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Gem Testing Techniques

Gem Testing Techniques – third printing – garnet

Gem Testing Techniques – third printing – garnet

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This is the third printing of Alan  Hodgkinson's book that was first released in 2015. With Alan stepping back from teaching gemmology this will likely be the last printing of Gem Testing Techniques by the Hodgkinson family.

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We currently ship to Scotland, Wales, England, United States of America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Malaysia, United Arab Emirates, Thailand, India and Hong Kong. Further locations may be added later. 

We cannot ship to the European Union, Europe's Single Market or Northern Ireland at this time.

We cannot ship to PO boxes.

postage/shipping £10 – added at checkout.

International shipping prices are approximate and may vary slightly depending on exchange rates at the time of purchase.

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New Zealand postage/shipping £35 – added at checkout.

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You can only order one copy per transaction/order but you can come back for more than one transaction in a new session.

This is the third printing of 'Gem Testing Techniques' by Alan Hodgkinson.

Book Reprint details:
• Printed in 2023 in Scotland.
Released in August 2023.
• Over 500 pages, full colour throughout.
Case bound with head & tail bands and a marker ribbon.
New 'garnet' colour cover (no book jacket).

This third printing features an updated, single-page preface by Alan and a correction to the original first edition text followed through to the index along with minor graphic corrections to the third printing.

Gem Testing Techniques was written, designed, printed, bound and published in Scotland. 

The book was written by Alan Hodgkinson and is designed, published and distributed by Valerie Hodgkinson.

Books are sent with 'tracking' where possible.
Your phone number (mobile preferred) is requested for International delivery and for shipping updates in the UK.

As the platform we use doesn't have an address 'look up' function for the UK, please make sure the postage address you give matches that on the UK Royal Mail database when the destination is the UK. 

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