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The Resource Brilliance and fire : a biography of diamonds, Rachelle Bergstein

Brilliance and fire : a biography of diamonds, Rachelle Bergstein

Label
Brilliance and fire : a biography of diamonds
Title
Brilliance and fire
Title remainder
a biography of diamonds
Statement of responsibility
Rachelle Bergstein
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Sheds new light on the enticing, often surprising, story of our society's enduring obsession with the hardest gemstone, offering a fascinating history of its origins and revealing its greatest champions and most colorful enthusiasts. 25,000 first printing, "--NoveList
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bergstein, Rachelle
Dewey number
553.82
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Diamonds
  • Diamonds
  • Diamond industry and trade
Label
Brilliance and fire : a biography of diamonds, Rachelle Bergstein
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-352) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The buyers: how the American rich came to love diamonds -- The seekers: how one sickly Englishman took over the diamond industry -- The lovers: how young women came to expect diamond rings, part I -- The show-offs: how a single stone bewitched its owners, and captivated America -- The optimists: how the industry survived two World Wars and the Great Depression -- The sellers: how young women came to expect diamond rings, part II -- The queens: how Wallis Simpson earned her diamonds -- The stars: how an advertising agency got diamonds ready for their close-up -- The winners: how Elizabeth Taylor learned to speak Italian -- The meddlers: how little stones got big -- The inventors: how to make a diamond (and provoke De Beers) -- The illusionists: how the magicians protected their tricks -- The masters: how the Australians democratized diamonds -- The stunners: how tough guys started wearing diamonds -- The critics: how a global crisis changed the meaning of 'forever' -- The innovators: how to sell diamonds in a (more) enlightened world
Control code
1667117
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 375 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062323774
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1667117
  • (OCoLC)921864768
Label
Brilliance and fire : a biography of diamonds, Rachelle Bergstein
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-352) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The buyers: how the American rich came to love diamonds -- The seekers: how one sickly Englishman took over the diamond industry -- The lovers: how young women came to expect diamond rings, part I -- The show-offs: how a single stone bewitched its owners, and captivated America -- The optimists: how the industry survived two World Wars and the Great Depression -- The sellers: how young women came to expect diamond rings, part II -- The queens: how Wallis Simpson earned her diamonds -- The stars: how an advertising agency got diamonds ready for their close-up -- The winners: how Elizabeth Taylor learned to speak Italian -- The meddlers: how little stones got big -- The inventors: how to make a diamond (and provoke De Beers) -- The illusionists: how the magicians protected their tricks -- The masters: how the Australians democratized diamonds -- The stunners: how tough guys started wearing diamonds -- The critics: how a global crisis changed the meaning of 'forever' -- The innovators: how to sell diamonds in a (more) enlightened world
Control code
1667117
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 375 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062323774
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1667117
  • (OCoLC)921864768

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