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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...

BASEL, SWITZERLAND: MAY 19, 2020 - A breakthrough study entitled “DNA fingerprinting: an effective tool for taxonomic identification of precious corals in jewelry”, authored by researchers from the Swiss Gemmological Institute SSEF and the University of Zurich’s Institute of Forensic Medicine (IRM) and recently published in the leading peer-reviewed journal...

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 all regular SSEF-Ferrari shuttles until...

We will be in Bangkok 13 – 17 January 2020 offering our on-site testing services. Our office is in the gem trade district at the Silom Road. Equipped with our instruments and spectrometers, we will be testing coloured gemstones. Please contact us to make an appointment. More information on...

The dates for courses at SSEF in 2020 have been announced. Come and take a course with us to advance your gemmological knowledge! We will be offering a range of courses in 2020 that cover a wide variety of topics including: introduction to gemmology, origin determination...