Dr. Claudio Milisenda

Managing Director of the DSEF German Gem Lab in Idar-Oberstein

Dr. Claudio Milisenda

Claudio Milisenda studied Mineralogy at the Johannes-Gutenberg University in Mainz and completed his PhD at its Max-Planck Institute for Chemistry. He has been with the German Gemmological Association and with the DSEF laboratory since 1993. In 1996 he became managing director of the DSEF. DSDF´s main areas of experience include identification, of gemstones, treatment detection and origin determination of coloured gemstones.

Claudio Milisenda has published numerous scientific articles in the field of gemology and is widely known as a speaker at national and international conferences. He is a delegate of the International Gemmological Conference (IGC) and is vice-president of the World Jewellery Confederation’s Gemmological Commission. He is active in gemmological education and is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of the German Gemmological Association. His scientific research has led him to a wide range of European countries, southern Africa and Southeast Asia.