specific gravity testing FI
specific gravity testing FI

Learn to Measure Specific Gravity (Video)


Determining a gem's specific gravity is an important identification technique. Watch this tutorial video to learn how to measure this property.

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Determining a gem's specific gravity is an important technique for identifying its species. Watch this tutorial video to learn how to measure this property.

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This article is also a part of our Gemology Tools Mini Course, in the unit Measuring Physical Properties.

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Kyrylo Gubariev, Graduate Gemologist (GG, AJP)

Kyrylo Gubariev, Graduate Gemologist (GG, AJP) is a gemologist with a passion for sharing his knowledge with fellow gem lovers. Originally from Ukraine, he is currently based in Bangkok, Thailand.


Addison Rice

A geologist, environmental engineer and Caltech graduate, Addison’s interest in the mesmerizing and beautiful results of earth’s geological processes began in her elementary school’s environmental club. When she isn’t writing about gems and minerals, Addison spends winters studying ancient climates in Iceland and summers hiking the Colorado Rockies.

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