned to their cost but no matter their color or how dark their provenance
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