Jewelry, Obsession, and How Desire Shapes the WorldBook - 2015
An account of how eight jewels shaped the course of history shares insights into the role of precious gemstones in triggering cultural movements, political dynasties, and wars, while exploring how jewels reflect darker aspects of human nature.
Publisher: New York : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 
Edition: First edition
Characteristics: xii, 356 pages, 8 unnumbered pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm