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BURIED TREASURE: TRAVELS THROUGH THE JEWEL BOX
by FINLAY, VICTORIA

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ˇ@ISBN 9780340830130
ˇ@Subject TRAVEL
ˇ@Publisher SCEPTRE UK
ˇ@Publication 2006
ˇ@Edition Paperback
ˇ@Version Original
ˇ@Description Amber is the tears of prehistoric trees. Peridot falls to earth from space. A man has turned into a diamond. When we put on jewels, what are we really wearing? Victoria Finlay travels across the world to tell the true stories of these miraculous oddities of nature. Her search takes her to the Australian opal fields with their underground towns, through a ruby market in Burma under the eye of the military junta, and to the Native American reserve that holds the worldˇ¦s biggest supply of a forgotten gem. Throughout she asks: in an era when we can manufacture synthetics, why do jewels still hold their appeal?
 
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