Michael S. Krzemnicki

portrait Dr. Michael S. Krzemnicki
Director of the SSEF Swiss gemmological Institute

SSEF Swiss Gemmological Institute
Aeschengraben 26
CH-4051 Basel

Phone: +41 (0) 262 06 40
Fax: +41 (0) 262 06 41
E-mail: gemlab(at)ssef.ch
URL Institution: www.ssef.ch

Additional functions:
Editorial Review Board of Gems & Gemology Journal
Member of the Executive Commitee of the International Gemmological Conference IGC
Member of the Swiss Gemmological Society

Key Publications of Michael S. Krzemnicki (up to ten) :
Krzemnicki M.S., Cartier L.E., and Hajdas I. (2017) Radiocarbon Age Dating of 1,000-Year-old Pearls from the Cirebon Shipwreck (Java, Indonesia). Journal of Gemmology, 35(8), in press

Krzemnicki M.S., Hanser C.S., and Revol V. (2017) Simultaneous X-Radiography, Phase-Contrast and Darkfield Imaging to Separate Natural from Cultured Pearls. Journal of Gemmology, 35(7), 628-638.

Mannes D., Hanser C., Krzemnicki M.S., Harti R., Jerjen I., Lehmann E. (2017)
Gemmological investigations on pearls and emeralds using neutron imaging. Physics Procedia 88 (2017), 134 – 139.

Krzemnicki M.S., Hajdas I. (2013) Age determination of pearls: A new approach for pearl testing and identification. Radiocarbon (accepted March 2013)

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., Pettke T., Hänni H.A. (2007) Laser Ablation Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS), a new method for gemstone analysis. Journal of the Gemm. Ass. Of Hong Kong, Vol. 28,

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

Krzemnicki M.S., Reusser E. (1998) Graeserite, Fe4Ti3AsO13(OH), a new mineral species of the derbylite group from the Monte Leone nappe, Binntal region, Western Alps, Switzerland. The Canadian Mineralogist, Vol. 36, pp. 1083-1088

Krzemnicki, M.S., Hänni H.A., Guggenheim R., Mathys D. (1996) Investigations on sapphires from an alkali basalt, SW-Rwanda. Journal of Gemmology, vol. 25, 2, 90 - 106

Expertise of Michael S. Krzemnicki:
Expertise CategorySpecific Expertise
Expert TypeApplied Sciences / Technologies / Engineering
Topic LithosphereGeochemical Processes
Topic Economy/ResourceUseTrade / Globalisation
MethodsData Collection - Measurement
Data Analysis
Applied Research / Technology
GeoForum Environmental-TechnologyProspection

Specialties of Michael S. Krzemnicki:
  • Gemstone and pearl testing and research
  • Certification for the international gemstone trade
  • Teaching

    Last update: 11/27/17
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