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STONED Book by Aja Raden

  • $17.00

As entertaining as it is incisive, Stoned is a raucous journey through the history of human desire for what is rare, and therefore precious.

"What makes a stone a jewel? What makes a jewel priceless? And why do we covet expensive jewelry? In this brilliant account of how eight jewels shaped the course of history, jeweler and scientist Aja Randen tells and original and often startling story about our unshakeable addiction to beauty and the darker side of human desire. With sharp wit and a light tough, Randen weaves together history, science, and economics to explore our enduring love affair with beautiful things, and shows us that just like their glittering surfaces, jewels have a slingular power to refelcet our desired back to us and show us who we really are."

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