TITLE

The fake in the crown?

AUTHOR(S)
Besette, F.
PUB. DATE
December 1991
SOURCE
New Scientist;12/28/91, Vol. 132 Issue 1800/1801, p25
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Takes a look back at mineralogy through the ages and how fake precious stones and gems have been common since biblical times. Medieval mineralogy; The use of science in the 18th century to study gems; Crystallography in the beginning of the 20th century; Techniques for making and altering gemstones. INSET: Crystal-gazing as a way to understand gems, by S. Bowler..
ACCESSION #
9202104351

 

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