Facette

The SSEF Facette is the annual magazine of the Swiss Gemmological Institute SSEF. 2018 marked its 24th issue. Starting as a humble leaflet with a few black & white pages in a very basic layout, Facette has evolved into a magazine rich in information about recent research findings and activities at SSEF.

Facette 2018

  • Padparadscha colours
  • Paraiba excursion
  • Ethiopia emeralds
  • Afghanistan emeralds
  • Artificial resin in rubies
  • GemTOF sapphire
  • Diamond Isotopes
  • Jadeite, Omphacite jade
  • Pearl Articles
  • Traceability of Gemstones

Facette 2017

  • Emerald Cleaning
  • Rarities at SSEF
  • Jadeite Jade
  • GemTOF
  • Age Dating
  • PearlScan
  • SSEF at Auction
  • SSEF Courses
  • SSEF in Asia
  • On-site Testing

Facette 2016

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  • SSEF Relocation
  • Colour Terms
  • New Sapphire Sources
  • Diamond Research
  • Spinel
  • Jadeite jade
  • Danburites
  • Pearl Analysis
  • SSEF at Auction
  • SSEF in Asia

Facette 2014

  • SSEF at Auction
  • Mogok Expedition
  • New ASDI Machine
  • DNA in Pearls
  • Colour-Change Garnets
  • Spessartine
  • Vanadium Chrysoberyl
  • SSEF Courses
  • Journal of Gemmology
  • Team Achievements

Facette 2013

  • Kashmir Sapphire
  • CVD Synthetic Diamonds
  • Pearls from Micronesia
  • Radiocarbon Age Dating of Pearls
  • Colour-Changing Zircon
  • Paraiba Tourmaline
  • SSEF Courses
  • New Shuttle Services
  • SSEF Premium Appendix

Facette 2012

  • Fancy sapphires
  • Jade
  • Bastnäsite
  • Odontolite and Apatite
  • GemExplorer Website
  • IGC Conference 2011
  • New SSEF Reports
  • New Websites
  • Cut Grade of Diamonds
  • In Mem: George Bosshart

Facette 2011

  • Spinel
  • Historic objects
  • Beryl pseudomorph
  • Synthetic diamonds
  • Stabilized opal
  • Pearls in the focus
  • CIBJO, LMHC
  • New EDXRF
  • GemExplorer app
  • SSEF on-site in Paris

Facette 2010

  • Reports at SSEF
  • Mozambique rubies
  • Damage to cut gemstones
  • CVD synthetic diamonds
  • Tomography of pearls
  • Age dating of pearls
  • Low-T heated pink sapphires
  • Asteriated diamonds
  • The FWHM criterion
  • SSEF and Gem-A (London)

Facette 2009

  • Future of gem testing
  • Winza rubies
  • Pearl tomography
  • Age determination of pearls
  • Flux grown synthetic spinel
  • Coatings on gemstones
  • The Wittelsbach diamond
  • Courses in 2009
  • SSEF Alumni Association
  • New SSEF Logo and Reports

Facette 2008

  • New: Mobile UV-Vis
  • Jadeite Jade
  • Research with LA-ICP-MS
  • Beryllium in sapphire
  • Synthetic CVD diamonds
  • 296 ct rough diamond
  • Courses in 2008
  • SSEF Alumni Association
  • SSEF expands into Asia
  • News from CIBJO and LMHC

Facette 2007

  • Small diamonds
  • Gemstones from Tanzania
  • “Chocolate Pearls”
  • Paraiba Tourmalines
  • SSEF Courses 2007
  • SSEF Foundation Board
  • Future of SSEF
  • SSEF Alumni Association
  • Shaping the future of SSEF
  • News from CIBJO and LMHC

Facette 2006

  • Trip to African gem sources
  • Lizard in amber an artefact?
  • CVD synthetic diamond
  • Dyeing of gemstones
  • Lead glass in ruby
  • SSEF Courses 2006
  • Scientitif Diamond Course
  • New Gemstone Books
  • SSEF Alumni Association
  • News from CIBJO and LMHC

Facette 2005

  • Diamonds are forever
  • New Diamond Courses
  • Coral in vogue
  • LIBS in gemmology
  • Lead glass in ruby
  • Chinese cultured pearls
  • Publications
  • SSEF Alumni
  • News from CIBJO and LMHC
  • GemmoBasel 2005

Facette 2004

  • Pearls
  • Pezzottaite
  • CVD synthetic diamonds
  • HPHT treatment of diamonds
  • New sapphires from Sri Lanka
  • LIBS: Be-diffusion treated corundum
  • LMHC