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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. 

 

Read the Facette

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 : 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 : 11.07.2016

Category : SSEF Press Releases

SSEF Report Check - MySSEF

SSEF has revamped the design of their reports. Furthermore, owners of a SSEF report can now verify the authenticity of reports and also download PDF scans of their reports on the newly launched www.myssef.ch website. Reports issued after July 11th 2016 are available on this platform for download.

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