World Gem Foundation


Now Available

The 3rd edition of 'The Handbook of Gemmology' is now available as a digital download or on data DVD.


Since the book was released on April 1st, 2013, it has been shipped to or downloaded in fifty countries including Canada, the U.S, Mexico, Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, Australia (including Tasmania), New Zealand, Japan, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Malaysia, South Korea, South Africa, Ethiopia, Namibia, Madagascar, England, Spain, Germany, Portugal, France, Austria, Italy, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Switzerland, Turkey, Belgium, the Netherlands, Poland, Scotland, Ireland, Croatia, Romania, Hungary, the Ukraine, Israel, Russia, India, Sri Lanka, Iran, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates and the Kingdom of Bahrain.

Where you can buy the book

In addition to our online store, the handbook is also available through the Gemmological Association of Australia, The Canadian Gemmological Association, the Instituto Gemol├│gico Espa├▒ol, George Brown College,, Vancouver Community College (Gemmology Program), Fashion Institute of Technology (New York), Augustana College, Gem Instruments (Gem-A), Sole Leone, and Harlings Jewellers in Vancouver.


Each year a new and updated edition of 'The Handbook of Gemmology' will be released in May. All registered users will be able to buy the new editions at a preferred price. Please ensure that if you purchase the book from a third party seller that you register your copy with us. To register, please email us at: