Jewelry, Obsession, and How Desire Shapes the WorldBook - 2015
What moves the world is what moves each of us: desire. Jewelry—which has long served as a stand-in for wealth and power, glamor and success—has birthed cultural movements, launched political dynasties, and started wars. Masterfully weaving together pop science and history, Stoned breaks history into three categories—Want, Take, and Have—and explains what the diamond on your finger has to do with the GI Bill, why green-tinted jewelry has been exalted by so many cultures, why the glass beads that bought Manhattan for the Dutch were initially considered a fair trade, and how the French Revolution started over a coveted necklace.
Publisher: New York : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 
Edition: First edition
Branch Call Number: Arts 739.2709 Rad
Alternative Title: Jewelry, obsession, and how desire shapes the world