The Heartless Stone. A Journey Through The World Of Diamonds, Deceit And Desire
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Cover Type: Softcover
Book Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: None Issued
Publisher Place: New York
Publisher Year: 2007
Description: 340 pages. Book is in Very good condition throughout.
Publishers Description: An American Library Association Notable BookWhen he proposed to his girlfriend, Tom Zoellner gave what is expected of every American man--a diamond engagement ring. But when the relationship broke apart, he was left with a used diamond that began to haunt him. His obsession carried him around the globe; from the "blood diamond" rings of Africa; to the sweltering polishing factories of India; to mines above the Arctic Circle; to illegal diggings in Brazil; to the London headquarters of De Beers, the secretive global colossus that has dominated the industry for more than a century and permanently carved the phrase "A diamond is forever" on the psyche. An adventure story in the tradition of Susan Orlean's The Orchid Thief, The Heartless Stone is a voyage into the cold heart of the world's most unyielding gem.