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The latest edition of SSEF's Facette magazine has been published. It is now also available online as a PDF. This magazine brings you reports of our latest gemmological research and findings, courses and other SSEF activities.Read Facette SSEF Facette No. 24, 2018 featured articles:Padparadscha-like fancy sapphires...

We very recently came across a series of fine Burmese rubies (Mogok-type), which were treated with artificial resin (polymer-type) to modify the clarity of these fissured stones. Given that this is not a common treatment for rubies, we want to inform clients of the possibility...

SSEF is introducing to the market a new system for scanning both single and multi-strand pearl necklaces. Called PearlScan®, it is able to count large quantities of pearls on strands and measure their dimensions. Consisting of an A4 scanner, computer and proprietary software, the system...