Join SSEF’s gemmological course programme

 

Because knowledge is everything in gems and jewellery.

SSEF courses are proven and efficient, helping students to understand and see what matters at all levels of gemmology. We run hands-on courses for newcomers on all aspects of diamonds and gems. We teach people the criteria needed to identify origins and treatments in gems, tell if it’s a natural pearl and to study antique jewellery. We give you the practical tools to thrive in the gem trade. We help gemmologists apply scientific techniques in their work.

Why choose us?

Small groups

Highly practical
courses

Leading gemmologists as lecturers

Large course
collection of stones

Four decades of
teaching

Thousands of satisfied
students

Basic Gemmology

Level:

Introduction

Duration:
10 days
Price:
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.

Next courses : 

04 – 15 March 2024

14 – 25 October 2024

Basic Diamonds

Level:

Introduction

Duration:
5 days
Price:
3000 CHF
One-week intense training on diamonds. This course is specially designed for anybody with an interest in diamonds and diamond grading (incl. retail staff). The courses 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.

Next courses : 

23 – 27 October 2023

25 – 29 November 2024

Advanced Coloured Gemstones

Level:

Advanced

Duration:
5 days
Price:
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.

Next courses : 

20 – 24 November 2023

22 – 26 April 2024

17 – 21 June 2024

28 October – 01 November 2024

Advanced  Jewellery

Level:

Advanced

Duration:
5 days
Price:
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.

Next courses : 

27 November – 01 December 2023

8 – 12 April 2024

15 – 19 July 2024

Advanced Pearls

Level:

Advanced

Duration:
2 days
Price:
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.

Next courses : 

04 – 05 November 2024

Advanced Small Diamond

Level:

Advanced

Duration:
3 days
Price:
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 courses : 

24 – 26 September 2024

Scientific Gemmology

Level:

Scientific

Duration:
5 days
Price:
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.

Next courses : 

13 – 17 November 2023

01 – 05 July 2024

11 – 15 November 2024

Scientific Diamonds

Level:

Scientific

Duration:
5 days
Price:
5000 CHF
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 courses : 

18 – 22 November 2024

For additional details, please do not hesitate to contact us. We also provide tailored courses for your teams.