The basic techniques of diamond cutting haven't changed since the 16th Century. From NATURE's "Diamonds" airing Sunday, September 30th at 8 p.m. (ET) on PBS (check local listings).
The program examines the oldest, hardest natural substance in the world - diamonds -- from their beginnings in the core of the earth, through mining and acquisition, to the history of the most famous of these extraordinary gems. Actress Stockard Channing narrates the program.
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