003e47bd.jpgRachelle Bergstein, "Brilliance and Fire: A Biography of Diamonds"English | ISBN: 0062323776 | 2016 | EPUB | 400 pages | 8 MB
From the author of Women from the Ankle Down comes a lively cultural biography of diamonds, which explores our society s obsession with the world s most brilliant gemstone and the real-world characters who make them shine.
A diamond is forever. Who among us doesn t recognize this phrase and, with it, the fascination that these shiny gemstones hold in our collective imagination as symbols of royalty, stars, and eternal love? But who gave us this catchphrase? Where do these gemstones and their colorful legacies originate? How did they become our culture s symbol of engagement and marriage? Why have they retained their coveted status throughout the...