Book Reviews

  • Book Review: “Stoned: Jewelry, Obsession, and How Desire Shapes the World” by Aja Raden

    As an equal parts lover of jewelry and history, it comes as no surprise that Aja Raden’s 2015 book Stoned would explore desire as the driving force behind humanity’s longstanding obsession with jewelry. The historical examples she recalls in it are well researched and fascinating - an ideal combination for a nonfiction read. For the jewelry enthusiast, it is a 10/10 must read.