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|Santa Monica Library Presents a Gem of a Tale|
By Lookout Staff
January 26, 2017 -- Those who wonder what makes a stone a jewel or why some jewels are considered priceless will get some fascinating answers next Thursday at the Santa Monica Library.
The library will present "Gem: A Dazzling Discussion of Precious Rocks, Stones and Minerals" with Aja Raden, jeweler, scientist and best-selling author of "Stoned," at 7 p.m. in the Main Library’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Auditorium.
Raden will relay tales of "her sparkling journey through the world of jewels and gems" and share "the wildest gem- and jewel-related facts she has come across in her research, as well as the most common misconceptions about jewelry and precious metals," event organizers said.Raden also will discuss the future of precious rocks, stones and minerals, including the invention and sophistication of synthetic diamonds, which use the same materials but are produced in an artificial, rather than geological, process.
"Studded with lively personalities and fascinating details, Stoned tells the remarkable story of our abiding desire for the rare and extraordinary."
The Main Library is served by Big Blue Bus routes 1, 7, R7, R10 and 18 and provides bicycle parking racks.
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