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Course materials in traditional Chinese (left) and Japanese (right), now being delivered online at no cost, as part of SSEF’s Understanding Gemstones educational programme.The Swiss Gemmological Institute SSEF has added courses in Japanese and traditional Chinese to its free-of-charge online educational programme, entitled “Understanding Gemstones.”The...

SSEF is honoured to take part in the upcoming edition of the GemGenève show at Palexpo in Geneva. We will be offering coloured gemstone express testing services at our booth A39.SSEF GemGenève Booth A39 03-07 November 2021 (03 November is setup day, goods can be submitted) Tel: +41...

The latest edition (June 2021) of SSEF’s Facette magazine is now available online as a PDF. This magazine brings you reports of our latest gemmological research and findings, courses and other SSEF activities.- The Science of Gem Testing - New Afghan emeralds- Machine learning...

The latest edition (May 2020) of SSEF's Facette magazine is now available online as a PDF. This magazine brings you reports of our latest gemmological research and findings, courses and other SSEF activities.- Age dating of gems- GemTrack™- Laser inscription of gems- DNA fingerprinting of pearls...

After a period of temporary closure, the SSEF lab in Basel is now testing gemstones and jewellery again. We are pleased to announce that as a measure of support for the international gem and jewellery trade we are offering special conditions on most regular SSEF-Ferrari shuttles until...