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The CIBJO European Jewellery Guild, composed of leading associations from across the continent, has been formally established to advocate for the common interests of Europe-based jewellers and gemstone traders.
An international system aimed at monitoring the responsible sourcing of coloured gemstones as well as possible alternatives to meet the requirements of smaller-scale miners were the focus of Cibjo President Gaetano Cavalieri’s recent visit to Colombia.
Cibjo, the World Jewellery Confederation, has underscored the promotion and development of a sustainable, community-based pearl farming sector in Fiji at the United Nations Oceans Conference in New York.
With two weeks to go to the opening of the 2016 Cibjo Congress in Yerevan, Armenia, the eighth and final instalment of the Cibjo commissions’ pre-congress Special Reports has been released. Prepared by the Cibjo Coral Commission headed by Vincenzo Liverino, the report describes upgrades to the Coral Blue Book of accepted standards, practices and nomenclature; plans to create a comprehensive Coral Guide; and activities undertaken in 2016 to promote sustainable coral harvesting.
Cibjo, the World Jewellery Confederation, recently released the Diamond Commission’s special report, which reviewed the impact of technology, both positive and negative, on the jewellery industry and trade, and investigated ways in which the business should respond to these challenges.