OCTOBER 26, 2016: A special session on the inconsistencies of coloured gemstone laboratory reports, during the first day of the 2016 CIBJO Congress, focused on the issue of Pigeon's Blood ruby and Royal Blue sapphire colours.
OCTOBER 26, 2016: Corporate Social Responsibility was the focus of a panel discussion held on the first day of the CIBJO Congress, and the first issue to be discussed was the efficacy of the Kimberley Process (KP) in curbing conflict diamonds and whether it is still effective and how to improve it.
OCTOBER 26, 2016: The second part of the opening ceremony of the CIBJO 2016 Congress featured key jewellery industry figures, including Gemfields President and CEO, Ian Harebottle; ALROSA Vice-President Andrei Polyakov; Responsible Jewellery Council Executive Director Andy Bone; and Responsible Ecosystems Sourcing Platform’s Executive Director Eduardo Escobedo.
OCTOBER 26, 2016: Addressing the opening session of the CIBJO Congress, which began today in Yerevan, Armenia, the organisation's president, Gaetano Cavalieri, stressed the independence of the World Jewellery Confederation, and its commitment to serve the interests of all players in the greater gemstone and jewellery industries, regardless of size.
OCTOBER 26, 2016: The CIBJO 2016 Congress was officially opened on Wednesday, October 26, at the Meridian Expo Center in Yerevan, Armenia, in the presence of the country's president, Serzh Sargsyan. "Today, our republic considers jewellery making and diamond polishing to be among its priority industries," he said.
OCTOBER 26, 2016: The 2016 CIBJO Congress provided the perfect opportunity for the World Jewellery Confederation to celebrate the 90th anniversary of its founding, confirming the organisation’s status as the longest established representative body.
OCTOBER 18, 2016:Agendas and related documentation for the various sessions and meetings that will take place during the congress are now available online. Contained in a Digital Binder, they can be downloaded from the dedicated congress website.
OCTOBER 12, 2016:The Coral Book has been extensively improved, with the addition of photographs, illustrations and tables, as well as new sections about coral sustainability and regulations for harvesting in the Mediterranean Sea and Atlantic Ocean.