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Diamonds and Scoundrels: My Life in the Jewelry Business

Diamonds and Scoundrels: My Life in the Jewelry Business

by Adrienne Rubin


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When Adrienne Rubin enters into the jewelry business in 1970s Los Angeles, she is a maverick in a world dominated by men. She soon meets a young hotshot salesman who doesn’t seem to struggle at all, and when he asks her to be his partner, she is excited to join him. She doesn’t know him well, but she does know his father, and she believes he is as trustworthy as the day is long . . .

Diamonds and Scoundrels shows us how a woman in a man’s world, with tenacity and sheer determination, can earn respect and obtain a true sense of accomplishment. Following Rubin’s experiences in the jewelry industry through the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s—with the ups and downs, good guys and bad—this is a tale of personal growth, of how to overcome challenges with courage and resilience. It’s a story for the woman today who, in addition to a rich family life, seeks a self-realized, fulfilling path toward a life well lived.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781631525131
Publisher: She Writes Press
Publication date: 09/17/2019
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Originally a high school French teacher, Adrienne Rubin published two cookbooks for charity before making the decision to go into business as an importer of fine jewelry, selling to the trade. She sold to stores all across the country and eventually opened Avanti Fine Jewelry, her own jewelry store in Beverly Hills. Today she pursues other investments while spending time with her husband, children, and grandchildren in Los Angeles.