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New Book Tells How Eight Jewels Shaped History

Dec 7, 2015 3:46 AM   By Rapaport News
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RAPAPORT... A new book has been published telling the story of how eight gems in history have started cultural movements, political dynasties and wars.

Stoned: Jewelry, Obsession, and How Desire Shapes the World
is written by jeweler and scientist Aja Raden, former head of the auction division of House of Kahn Estate Jewelers. The 368-page book, released by Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, December 1, delves into the “unshakable addiction to beauty and the darker side of human desire,” according to the publisher’s website.

Featuring stories that illustrate how jewelry has influenced world events throughout the ages, Stoned is described as a “raucous journey through the history of human desire for what is rare, and therefore precious.”
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