The Queen's Diamonds
This book is the first authorised account of the history of the finest diamond jewellery in the world. It tells the story of the magnificent royal inheritance of diamonds from the time of Queen Adelaide in the 1830s to the present day. Illustrated with a wide range of archive material as well as extensive new photography of the jewels, this fully researched publication includes stones of international importance as well as pieces of great historic significance, and will be a standard work of reference on diamond jewellery for many years to come.
Sir Hugh Roberts is Surveyor Emeritus of The Queen&;s Works of Art and was the Director of the Royal Collection from 1996 to 2010. He is the author of For The King's Pleasure: The Furnishing and Decoration of George IV's Apartments at Windsor Castle, and has also written extensively on the decorative arts, contributing to the catalogs for numerous exhibitions.