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⫷ Free Hardcover Read @Stoned: Jewelry, Obsession, and How Desire Shapes the World ❄ E-Pub Author Aja Raden ⇾

⫷ Free Hardcover Read @Stoned: Jewelry, Obsession, and How Desire Shapes the World ❄ E-Pub Author Aja Raden ⇾ ⫷ Free Hardcover Read @Stoned: Jewelry, Obsession, and How Desire Shapes the World ❄ E-Pub Author Aja Raden ⇾ Stoned romps through the stories of eight jewels New York Times A lively, incisive cultural and social history Kirkus History enthusiasts will be entertained by Radens knowledge of famous names as well as her narrative approach to the topic Occasional injections of humor will keep readers interested Library Journal Radens commentary on the often ugly side of human desire through the ages is consistently captivating, and her witty delivery makes the material shine Publishers Weekly Riveting, erudite MORE Magazine Raden brings impeccable credentials to the task at hand She also writes with a blithe and breezy deftness, peppering her narrative with snarky but substantive footnotes that recall the insouciance of Mary Roach A gem of a study into all that enchants and bewitches Booklist Aja Raden must be a kick at dinner parties Shes also an appealingly informal, effortless storyteller, fascinated by the stories she tells Seattle Times a populist history told with humor and great relish Profanely funny David Duchovny, author of Holy Cow Money, power, sexual politics, and jewelry Isnt this what makes the world go round What could I ask for in a book Madonna Stoned has its own special vitreous luster, just as any emerald worth its salt an illumination into what makes us irrationally human Minneapolis Star TribuneWhat 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 Raden tells an original and often startling story about our unshakeable addiction to beauty and the darker side of human desire With sharp wit and a light touch, Raden 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 singular power to reflect our desires back to us and show us who we really are. Stoned Jewelry, Obsession, and How Desire Shapes the Stoned World Aja Raden on FREE shipping qualifying offers As entertaining as it is incisive, a raucous journey through history of human desire for what rare Cast Description You know how your mom makes you sit down eat big meal whenever come over Well, Big Tit Mama s House sort like that, except instead biscuits gravy, she her nipples, clit sometimes assholeAja Home Facebook likes talking about this Author designer, expertise sits at intersection academic history, industry AjaRaden Twitter The latest Tweets from New York Times Bestselling STONED, Creative Director, Consultant Infamous grower poisonous plants I get around ajaraden Instagram photos videos , Followers, Following, Posts See videos Interview Raden, Of Jewelry NPR says jewelry perfect lens which to view In Stoned, tells story glass beads used purchase Manhattan rise wristwatch Goodreads Hi Linda m not % sure where publisher got photo Emerald Originally was sapphire, but threw designer Raden About studied ancient physics University Chicago and, during that time, worked Head Auction Division famed Kahn For seven years, has Senior Designer Los Angeles based fine company Tacori InkWell Management Literary Agency HuffPost been professional decade senior View profile LinkedIn, world largest community jobs listed their complete LinkedIn discover connections Time Best Selling than an experienced jeweler trained scientist Review by StarTribune NONFICTION delves into role gemstones have played in why Hope Diamond, Koh Noor French Blue can drive us worst precincts nature head auction division Estate Jewelers Keep Change Beads Bought Nov Keep courtesy Ecco, imprint Stoned: Jewelry, Obsession, and How Desire Shapes the World

 

    • Stoned: Jewelry, Obsession, and How Desire Shapes the World
    • 3.4
    • 275
    • Hardcover
    • 373 pages
    • B00UG7YLVG
    • Aja Raden
    • English
    • 19 May 2016

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