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The Swiss Gemmological Institute SSEF has become the first gem laboratory worldwide to introduce DNA fingerprinting of ivory as a standard client service. It involves a scientific method that can provide valuable information about the species of ivory being used in jewellery and ornamental objects,...

We will be in Bangkok 19 – 23 August 2019 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...

We will be in Bangkok 20 – 24 May 2019 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...

SSEF is honoured to take part in the upcoming second edition of the GemGenève show at Palexpo in Geneva. We will be offering coloured gemstone express testing services at our booth K1. Further, Dr. Michael S. Krzemnicki will be giving a talk during GemGenève, details of which can...

GemTrack™ links a cut stone to a specific rough stone using gemmological techniques.GemTrack™ is based on a combination of crystallographic, structural, chemical and microscopic analyses that allow for detailed and potentially unique characterisation and fingerprinting of a rough stone. These same features are later investigated...