Hidden from public view, a war is raging inside the diamond industry. When filmmaker Jason Kohn infiltrates this highly secretive world, he uncovers a vast, far-reaching crime that threatens the value of every diamond ever mined. At stake is nothing less than the universal symbol of love and commitment - the engagement ring.
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Jason Kohn, Director and Producer
Jason Kohn is an award-winning documentary filmmaker. Although born and raised in New York, his family’s Brazilian roots led Jason to São Paulo, where he produced and directed his debut film MANDA BALA (SEND A BULLET). That film examined the connections between political corruption and violence in Brazil and won the 2007 Sundance Film Festival’s Grand Jury and Best Cinematography awards. LOVE MEANS ZERO was Jason's second feature documentary about legendary tennis coach Nick Bollettieri and premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2017. Jason’s new film, NOTHING LASTS FOREVER, investigates the criminal and philosophical controversies surrounding synthetic diamonds.
Aja Raden, Author
Aja Raden has a prolific career in research, craft, publishing, public speaking, and punditry. She is an experienced jeweler, trained scientist, and well-read historian; her expertise sits at the intersection of academic history, industry experience, and scientific perspective. Aja studied history at the University of Chicago and design at the Art Institute of Chicago. During that time, she authenticated rare jewels and antiquities as the Head of the Auction Division at the famed House of Kahn. Later she was employed as the Senior Designer for Los Angeles-based fine jewelry company Tacori.