They do say that diamonds are a girl’s best friend and it was just the Queen of England’s Diamond Jubilee. After all she has some of the best diamonds in the world. There is the Imperial State Crown that has nearly three thousand diamonds in it but we don’t need to be as flamboyant. We just need a stunning single to declare our love. The diamonds that most of us will own are more modest than the ones worn by Queens and movie stars.
Still, 90% of all the diamonds that come into this country pass through 47th street which has been considered the diamond district for many years. It is considered the world's largest jewelry exchange. It is a place that hasn’t changed much over the years. The diamond district as it is called is both beautiful and secretive. There has even been a book published about the area called Precious Objects by Alicia Oltuski who grew up in a family of diamond dealers and wrote about it.