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A wee Thank You from the author

Unbelievable, but ‘Gem Testing Techniques’ has sold out. However, the reasons are not far to seek. Throughout my 49 years teaching gemmology, I have been fortunate to have rubbed shoulders with so many gemmologists in my work and travels who have shared their own expertise and enthusiasm with me, and their names appear in the book’s ‘Acknowledgements’. Over and above that, is my gratitude to you the reader, for acquiring the book, either by personal contact over the years, or recommended by others.

In writing the book over its 49 years of accumulated knowledge, my target throughout has been to share my own enthusiasm for gemstones with others, and that in turn, you will share your own gemmological enthusiasm with others. Thank you
Alan Hodgkinson

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