|Dimensions||29.5 x 21 x .7 cm|
Emeralds of the World: The Legendary Green Beryl (English, #2)
Out of Print! Mineral Monograph (formerly extraLapis English) #2
Since antiquity, emerald has been one of the most highly valuated gemstone: the first known mines were those of Cleopatra in ancient Egypt. Two thousand years ago Pliny wrote, “Emerald-green is the most beautiful green of all.”
Leading researchers offer insight into many of the aspects of the world of emerald.
– What is emerald? A portrait of a precious and unique member of the beryl family
– How does emerald form? The events that conspired to bring about an unlikely outcome;
– Where is emerald found? Worldwide localities including Canada, Namibia and China
– Where are the richest deposits? Today’s market sources: South America, Africa and Asia;
– Is it possible to determine the origin of an emerald? Gemstone emerald: characteristics, inclusions and treatments;
– What separates green beryl from emerald? The debate over optical, spectroscopic and chemical delineations;
– How is emerald created in the lab and how can it be recognized? The history, process and detection of synthetic emerald;
Plus etymology, history, legendary giants, local finds and more.
extraLapis English No. 2, Emerald, provides a comprehensive look at this magnificent gemstone.