By Diane Morgan

Morgan discusses the starting place of the emerald, its ordinary constitution, and its unusual attract. the tale weaves throughout a number of continents and hundreds of thousands of years. it's a story of conquistadors, treachery, shipwrecks, and alchemy. alongside the way in which, we meet scientists and kings and endure witness because the nice emeralds are born, mined, smuggled, reduce, and offered. The ebook additionally discusses the fashionable artwork of creating man made emeralds. From the fastnesses of Afghanistan to the steamy jungles of Colombia and Zimbabwe, from the sands of Egypt to the sour Urals, this can be the tale of a stone whose unusual trip displays the yearnings, greed, passions, and eager for great thing about the human race.

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