CIBJO’s purpose is to encourage harmonisation, promote
international cooperation in the jewellery industry, and to
consider issues which concern the trade worldwide.
CIBJO covers the entire jewellery, gemstone
and precious metals sectors, from mine to
As the only jewellery organisation with special consultative
status with ECOSOC, CIBJO is committed to the United
Nation’s sustainable social, environmental and economic
development programme.

CIBJO, The World Jewellery Confederation, represents the interests of all individuals, organisations and companies earning their livelihoods from jewellery, gemstones and precious metals, covering the entire industry from mine to marketplace in the various production, manufacturing, trading and retail centres.


The cost of doing CSR and sustainability due diligence can be restrictive, especially for smaller and medium-sized enterprises. How to meet these challenges was the subject of a seminar in Vicenza, Italy, on January 17, 2020.

CIBJO set up the Jewellery Industry Measurement Initiative to help companies within the jewellery industry understand their environmental impact, reduce it, and protect themselves and the industry as a whole.

The CIBJO Blue Books are definitive sets of grading standards and nomenclature for diamonds, coloured gemstones, pearls, precious metals, and gemmological laboratories.

Enabling all members of the jewellery and gem sector to conduct responsible sourcing due diligence on their supply chains, the Toolkit is comprised of digital files of can be downloaded at no cost and adapted by the user.

CIBJO arranges or sponsors webinars, offered free of charge, on a range of subjects, among them gemmology and the impacts and implications for the jewellery of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.