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Tom Zoellner

Originally posted August 2006

The Heartless Stone

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After being handed his engagement ring back by his fiancee a couple of years ago, journalist Tom Zoellner's curiosity was more than piqued, it was poked and cattle-prodded. He had to learn what it was that was so special in our culture about diamonds. Setting off around the world, Zoellner learned a lot about the often-murky, sometimes dirty business of finding and selling diamonds. His book is called "The Heartless Stone."

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Tom Zoellner is a contributing editor at Men's Health magazine and has worked as a reporter at the San Francisco Chronicle, The Salt Lake Tribune, and The Arizona Republic. He is the 2002 recipient of the Knight Fellowship in specialized reporting.

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