Prince Dimitri founded his jewelry company in 2007 after a longtime position as senior vice president of jewelry at Sotheby's auction house and later head of jewelry at Phillips de Pury and Luxembourg. Carolina Herrera is a fashion designer. Francois Curiel is chairman of Christie's Europe and Asia and head of its global luxury division. Mark Roskams is a New York-based photographer who specializes in architecture and interior design. His work has been featured in Architectural Digest and Elle Decor.
If you love jewels with a royal lineage--breathtaking tiaras and a noble family that spans across Yugoslavia, Italy, Greece, Belgium and Russia, then you are sure to get lost in jewelry designer Prince Dimitri's history... --FORBES.COM
... Once Upon a Diamond would be perfect for anyone interested in the jewelry collections of Prince Dimitri's family, or for anyone who loves his jewelry designs. --THE COURT JEWELLER In this wide-ranging tome, with the subtitle, 'a family tradition of royal jewels' Prince Dimitri shares previously unseen family photo albums belonging to the Grand Duchess Elena of Russia as well as a catalogue of the legendary collection of jewels of the leading women of the European and Russian courts. Prince Dimitri's first-hand knowledge of this fascinating world, offers a fascinating glimpse into the life of the aristocracy on the cusp of the Russian Revolution....Think of it as a 'who's who' and 'who owned what' of jewellery during one of the most exquisite periods of jewellery creation with the frisson of a peek behind the scenes. -- THEJEWELLERYEDITOR.COM