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The Heartless Stone: A Journey Through the World of Diamonds, Deceit, and Desire
The Heartless Stone: A Journey Through the World of Diamonds, Deceit, and Desire by Tom Zoellner 0312339690 9780312339692
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The Heartless Stone: A Journey Through the World of Diamonds, Deceit, and Desire by Tom Zoellner

In 2000, Tom Zoellner purchased a diamond engagement ring and proposed. His girlfriend said, yes and then, suddenly, walked out of his life making Tom the owner of a used engagement ring.Instead of hitting the self-help shelves of his local bookstore, he hit the road travelling to diamond mines in Africa, Canada, India, Brazil and Russia to discover the true worth of this shining gem.He travelled to Japan to understand how diamonds were linked with engagements and delved into the history of our own American romance with the diamond ring. He gained entry to DeBeers, the London diamond merchants. He visited shopping mall jewellers with starry-eyed couples. Through all of his travels, he searched for an answer to the question How has one stone created empires, ruined lives, inspired lust and emptied wallets throughout history? A diamond version of Susan Orleanss The Orchid Thief, Tom Zoellners The Heartless Stone is a journeyto the cold heart of the worlds most unyielding gem.

Author: Tom Zoellner

Language: English

Edition: First Edition

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 304

Publisher: St. Martins Press

Publication Date: 2006-05-30

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ISBN: 0312339690


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