Diamonds and Scoundrels: My Life in the Jewelry Business is a memoir that follows Adrienne Rubin as she first began in her challenging chosen trade.

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 him to be trustworthy.

Diamonds and Scoundrels: My Life in the Jewelry Business 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 from the 1970s through to the 1990s—with the ups and downs, good guys and bad—it’s a story 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.

Diamonds and Scoundrels: My Life in the Jewelry Business is an incredible story of a woman who seemingly had it all but craved purpose. Through determination, boldness, entrepreneurial spirit and sheer will, she built a flourishing business, smashed barriers and proved that no dream is out of reach if you simply refuse to quit,” said Matt Iseman, host of American Ninja Warrior.  ◊

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