Dr. Laurent E. Cartier

Dr. Laurent E. Cartier

Dr. Laurent E. Cartier, FGA
Laurent joined SSEF in 2010 and is Head of Special Initiatives at SSEF.

He holds a Masters in Earth Sciences from Basel University and completed his FGA Diploma in 2008. He holds a PhD from Basel University that focused on pearl farming and pearl traceability issues.

He is a lecturer for Gemmology at the University of Lausanne (UNIL) and an affiliated associate professor at the University of Delaware (USA).

He is a co-founder of the Sustainable Pearls project and also a co-founder of the Gemstones & Sustainable Development Knowledge Hub.

He is actively involved in the Swiss Gemmological Society (SGG) and the International Gemmological Conference (IGC).

He is involved in different project management, research, and teaching activities at the SSEF.