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Stoned: Jewelry, Obsession, and How Desire Shapes the World

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by Aja Raden
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Stoned: Jewelry, Obsession, and How Desire Shapes the World by Aja Raden

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 beautiful things? In this brilliant account of how eight jewels shaped the course of history, jeweler and scientist Aja Raden tells an original and often startling story about our unshakeable addiction to beauty and the darker side of human desire.

What moves the world is what moves each of us: desire. Jewelry

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Ebook Details
Pages: 368
Size: 3.7 MB
Publisher: Ecco
Date published:   2015
ISBN: 9780062334718 (DRM-EPUB)

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Nonfiction > Social Science > Sociology
Nonfiction > History > Social History
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03/26/2017
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