SSEF COURSE PROGRAMME

Since its successful beginning in 2001, the Swiss Gemological Institute SSEF’s education department has offered a broad spectrum of gemmological courses to thousands of students from industry, trade, and academia.

Introduction

Basic Gemmology Course (BGC)

10 days, 4000 CHF

Gain basic gemmological knowledge with our intense gemmological course in 10 days, with a strong focus on practical work using loupe, microscope and other instruments. Main topics are: Identification of gemstones (including treatments and synthetics), diamond testing and pearl testing. Successful participants of the final exam will receive the SSEF Basic Gemmologist Diploma.

Basic Diamond Course (BDC)

5 days, 3000 CHF

One-week intense training on diamonds. This course is specially designed for sales staff and focuses on the following topics: the formation of diamond, the
properties of diamond and quality grading of diamond. During the course you will have a lot of hands-on-practice with diamonds. Sucessful participants of the final exam will receive the SSEF Basic Diamond Diploma.

NEXT DATES

Basic Gemmology Course BGC 21 November – 02 December 2022

Basic Gemmology Course BGC 20 – 31 March 2023

Basic Gemmology Course BGC 09 – 20 October 2023

Basic Diamond Course BDC 23 – 27 October 2023

Advanced

ATC Coloured Gemstones

5 days, 4000 CHF

Expand your knowledge in gemmology and learn about the detection of gemstone treatments and how the origin of gemstones may be determined. This course has a very practical focus and you will be studying a large collection of reference stones using a microscope.

ATC Gems & Jewellery

5 days, 4000 CHF

Learn all about the history of gems and jewellery, the significance of different gems and jewels through the ages and how to identify them by applying different criteria. Also features workshops and discussions on current trends.

ATC Pearls

2 days, 1600 CHF

This advanced course focuses on the formation and identification of natural and cultured pearls. It also covers different techniques to detect the treatment of both natural and cultured pearls.

ATC Small Diamonds

3 days, 2400 CHF

This course focuses on the quality check of small diamonds. This is especially interesting for members of the watch and jewellery industry. The course teaches participants how to define and control quality criteria for small diamonds. It involves adapting large diamond grading procedures to the quality control of small diamonds.

NEXT DATES

ATC Gems & Jewellery 17 – 21 April 2023

ATC Coloured Stones 24 – 28 April 2023

ATC Coloured Stones 19 – 23 June 2023

ATC Small Diamonds 26 – 28 September 2023

ATC Pearls 06 – 07 November 2023

ATC Coloured Stones 20 – 24 November 2023

ATC Gems & Jewellery 27 November – 01 December 2023

Scientific

Scientific Gemmology Course (SGC)

5 days, 5000 CHF

Intense one-week course in scientific gemmology. You will work hands-on with scientific gemmological methods and get theoretical insights into portable analytical testing methods such as: FTIR spectrometry, UV-VIS spectrometry, Raman microspectrometry, X-ray fluorescence spectrometry (XRF), and other approaches to scientifically testing gemstones. The course is given in small groups to guarantee an intense training. Each participant of this international course will receive the SSEF Scientific Gemmology Certificate.

Scientific Diamond Course (SDC)

Not available in 2020

Intense one-week course about scientific analysis of diamonds. You will work hands-on with scientific gemmological methods such as: FTIR spectrometry,
NIR-spectrometry, UV-VIS spectrometry, Photoluminescence spectrometry, UV- fluorescence of diamonds (DiamondView™).

NEXT DATES

Scientific Gemmology Course SGC 03 – 07 July 2023

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Course Calendar

ATC Pearls 07 – 08 November 2022

Basic Gemmology Course BGC 21 November – 02 December 2022

Basic Gemmology Course BGC 20 – 31 March 2023

ATC Gems & Jewellery 17 – 21 April 2023

ATC Coloured Stones 24 – 28 April 2023

ATC Coloured Stones 19 – 23 June 2023

Gem-A Foundation & Diploma Practical Endorsement 08 – 12 May 2023

Scientific Gemmology Course SGC 03 – 07 July 2023

ATC Small Diamonds 26 – 28 September 2023

Gem-A Foundation & Diploma Practical Endorsement 02 – 06 October 2023

Basic Gemmology Course BGC 09 – 20 October 2023

Basic Diamond Course BDC 23 – 27 October 2023

ATC Pearls 06 – 07 November 2023

ATC Coloured Stones 20 – 24 November 2023

ATC Gems & Jewellery 27 – 01 December 2023