Rebecca Kobrin

Rebecca Kobrin is the Russell and Bettina Knapp Associate Professor of American Jewish History at Columbia University and works in the fields of immigration history and American Jewish History.
Jews and the Diamond Trade
From proposals and galas to James Bond and Uncut Gems, diamonds hold an indelible place in our culture. In A Brilliant Commodity: Diamonds and Jews in a Modern Setting historian Saskia Coenen Snyder shows how diamonds travelled from South African mines to processing factories in Amsterdam to the necks of high society women in New York. She reveals the contributions made by Jewish buyers, brokers, cutters, financiers and retailers to modern and global industr...