The Book Most Comprehensive in Knowledge on Precious Stones by Al-Beruni
385 pages Pb 2007 India.
Of all the books on Jewels and mined stones Beruni's book enjoys superiority in that he has established the specific gravity of most of the stones and jewels he has described, that is, the origin of minerals and metals, growth of minerals and the progressive formation of metals and the/ determination of specific gravity of metals and minerals. It is only through the knowledge of the specific gravity of stones that imitation can be detected.
This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 21 December, 2011.