In this second issue of extraLapis English, leading researchers provide insights into diverse intriguing aspects of the world of emeralds. Thanks to the late John Sinkankas, who was prevailed upon to assist in editing this volume, and to whom this issue is dedicated, the stamp of perfection is patently evident. In consequence, a very high standard indeed has been established with this publication.

The first 78 pages of Emeralds of the World provide an informative and elegant account of: etymology (Christa Behmenberg), museum pieces (Zak Swartz), mineralogy (Rupert Hochleitner), origin (Dietmar Schwarz, Gaston Giuliani, Guenter Grundmann and Maximilian Glas), notes...

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