Thursday, November 19
I am proud to announce that Two Months' Salary is now available at Amazon (US sales only) and at leegainer.com (US and international orders and signed books).
Based on the limited edition print series of the same name, Two Months' Salary presents a lighthearted yet compelling overview of 20th century diamond marketing and its affect on the American psyche. Once considered a simple luxury item, today's diamond engagement ring is a necessity that conveys the emotional weight of true romantic love and the financial expectation of conspicuous consumerism.
Lee Gainer considers this transformation in a critical essay along with a collection of 378 examples of bridal jewelry grouped according to the average salary for a variety of occupations. Two Months' Salary is an insightful and enjoyable trek through the world of bridal bling.