DECEMBER 7, 2017: When operational, it should enable a diamond’s journey through the value chain to be recorded in a secure digital registry by all parties handling the stone, thus creating a transparent method of traceability that is accessible to the entire gemstone and jewellery business.
NOVEMBER 8, 2017: The three-day event, running from November 5 through 7, brought from around the world some 150 official delegates and a total about 300 participants, and covered a wide range of issues on the agenda of the international gemstone and jewellery industry.
NOVEMBER 7, 2017: CIBJO, the World Jewellery Confederation, the World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) and the International Diamond Manufacturers Association (IDMA) have fulfilled the final stage of an agreement, by which the nomenclature used by the International Diamond Council (IDC) will now be harmonised with that of CIBJO's Diamond Blue Book.
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.
OCTOBER 25, 2017: Precious coral varieties are harvested in a responsible and sustainable manner, but some non-precious varieties are seeing their numbers dwindle as a result of climate change, the report states.
OCTOBER 18, 2017: The report looks at a worrying trend, evident largely in the social media, by which marketing imply that a stone is natural, by omitting the world natural, and sometimes state directly coloured freshwater pearls are natural.
OCTOBER 11, 2017: The report looks at issues on the agenda of the gemmological community, including guidelines for colour terms like “royal blue” and “pigeon blood red,” and the way in which possible undetermined treatments can be explained on laboratory reports.
OCTOBER 9, 2017: It did so as part of its own Greenhouse Gas Measurement Initiative, which it launched in 2014 to promote environmental consciousness and responsibility in the greater jewellery industry.