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Precious Objects - A Story of Diamonds, Family, and a Way of Life-logo

Precious Objects - A Story of Diamonds, Family, and a Way of Life

Alicia Oltuski

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.

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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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.

Language:

English

Length:

9h 19m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:41


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

16:36


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

27:48


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

31:31


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

29:52


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

24:20


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

26:18


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

25:03


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

29:27


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

28:15


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

18:36


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

45:03


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

45:29


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

24:45


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

48:13


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

25:06


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

19:32


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

21:26


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

36:06


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

30:24


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:11


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

00:44