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Stoned (2015) is a series of ancient tales told through the prism of human desire – and the lengths we would go to in order to fulfil that desire. These slates carry you around the globe and through time, revealing how our love for exquisite objects can lift mountains and how rapidly our valuation of such objects can alter.

Aja Raden has a unique background as a jeweller, scientist, and historian. She attended the University of Chicago and has served as the head of the auction division at House of Kahn Estate Jewelers and as a senior designer for Tacori, a Los Angeles-based fine-jewelry firm.
  • Students of history seeking a new perspective
  • Students in psychology that are interested in the impact of appearance and desire
  • Jewelry connoisseurs