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Alan Hodgkinson
Alan being awarded an Honorary Membership
in the Accredited Gemologists Association from
Stuart Robertson & Donna Hawrelko

Alan Hodgkinson

Alan Hodgkinson is a much traveled lecturer and educator whose work covers many aspects of the field. He has done extensive work on emeralds, opals, and diamonds, but he is perhaps best known for his innovative and highly effective "Visual Optics" approach to gem identification and other practical gem identification techniques, including ways to see and learn more using traditional gem testing instrumentation. He is the originator of the Synthetic Emerald Filter, and the Stained Green Jadeite Filter. He is the author of Visual Optics - Gem Identification without Instruments, Visual Optics, the Hodgkinson Method, and Gem Testing Techniques.

Alan is a Fellow of the Gemmological Association (FGA) With Distinction, and is a Freeman of Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths, Honorary Member of the Canadian Gemmological Association, a Registered Valuer.

Alan was the first recipient of the Antonio C. Bonanno Award for Excellence in Gemology in the year 2000. He is also an Honorary Member of the Accredited Gemologists Association, awared for his decards of supporting gemological education and AGA Conferences.

 


Tucson Conference - Wednesday, January 31, 2018

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