CIBJO Congress 2017 set to kick off in Bangkok on November 5, agendas and related documentation now online
October 31, 2017 The schedule of the CIBJO Congress includes a series of meetings of different working groups, called sectors and commissions, each of which focuses on a different sector or field of interest in the jewellery industry.
CIBJO releases Coral Commission’s Special Report, calls for campaign to differentiate between precious and non-precious coral
October 25, 2017 Precious corals, which are subject to national regulatory legislation, are harvested in strict observance of responsible practices, and should be perceived as sustainable and responsible products.
CIBJO releases Pearl Commission’s Special Report, discusses prevalence of deceptive claims in social media
October 18, 2017 The report highlights a worrying trend that is largely evident in the social media, whereby marketers are implying and sometimes stating directly that cultured pearls are natural.
CIBJO releases Gemmology Commission’s Special Report, looking at how labs should act when evidence of treatment is not definitive
October 11, 2017 The report looks at a issues on the agenda of the gemmological community, including guidelines for specific colour terms and the way in which possible undetermined treatments can be explained on laboratory reports.
CIBJO releases Ethics Commission’s Special Report, examines grassroots activism in industry promoting sustainability
October 4, 2017 The report focuses on social investment in and by the jewellery industry, looking at how it is proliferating through activism at the grassroots level.
CIBJO releases Coloured Stone Commission’s Special Report, looks at differences in terminology used by labs and the trade
SEPTEMBER 27, 2017 The report also discusses the differences in the ways of reporting “traditional” treatments, where only general disclosure of a treatment is required, and new treatments, where more specific disclosure is necessary.
CIBJO releases Diamond Commission’s Special Report, focusing on language used to differentiate naturals from synthetics
SEPTEMBER 20, 2017 The diamond industry needs to take ownership of the adjective "natural," and associate it with other modifiers like "real," "genuine," "rare" and "unique."
CIBJO releases Precious Metals Special Report, considers global impact of new EU conflict mineral regulations
SEPTEMBER 13, 2017 The EU measures become the second major conflict minerals regulatory regime impacting the international precious metals sector.