Famed collector and author Alan Bronstein, “The Diamond Hunter,” will give an insiders look at the world of rare colored diamonds at the New York Institute of Technology’s Lincoln Center Campus on Wednesday, Oct. 16.
Bronstein¡¦s talk will cover some of the most famous colored diamonds in history: The Hope Diamond, The Dresden Green, The Pink Agra, and the Tiffany Blue. He will chronicle his worldwide travels in search of these marvels and the phenomenal global interest in this category. He will also discuss the difference between natural colored diamonds and those altered by man.
The lecture begins at 6:30 p.m. Following, Mr. Bronstein will sign copies of his book “Forever Brilliant” which are available for sale at $40, with a portion of the sales going to NYIT’s student programs.
Bronstein had the distinction of seeing the results of his decade long quest for the rarest of nature’s creations fancy colored diamonds unveiled for public display at the Museum of Natural Historyƒnƒn “The Aurora Collection.” At 260 diamonds it is considered the world’s most comprehensive collection of rare natural fancy colored diamonds and is now the center piece of the Museum’s internationally acclaimed “The Nature of Diamonds” exhibition, which also tours nationally.
He has been recognized worldwide as the foremost expert on the subject. Both the industry and the public regard his two books¡XForever Brilliant and Collecting and Classifying Colored Diamonds¡Xare considered by many to be the definitive tomes on these unique natural wonders. His company, Aurora Gems, numbers fabled jewel houses as Harry Winston, Tiffany, Asprey and numerous private collectors and connoisseurs among its elite clientele.
RSVP on or before Friday, October 11 to Dean Kaplan, (212) 261-1700. Space is limited.