News

Date : 01.02.2017

Category : SSEF Press Releases, SSEF around the globe

SSEF introduces age dating of natural pearls as a client service

The Swiss Gemmological Institute SSEF has become the first gem laboratory worldwide to introduce, as an additional service to clients, age dating of pearls using carbon-14 (14C). This scientific method can provide the pearl industry with new valuable information about the age of loose pearls and pearls in jewellery.


View presentation on radiocarbon age dating of pearls

Date : 19.12.2016

Category : SSEF around the globe

SSEF closure over Christmas holidays

Our laboratory is closed for Christmas holidays from December 24th to January 3rd. Our whole team would like to thank you for your confidence in our services. We wish you a Merry Christmas and a successful New Year.

 

 

 

Date : 14.11.2016

Category : SSEF Press Releases, SSEF around the globe

SSEF introduces GemTOF to gemstone testing

The Swiss Gemmological Institute SSEF has become the first gem laboratory worldwide to introduce into its facility the ground-breaking GemTOF instrument, which conducts chemical analysis through laser ablation, thereby providing more information about the origin of a variety of gems, as well as precisely identifying almost all elements in coloured gemstones, diamonds and pearls.

Commencing 14th November 2016, SSEF will be routinely testing selected coloured gemstones submitted for testing using GemTOF. Please note that SSEF’s Terms & Conditions (on backside of new SSEF Order Form and on SSEF website) stipulate that unless explicitly excluded by the client in the order, GemTOF can be carried out on submitted Gemstone(s) without further note. Pearls and diamonds are not routinely tested using GemTOF.

A dedicated website on this method is now online, along with a video showcasing the technique.


View www.gemtof.ch

Date : 27.10.2016

Category : Talks and Presentations

SSEF Colour Terms talk at CIBJO 2016 Armenia congress

Dr. Michael S. Krzemnicki recently gave a talk at the CIBJO 2016 Congress in Armenia on 26 October 2016 about Colour Terms and 'Pigeon Blood & Royal Blue: The Harmonised Standard of SSEF and Gübelin Gemlab'. This presentation is now available as a pdf on our website.


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