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Precious objects : a story of diamonds, family and a way of life

Author: Alicia Oltuski
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st Scribner hardcover edView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Alicia Oltuski; Alicia Oltuski
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alicia Oltuski
ISBN: 9781416545125 1416545123 9781439171707 143917170X 9781416545132 1416545131
OCLC Number: 687666071
Description: viii, 356 p. ; 22 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 --
Vegas --
The diamond growers --
LifeGem --
Safe crumbs --
I want you to take care of your daughter, and other auction house follies --
The new dealers --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Alicia Oltuski.

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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.

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