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The heartless stone : a journey through the world of diamonds, deceit, and desire

Author: Tom Zoellner
Publisher: New York : St. Martins Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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When he proposed to his girlfriend, Tom Zoellner gave what every American man is supposed to give at such a time, a diamond engagement ring. But when the relationship broke apart a few months before the wedding, he was left with a used diamond ring that began to haunt him. Zoellner looked harder at the stone, and the consequent fascination sent him around the world. Across fourteen nations and six continents, the
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Zoellner
ISBN: 0312339690 9780312339692 9780312339708 0312339704
OCLC Number: 62326721
Description: 293 pages : map ; 25 cm
Contents: Dying stars: Central African Republic --
Midnight sun: Canada --
Desired results: Japan --
The strong man: Brazil --
The cartel: South Africa --
The new era: Australia --
Blood diamonds: Angola --
The stone mills: India --
Alchemy: Russia --
The big nothing: USA.
Responsibility: Tom Zoellner.
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How has one stone created empires, ruined lives, inspired lust and emptied wallets throughout history? A diamond version of Susan Orleans' "The Orchid Thief", this work aims to take you on a journey  Read more...

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