List of Gemmology Institutes & Laboratories

September 11, 2009 | No Comments


  • HRD Antwerp, Hoge Raad voor Diamant, , Antwerpen; Diamond Education & Laboratory


  • Deutsche Gemmologische Gesellschaft eV (German Gemmological Association), , Idar-Oberstein; Diamonds, Coloured stones & Pearls/Organic Substances education.

The Netherlands

  • NEL, Nederlands Edelsteen Laboratorium, , Leiden; Education normally in Dutch, can be given in English on demand.


  • Swiss Gemmological Institute SSEF, , Basel; Founded in 1976 as an indeoendant gemmological laboratory and has since then gained worldwide recognition for its testing services at highest standards the most prestioug coloured stones, diamonds and pearls. The international reputation is based on their research, origin determination, treatment detection of coloured stones, diamonds and pearls. Next to gem testing services the SSEF is also offering courses in advanced and scientific gemmology educational programs. 


  • Gem-A, The Gemmological Association of Great-Brittain, , London; World’s longest established provider of gem education . As a UK registered charity they seek to have the best interest of the gem and jewellery industries, support gemmological reseach and are committed to the highest educational standards.


  • AIG, American International Gemologists, , Los Angeles; Education & Laboratory
  • GIA, Gemological Institute of America, , New-York (Headquarter); Diamond, Coloured stones & Pearls Education & Laboratory


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Margriet Sopers

Margriet Sopers, FGA

Having a diploma in jewellery, FGA and a propaedeutic of the Academy of Art followed-up by interesting years as a jewellery expert at Sotheby's & Gemeentelijke Krediet Bank, as well as being a member for years of the Society of Jewellery Historians, I am glad to share with you today's world of jewellery.

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