The Stone of Heaven: Unearthing the Secret History of Imperial Green Jade
Taking us from the imperial courts of ancient China to a squalid mine in Myanmar today, this extraordinary book reveals for the first time the bizarre true story of Imperial Green Jade, one of the rarest stones in the world, more precious than diamonds, coveted for its life-extending powers and its aphrodisiac properties as well as for its astonishing beauty -- a stone that has shaped the destiny of nations and changed the lives of all who have worn it. Book jacket.
Author: Cathy Scott-Clark, Adrian Levy
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Release Date: 2003-01-02