Gem-A and SSEF Announce Gem Testing Link-up

Press release from Gem-A & SSEF, Friday September 4, 2009

Gem-A and SSEF have signed a memorandum of understanding for Gem-A to outsource gemstone and pearl testing to SSEF (The Swiss Gemmological Institute) based in Basle, Switzerland. Although SSEF has operated internationally for many years, the new agreement will allow Gem-A’s UK Members the advantage of
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List of Gemmology Institutes & Laboratories


  • 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.



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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