Diamond: the rock, the gem, the legend

Mario Luiz Chaves , Luís Chambel

Dealing with diamond geology and mining, the book doesn’t let out the gemological properties and reveals its intricate market, including the historic De Beers. The magic of diamond and the legends surrounding it make this a fascinating book.

Original title
Diamante: a Pedra, a Gema, a Lenda
Year of publication

About the authors

Mario Luiz Chaves

Professor Mario Chaves is a geologist who holds a degree from Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro and a PhD from University of São Paulo (USP). For more than 20 years he has been entangled by the diamonds that have been his object of studies, researches and wanderings. He is an Adjunct Professor at Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) and also works as a consultant in Geology and Diamond Mining.

Author's CV (in portuguese).

Luís Chambel

Luís Chambel is a mining engineering graduated from Technical University of Lisbon and holds a PhD from the same institution. He works in the project and consulting area, being technical director of Sinese, Lisbon, Portugal.

Author's CV (in portuguese).