Type TV Special
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 1hr
Genres Documentary
Keywords N/A
Status Completed
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Ari Haas Actor Interviewee 1 1000001
Aaron Klein Actor Interviewee 1 1000002
Sara Fishko Narrator Narration 120790 1000003
Calvin Skaggs Director n/a 2 2000001
Nancy Walzog Executive Producer n/a 174 3000001
Steven Manuel Executive Producer (Discovery Channel) 174 3000002
Calvin Skaggs Producer n/a 3 3000003
Jed Rothstein Associate Producer n/a 171 3000004
Beth Landau Post-Production Supervisor n/a 120796 5000001
Joel Shapiro Cinematographer cinematography(New York) 402 6000001
Christopher Cox Cinematographer cinematography(Europe) 402 6000002
James Mitchell Cinematographer cinematography(South Africa) 402 6000003
Dina Potocki Editor n/a 172 7000001
Don Wyllie On-Line Editor n/a 120811 7000002
Marion Delarche Assistant Editor n/a 203 7000003
Todd Hahn Music n/a 120781 8000001
Jule Styne Song ("Diamonds Are A Girls Best Friend") 120859 8000002
Leo Robin Song ("Diamonds Are A Girls Best Friend") 120859 8000003
Doug Roberts Sound Editor n/a 229 14000001
Scott Cannizzaro Sound Mixer n/a 230 14000002
Gary Silver Sound Recordist (New York) 331 14000003
Malcolm Hirst Sound Recordist (Europe) 331 14000004
Lee Edwards Sound Recordist (South Africa) 331 14000005
Maureen Dougherty Accountant accounting 120802 16000001
David McNulty Legal Services n/a 120857 18000001
Clif Jorda Titles title design 120825 23000001
Teresa Eyet Production Assistant (Discovery Channel) 275 25000001
Cecile Antoine Production Associate (South Africa) 120822 25000002
David Schaefer Publicity publicist(Discovery Channel) 120789 29000001
From some of the oldest working diamond mines to the luxurious showrooms of New York, the program traces the process by which a rough gray rock is transformed into a girl's best friend. From inside a mine in South Africa, the process of how miners recognize and transport the rocks is examined. In addition, a visit to Antwerp, Belgium, exposes how the individual stones are bought and traded in a club-like atmosphere that fosters the interpersonal trust that still lies at the heart of the diamond trading business. Finally, the jeweler's craft is observed in New York where stones are cleaved, cut, ground and polished.