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Gold Is A Girl’s Best Friend

“On my mom’s side of the family, because my mom’s side of the family is really rich, um, in India, like, her father’s, like, an advisor to someone super important, and he’s a professor at this like super prestigious university. And they have, like, slaves, and it’s just weird to think of my mom’s family… Continue Reading »

The Origin of Red Coral

Context: I was perusing a shop in Lahaina, HI that sold coral jewelry, when I asked the manager about the origins of the practice of wearing coral as jewelry.   Interview: Me: So why did people begin to wear coral for jewelry? Informant: Well, in the Mediterranean, the practice of wearing coral, specifically red or… Continue Reading »