Precious Objects

A Story of Diamonds, Family, and a Way of Life
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (9.30 hours)
Product Number: Z100100913
Released: Aug 10, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781611204575
Narrator/s: Alicia Oltuski
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Description

A dazzling insider's look at the fascinating secrets of the diamond industry. In the middle of New York City lies a neighborhood where all secrets are valuable, all assets are liquid, and all deals are sealed with a blessing rather than a contract. Welcome to the diamond district. Ninety percent of all diamonds that enter America pass through these few blocks, but the inner workings of the mysterious world are known only to the people who inhabit it. Alicia Oltuski, daughter and granddaughter of diamond dealers, seamlessly blends family narrative with literary reportage 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.

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Author(s): Alicia Oltuski
Original Publish Date: Jan 01, 1900

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CD
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Author(s): Alicia Oltuski
Narrator(s): Alicia Oltuski
Product Number DD1592
Released: Oct 11, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781611204551
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Author(s): Alicia Oltuski
Product Number EB00579332
Released: Sep 29, 2014
Business Term: 1 Year
Publisher: Scribner
ISBN: #9781439171707

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