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- On-site testing in Bangkok, Hong Kong and USA
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Celebrating 50 years of SSEF
Some 150 industry leaders and opinion-makers from around the world gathered in Basel in September 2022 to celebrate the golden anniversary of SSEF.
Become a gem expert
Since its successful beginning in 2001, SSEF’s education department has offered a broad spectrum of gemmological courses to thousands of students from industry, trade, and academia.
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- All levels of gemmology
- Large course collection of stones
- Leading gemmologists as lecturers
- Highly practical courses in small groups
We also provide tailored courses for individuals and companies.
Free online courses by SSEF
Start your journey to becoming a gem expert with these introductory online courses.
Facette is the annual magazine of the Swiss Gemmological Institute SSEF. 2023 marks its 28th issue. Starting as a humble leaflet with a few black & white pages in a very basic layout, Facette has evolved into a magazine rich in information about recent research findings and activities at SSEF.
Research at SSEF
Since its beginnings over 50 years ago, the Swiss Gemmological Institute SSEF has been a driving force and at the forefront of scientific innovation in gemmology. Our dedication to gemstone scientific research is an important foundation to our expertise and reliability in testing.