Michael S. Krzemnicki

PD Dr. Michael S. Krzemnicki
Director of Swiss Gemmological Institute SSEF
Mineralogisch-Petrographisches Institut
Universität Basel
Bernoullistrasse 30
CH-4056 Basel

Phone: +41 (0) 61 262 06 40
Phone2: +41 (0) 61 207 35 91
Fax: +41 (0) 61 207 36 13
E-mail: michael.krzemnicki(at)unibas.ch
URL Institution: www.unibas.ch/earth

Key Publications of Michael S. Krzemnicki (up to ten) :
Lendvay, B., Cartier, L.E., Gysi, M., Meyer J.B., Krzemnicki M.S., Kratzer A., Morf N.V. (2020). DNA fingerprinting: an effective tool for taxonomic identification of precious corals in jewelry. Sci Rep 10, 8287. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-64582-4

Phyo, M.M.; Wang, H.A.; Guillong, M.; Berger, A.; Franz, L.; Balmer, W.A.; Krzemnicki, M.S. (2020). U–Pb dating of zircon and zirconolite inclusions in marble-hosted gem-quality ruby and spinel from Mogok, Myanmar. Minerals 2020, 10, 195. https://doi.org/10.3390/min10020195

Hanser C.S., Krzemnicki M.S., Grünzweig C., Harti R.P., Betz B., Mannes D. (2018). Neutron Radiography and Tomography: A new method to visualize internal structures of pearls. Journal of Gemmology, 36(1), pp. 54–63, http://dx.doi.org/10.15506/JoG.2018.36.1.54

Krzemnicki M.S., Klumb A., and Braun J. (2018) Unstable Colouration of Padparadscha-like Sapphires. Journal of Gemmology, 36(4), 346–354.

Wang H.A.O., Krzemnicki M.S., Chalain J.P., Lefèvre P., Zhou W. and Cartier L.E., (2016) Simultaneous high sensitivity trace-element and isotopic analysis of gemstones using laser ablation inductively coupled plasma time-of-flight mass spectrometry. Journal of Gemmology, 35(3), 212-223, http://dx.doi.org/10.15506/JoG.2016.35.3.212
Krzemnicki M.S., Hajdas I. (2013) Age determination of pearls: A new approach for pearl testing and identification. Radiocarbon, Vol 55, Nr 2–3, 2013, p 1801–1809

Meyer JB, Cartier LE, Pinto-Figueroa EA, Krzemnicki MS, Hänni HA, McDonald BA (2013) DNA Fingerprinting of Pearls to Determine Their Origins. PLoS ONE 8(10): e75606. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0075606

Cartier L.E., Krzemnicki M.S. (2013) New developments in cultured pearl production: use of organic and baroque shell nuclei. The Australian Gemmologist, Vol. 25, No. 1, 6 – 13

Krzemnicki M.S., Friess S.D., Chalus P., Hänni H.A., Karampelas S. (2010) X-ray computed microtomography: Distinguishing natural pearls from beaded and non-beaded cultured pearls. Gems & Gemology Vol. 46, No. 2, 128-134

Krzemnicki M.S, Hänni H.A., Walters R.A. (2004) A new method for detecting Be diffusion-treated sapphires: Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS). Gems & Gemology, Vol. 40, No. 4, pp. 314-322

Expertise of Michael S. Krzemnicki:
Expertise CategorySpecific Expertise
Expert TypeExpert Type
Scientific / Fundamental Research
Applied Sciences / Technologies / Engineering
Topic LithosphereGeochemical Processes
MethodsData Collection - Measurement
Data Analysis
Applied Research / Technology

Specialties of Michael S. Krzemnicki:
Gemstone Testing, Pearl analysis and testing

Last update: 11/30/20
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