Diamonds are more than a girl's best friend--they are the most dazzling creations in nature. A diamond is a crystal of fire, a flame of ice, and within it lies a profound story of transformation. Inconceivably old, they were formed billions of years ago, as life itself was just being born.
The story of diamonds begins deep within the earth and then climbs to the top of the social ladder. Award-winning actress Stockard Channing narrates this journey that encompasses the full spectrum of human endeavor. From geologists, miners, designers, and dealers to physicists and engineers, we discover just why diamonds are the world's most valuable rock. Journey into the world of diamonds and begin a treasure hunt that will delve into the planet-forming processes of the past and bring you to the edge of the future--where the full power locked inside this remarkable crystal may quite possibly change the way we live. And get a privileged glimpse at one of the rarest diamonds ever found--a rich, brilliant, perfect red!