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Jewels: A Secret History


Throughout history the desire for jewels has made and destroyed individual, families and even empires. Today, despite our ability to manufacture synthetics, gemstones still hold their appeal. Victoria Finlay investigates why in her extraordinary journey to uncover the hidden world of precious stones. The starting point is a sapphire given to her by her parents that was harvested, not by a miner as she had imagined but by men in muddy loincloths trawling a warm stream in Sri Lanka. The extraordinary travels in JEWELS: A ...

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Jewels: A Secret History
2007, Random House Trade, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780345466952

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Jewels: A Secret History
2007, Sceptre

ISBN-13: 9780340830147

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Jewels: A Secret History
2006, Ballantine Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780345466945


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