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CIBJO concludes 2018 congress in Bogotá, Colombia, after focusing strongly on responsible sourcing and new technologies

OCTOBER 18, 2018: The 2018 CIBJO Congress concluded yesterday in Bogotá, Colombia, after three days of official business, which followed two days of steering committee meetings. The final day of the congress was marked by a visit by Colombia’s Vice President, Marta Lucia Ramirez.

2018 CIBJO Congress opens in Bogotá, Colombia, with strong focus on responsible sourcing in jewellery sector

OCTOBER 16, 2018: The 2018 CIBJO Congress opened yesterday in the Colombian capital of Bogotá, with a strong focus on responsible sourcing in the jewellery industry. This included the introduction of a Responsible Sourcing Guidance document, which will serve as a reference for responsible sourcing practices developed and applied by industry organisations and commercial bodies worldwide, and will come to have the status of a CIBJO Book.

CIBJO President calls for the creation of government-monitored chokepoints, to verify integrity of coloured gemstones entering chain of distribution

OCTOBER 12, 2018: Gaetano Cavalieri called for the creation of government monitored chokepoints for the coloured gemstone sector, similar to national Kimberley Process Authorities that verify the identity of rough diamonds entering the global pipeline.

CIBJO Congress 2018 set to kick off in Bogotá on October 15, agendas and related documentation now online

OCTOBER 10, 2018:With the 2018 CIBJO Congress, set to open in Bogotá, Colombia, in five days’ time, agendas and related documentation for the various sessions and meetings that will take place during the event are now available online. Contained in a Digital Binder, they can be downloaded from the dedicated congress website.

CIBJO releases Coral Commission Special Report, looks at research into sustaining and repopulating precious coral reefs

OCTOBER 3, 2018: The report looks at a variety of topics related to precious coral reef sustainability, including government regulation of harvesting, research into methods for repopulating depleted areas, the use of DNA and Blockchain in achieving traceability, and online education.

CIBJO releases Pearl Commission Special Report, focuses on industry’s commitment to marine sustainability

SEPTEMBER 26, 2018: There are few examples of man’s devastating impact on the earth's environment as glaring as that of the rubbish that is being poured daily into our oceans.

CIBJO releases Gemmological Commission Special Report, surveys gem labs about synthetic and treated diamond reports

SEPTEMBER 19, 2018: The report reveals the results of a survey of 23 gemmological laboratories from around the world, about whether and how they report on synthetic and treated diamonds.

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