Aja Raden set the jewelry world afire with her recently launched book "Stoned". We picked it up because we love jewelry and judged from the cover she had a sense of humor. The large emerald eye candy didn't hurt either. Apparently you can judge a book by the cover because we learned quickly she does a sense of humor. In fact, we enjoyed it so much we barely noticed that were learning a lot. If only the history books we had to read in high school were this entertaining - Aja Radan is proof it can be done. A mini Michael Lewis in the making Aja Radan has a burgeoning talent as a writer. Some stories were familiar, but some were new and the theme throughout was that the desire to acquire things, sparkly things at that; combined with power, politics, and love is an affliction that drove the world's history and shaped jewelry market today.