Diamond is Fragile

Diamond is Fragile

by Rustem Valayev

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Diamond is Fragile by Rustem Valayev

"The novels about precious stones tell about the nature, structure and search of the gems, as well as their history. Some of them are dedicated to the Russian gems, specifically to the Ural and Ukrainian emeralds, topazes and decorative stones. The thrilling storylines of the novels are interwoven with folk legends, myths and fairy tales." - Rustem Valayev, author

"Diamond is Fragile was one of my favorite books from my late grandfather's library. Much to my surprise (and dismay) it was only published once in the former Soviet Union approximately 50 years ago and (to the best of my knowledge) has never been published abroad.

I was inspired to translate Diamond is Fragile into English by my father-in-law - Thom Seymour, Sr. - due to his passion for geology and history (topics amply covered in the book). I hope that other English-speaking readers who are interested in these disciplines will enjoy it as well." - Maria K., translator

Product Details

BN ID: 2940012764102
Publisher: TSK Group, LLC
Publication date: 06/27/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 175 KB

About the Author

In addition to his captivating and profoundly written book on the history of famous gems "Diamond is Fragile", Rustem Valayev had also authored a number of novellas touching upon various aspects of life across classes and income brackets.

Maria K. is a pen name of a first-generation Russian-Ukrainian immigrant Maria Igorevna Kuroshchepova. An engineer by education, an analyst by trade, as well as a writer, photographer, artist and amateur model, Maria brings her talent for weaving an engaging narrative to stories of life, fashion and style advice, book and movie reviews, and common-sense and to-the-point essays on politics and economy.

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