• Short Summary

    A look at diamonds and other precious and semiprecious stones.

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    M/S as hand lays out the diamond suit from a pack of cards. C/U of young lady wearing diamond brooch. C/U of girl's hand wearing diamond engagement ring and holding a cigarette. M/S of a man's diamond ring. M/S of diamond brooch on dapper looking man in top hat. M/S of a model of carbon atoms that make up a diamond.

    M/S of pretty formation of stalagmite. M/S of pieces of Agate rock. C/U of quartz crystal with 'ghost' inside. Various shots of landscape marble, ruins marble from Florence and Calcite crystal. C/U diamond ring again. A diagram shows a diamond sandwiched between steel plates, the diamond pushes into the bottom plate without being fractured. M/S small piles of diamonds, C/U quartz crystal.

    A diagram shows diamond tipped boring drills. They show examples of how the diamonds could be used if they were plentiful and common, for example - bearings on cars, diamond studded wheels and even diamond bricks! They ponder what could replace the diamond if it became common, C/U of a woman wearing an egg in a ribbon around her neck!

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    Film ID:
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    New sound pictorials
    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:40:50:00 / 01:43:18:00
    NSP 298

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