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Addressing ethical sourcing, Coloured Stone Commission says local community interests must be served before marketing interests

With fewer than six weeks to go to the opening of the 2015 CIBJO Congress in Salvador, Brazil, on May 4, 2015, the fourth of the CIBJO commissions' Special Reports has been released. Prepared by the CIBJO Coloured Stone Commission, headed by Nilam Alawdeen, the report looks at the impact of measures being introduced ensure that coloured gemstones are sourced in ethical manner.

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Registration now open for Bahia gem-mine tour immediately following CIBJO Congress 2015

Registration is now open for a gem-mine tour in the Brazilian state of Bahia, for participants in the 2015 CIBJO Congress, which will take place in Salvador da Bahia, May 4-6. The tour will be depart from Salvador on May 7, returning to the city three days later, on May 10.

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CIBJO Diamond Commission considers threat posed to consumer confidence by questionable grading reports

With fewer than seven weeks to go to the opening of the 2015 CIBJO Congress in Salvador, Brazil, on May 4, 2015, the third of the CIBJO commissions' Special Reports has been released. Prepared by the CIBJO Diamond Commission, headed by Udi Sheintal, the report looks at measures being taken to tackle the infiltration of undisclosed synthetic diamonds into the pipeline, and also the integrity and the diversity of diamond grading systems that used in the industry, the definitions that are used for diamond grading, and the reliability of the graders themselves.

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CIBJO Precious Metals Commission Special Report looks at conflict minerals, nickel, platinum fineness and chemical classification

With fewer than eight weeks to go to the opening of the 2015 CIBJO Congress in Salvador, Brazil, on May 4, 2015, the second of the CIBJO commissions' Special Reports has been released. Prepared by the CIBJO Precious Metals Commission, headed by Stella Layton, the report focuses on a variety of subjects, including pending conflict mineral legislation in the European Union, nickel regulation, platinum fineness standards and the classification of certain chemicals used in the industry.

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CIBJO releases Marketing & Education Special Report, says jewellery industry must stay ahead of environmental curve

With two months to go to the opening of the 2015 CIBJO Congress in Salvador, Brazil, on May 4, 2015, the first of the CIBJO commissions' Special Reports has been released. Prepared by the CIBJO Marketing & Education Commission, headed by Jonathan Kendall, the report urges the jewellery and gemstone industries not to fall behind other business sectors in adopting positive environmental policies.

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Registration opens for 2015 CIBJO Congress in Bahia, Brazil, with launch of dedicated congress website

MILAN, ITALY: JANUARY 28, 2015 – Registration has officially opened for the 2015 annual congress of CIBJO, the World Jewellery Confederation, which will take place in Salvador, Brazil, May 4-6, 2015, with pre-congress meetings on May 2 and May 3. Salvador is the capital of the north-eastern Brazilian state of Bahia.

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CIBJO and Fiera di Vicenza set to launch first web-based CSR compliance system for the jewellery industry

CIBJO, the World Jewellery Confederation, and Fiera di Vicenza, have announced that they will launch the jewellery industry’s first web-based Corporate Social Responsibility compliance system at the VICENZAORO January show in Vicenza Italy. The system was developed by Branded Trust Assurance Systems.

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