A good book is a portal. Inside its covers is a world waiting to be explored. A rare book is a portal that opens up whole worlds of wonder. Once Upon a Diamond (Rizzoli) is one of those rare books. Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia is your guide, leading you through his family’s history using their astonishing jewelry collection as the jumping off point.
This isn’t a cocktail book to leave around and flip though occasionally. (Though, of course, you can do that.) It is a rich and vibrant series of stories, charmingly told with pictures that capture your imagination and take your breath away.