Date : 28.03.2017

Category : SSEF around the globe

Trade alert: ‘Kashmir-like’ sapphires from Madagascar

This trade alert focuses on those sapphires from this new source in Madagascar which have a ‘Kashmir-like’ visual appearance. They are characterised by a subtle and fine milkiness, which results in a velvety blue colour as is known from top-quality Kashmir sapphires. Unfortunately, many of these new sapphires are accompanied by gemmological reports describing them as being of Kashmir origin. Having recently tested an important number of such ‘Kashmir-like’ sapphires submitted by clients and ranging in weight from 5 to 50 ct, we have to conclude that many of these gems of so-called Kashmir origin actually originated from the new deposit near Bemainty/Ambatondrazaka in Madagascar.


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Date : 21.03.2017

Category : SSEF around the globe

SSEF launches PearlScan®

SSEF is introducing to the market a new system for scanning both single and multi-strand pearl necklaces. Called PearlScan®, it is able to count large quantities of pearls on strands and measure their dimensions. Consisting of an A4 scanner, computer and proprietary software, the system offers the pearl industry a new and efficient way of documenting pearl necklaces.


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Date : 13.03.2017

Category : SSEF around the globe

SSEF at Baselworld Show, March 2017

Visit SSEF at BASELWORLD 2017 (March 23 - 30, 2017 - booth 3.0/B35) and enjoy our Express Service!


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Date : 12.03.2017

Category : SSEF around the globe, SSEF Press Releases

Facette No. 23 published and available online

The latest edition of SSEF's Facette magazine has been published. It is now also available online as a pdf. This magazine brings you reports of our latest gemmological research and findings, courses and other SSEF activities. 


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