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Precious objects : a story of diamonds, family, and a way of life / Alicia Oltuski.

Authors: Oltuski, Alicia.
Call number: B Oltuski, Alicia OLT
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2011.
Publication date: 2011.
Subject: Jews in the diamond industry -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography.
Diamond industry and trade -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography.
Jewish businesspeople -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography.
Fathers and daughters -- New York (State) -- New York.
Oltuski, Alicia.
Title: Precious objects : a story of diamonds, family, and a way of life / Alicia Oltuski.
Edition: 1st Scribner hardcover ed.
Physical description: viii, 356 p. ; 21 cm.
Contents note: 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 note: 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.
Biography note: Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN: 9781416545125 (hardcover)
1416545123 (hardcover)
9781416545132 (trade paper)
1416545131 (trade paper)
LCCN: 2011005573
Url for this record: http://sherloc.imcpl.org/?itemid=|library/marc/dynix|1309959
Bib No.: 1309959

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