Date : 12.07.2011

Category : SSEF around the globe, Talks and Presentations

SSEF co-organises 32nd International Gemmological Conference (IGC)

The Swiss Gemmological Institute SSEF is co-organising the 32nd International Gemmological Conference (IGC) that will take place July 13-17 2011 in Interlaken, Switzerland. This gathering of leading international gemmologists promises to be an interesting conference about gemmology and the science of gemstone testing.


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Date : 13.04.2011

Category : SSEF around the globe, Talks and Presentations

Publication on new bead materials in cultured pearls

We authored an article in the latest edition of the Journal of Gemmology on the appearance of new bead materials in cultured pearls. This article reports on the use of Chinese freshwater cultured pearls and natural pearls as beads in Pinctada Margaritifera and Pinctada Maxima oysters. Hänni, H.A., Krzemnicki, M.S. & Cartier, L.E. (2010) Appearance of new bead material in cultured pearls. J. Gemm. Ass. GB Vol. 23, No. 1-4, p. 31-37


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Date : 25.02.2011

Category : SSEF around the globe

World Radio Switzerland visits SSEF

World Radio Switzerland (WRS) recently visited us in Basel to see and hear how we test natural and cultured pearls. Virtually visit part of the SSEF pearl testing laboratory by listening to the programme.


Link to WRS programme

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