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.

CIBJO releases Ethics Commission Special Report, focuses on impact and implications of revised FTC Guides

SEPTEMBER 12, 2018: The report focuses exclusively on the newly revised Guides for the Jewelry, Precious Metals, and Pewter Industries, released in July by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.

CIBJO releases Coloured Stone Commission Special Report, looks at responsible-practices standards specific to sector

SEPTEMBER 5, 2018: The report looks at efforts being taken to promote responsible practices in the sector, while taking into consideration the very different conditions that exist in the coloured gemstone industry.

CIBJO releases Diamond Commission Special Report, focuses on terminology distinguishing synthetics from naturals

AUGUST 29, 2018: The report concentrates largely on the way in which man-made stones are being distinguished from diamonds that are natural in origin, particularly in light of the newly released guides by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.