Stoned: Jewelry, Obsession, and How Desire Shapes the World

Points of Healing, Points of Mine is a series of posts discussing the interweavings of conversations of crystal therapy, alternative healing, science & conservation, and eco-consumerism. The New York Times best-seller, Stoned, is an accessible account of history told through a lens of gemstone culture. In Chapter 1, “Keep the Change: The Beads That Bought Manhattan,”…

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