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Title:
Precious objects : a story of diamonds, family, and a way of life / Alicia Oltuski.
Call Number:
B Oltuski, Alicia OLT
Publication Date:
2011.
Edition:
1st Scribner hardcover ed.
Publisher:
New York : Scribner, 2011.
Physical Description:
viii, 356 p. ; 21 cm.
Contents:
Our brightest blazes -- Glitter becomes a currency -- The deal -- Carbon -- Hashem's diamonds -- The list war -- The older world -- A dealer's life -- The diamond women -- The last diamond cleaver -- The diamond detectives -- Blood in the land of diamonds -- The shows -- Vega -- The diamond growers -- LifeGem -- Safe crumbs -- I want you to take care of your daughter, and other auction house follies -- The new dealers -- Epilogue.
Summary:
A tour of the diamond industry explores the historically rich network connecting Communist Siberia, Israel, and New York's diamond district, and profiles some of the industry's more colorful characters, including the author's father.
Bibliography Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Horizon Bib Number:
1309959
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