SSEF inaugurates new state-of-the-art laboratory in Basel


The Swiss Gemmological Institute (SSEF) has inaugurated a state-of-the-art laboratory in Basel that’s double the size of its previous facility. Known for being one of the world’s most respected gem research, education and grading institutions, the SSEF has also expanded its services, which it has been providing the gemstone, jewellery and watch industries for over 40 years.

The new facility is located in Basel, Switzerland and measures 720 square-metres in size, compared to the previous facility size of 300 square-metres.

The inauguration ceremony for the building took place on February 12 and gathered a select representation of the Swiss gem, jewellery and watch industries.

A highlight of the inaugural event was the public presentation of SSEF’s Automated Spectral Diamond Inspection (ASDI) system, which analyses and measures large quantities of melee diamonds, smaller than 3.8 millimetres in diameter, filtering out simulants, possible synthetic diamonds and possible HPHT-treated diamonds. CJ