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

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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 this 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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subject_facet Diamond industry and trade -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography
Fathers and daughters -- New York (State) -- New York
Jewish businesspeople -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography
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title_display Precious objects : a story of diamonds, family and a way of life
title_full Precious Objects A Story of Diamonds, Family, and a Way of Life
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