Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry FH confirmed as new CIBJO member

MARCH 29, 2021:Representing around 460 members or more than 90 percent of Swiss firms active in the production and sale of watches, clocks and components, the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry FH was established in 1982. It represents almost 150 years of association activity within the Swiss watch industry.

CIBJO announces appointment of Jonathan Kendall as Executive Vice President

MARCH 23, 2021:Serving for years as President of CIBJO’s Marketing & Education Commission President, Mr. Kendall produced a series of guides on responsible business practices, advertising and human resource management in the jewellery industry, was a driving force behind the creation of CIBJO’s Retailer’s Reference Guide and established CIBJO’s Jewellery Industry’s Greenhouse Gas Measurement Initiative.

CIBJO launches new informational website that provides guidelines for describing diamonds found in nature and diamond crystals created in a factory

MARCH 9, 2021:Called "What is a Diamond?" it uses the CIBJO Diamond Blue Book as its primary reference, its definitions also comply with ISO Standard 18323 of the International Organisation for Standardisation.

Guide for Classifying Natural Pearls and Cultured Pearls released by the CIBJO Pearl Commission as a consumer resource

FEBRUARY 18, 2021:The 62-page illustrated document provides an overarching view of natural and cultured pearls, from both seawater and freshwater sources, and highlights the important parameters by which their appearance can be described and assessed in terms of physical dimensions and quality.

CIBJO President applauds decision in United Kingdom to regard Diamond Terminology Guideline as Primary Authority Advice

DECEMBER 8, 2020:'This is a profoundly important development in what is a concerted campaign to normalise on a global basis unambiguous terminology that clearly differentiates between natural diamonds, laboratory-grown diamonds and imitations of diamonds, enabling consumers to make informed purchasing decisions,' Dr. Cavalieri said.

CIBJO highlights the harsh impact of COVID crisis in developing nations, in statement prepared for special session of UN General Assembly

DECEMBER 7, 2020:The special session of the United Nations General Assembly took place in New York on December 3 and 4, 2020, looking at the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on people, societies and economies.

CIBJO releases Laboratory-Grown Diamond Guidance for review by members of affiliated organisations and companies worldwide

OCTOBER 13, 2020:This is the final stage in a more than two-year process to create a harmonised set of operating standards and principles for the laboratory-grown diamond sector.