Specific Gravity Testing Part 2: Using a Balance Scale or a Hanneman Specific Gravity Scale
Step 3: Practical Gemology
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Using a balance scale for specific gravity testing is the technique recommended by the International Gem Society. You can adapt or create your own scale or purchase the Hanneman specific gravity scale from Amazon.
Adapting a Balance Scale
You can adapt almost any balance-type scale for specific gravity testing. All you need to do is find a way to submerge …