Precious Objects

Precious Objects

[a Story of Diamonds, Family, and A Way of Life]

Audiobook CD - 2011
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Alicia Oltuski, daughter and granddaughter of diamond dealers, seamlessly blends family narrative with literary reporting to reveal the fascinating secrets of the diamond industry and its madcap characters, including her own eccentric father. Entertaining and illuminating, Precious Objects offers an insider's look at the history, business, and society behind one of the world's most coveted natural resources.
Contents: Our brightest blazes
Glitter becomes a currency
The deal
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
The diamond growers
Safe crumbs
I want you to take care of your daughter, and other auction house follies
The new dealers
Publisher: Maumee, Ohio : Dreamscape Media, p2011
Branch Call Number: 338.2782 O
Characteristics: 8 sound discs (ca. 562 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
ISBN: 9781611204551


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