This is the second volume in the Gems & Gemology in Review series, the first of which, published in 2005, was Synthetic Diamonds. In parallel with the first volume, it is a summation of the information published on the subject during the lifetime of the parent journal, Gems & Gemology. In fact, the articles begin in 1934, and there is a small editorial note stating that some of the information in earlier entries has been corrected by later ones. In a preface, “The Allure of Colored Diamonds”, editor King makes the point that the change in public acceptance...

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