This is a story about jewellery and its impact on humanity. It is a tale of rebirth through creativity and personal journey, and about a group of remarkably brave and resilient women, seeking to rebuild their lives following the devastation of civil war and genocide.
Transparent methods of ensuring the integrity of the jewellery industry’s chain of distribution were the focus of a seminar held during the VICENZAORO January trade fair on January 22, 2017, in Vicenza, Italy, hosted by CIBJO, the Italian Exhibition Group (IEG), and Club degli Orafi.
Born between 1980 and 2000, the Millennials represent one of the largest generations in history, and it is about to move into its prime spending years. The unique experiences of Millennial consumers will change the ways the jewellery industry buys, sells and communicates with its customers, requiring companies to examine how they do business.
Recent data has indicated that, while in the European Union the prevalence of nickel allergies is decreasing, in North America it continues to rise slowly but steadily. Concerned by this situation, in June 2016 the Nickel Institute facilitated in Chicago a workshop on Nickel Allergic Contact Dermatitis (NACD) in North America, to consider the measures required to reduce its prevalence and incidence. CIBJO was invited to provide the perspective the jewellery industry.
In the current business environment, CSR no longer is a practice that one chooses to follow or not. It has become a required component of every company and organization in the industry, which individually must be able to describe its approach, and if possible quantify it.