CIBJO Marketing & Education Commission releases jewellery industry employee recruitment and retention guide
November 6, 2017 The 60-page publication contains self-contained guides and templates for application to businesses, as well as insights from industry figures from around the world. It will shortly be made available for downloading on the CIBJO website.
In presence of Thai prime minister, CIBJO President endorses Thailand’s central role in jewellery and gemstone industry
November 6, 2017 'For members of the jewellery industry, the undisputed entry point into the ASEAN Economic Community is Bangkok, and that puts Thailand into a very powerful place, on condition that it is able to defend its market position in the region,' said Dr. Cavalieri.
November 5, 2017 'You have to start with: first, don't do any harm. Don't harm the people you want to regulate. If you are going to ban child labour or other bad practices, then you have to find alternative work for them. Perhaps we can help as an industry to provide Africans with wells for clean drinking water,' said gem expert Richard Hughes.
November 5, 2017 'Retailers in touch with consumers are finding it too detailed and complex. The idea is to create a simplified book,' said Charles Abouchar, Vice President of the Coloured Stone Commission, referring to the Coloured Stone Blue Book.
Gemmological Commission discusses harmonisation of colour nomenclature and undeterminable treatments
November 5, 2017 A document was discussed that compared standards for terms such as royal blue and pigeon's blood red that are currently in use at various labs. The question is not whether CIBJO accepts the use of such terms, but rather that it intends factual information and creating more transparency regarding what is currently going on.
November 5, 2017 CIBJO President Gaetano proposed developing a structure for rough coloured gemstones, involving a combination of government monitoring and self-administered due diligence, which will enable the industry to demonstrate the integrity of its chain of distribution.
November 5, 2017 'The fact that it is more difficult to monitor the origins and flow of coloured gemstones in the pipeline does not means that the trade will get a special pass from NGOs, the media or socially-aware millennial consumers,' said the CIBJO President.
November 5, 2017 Meeting on November 3, the Coloured Gemstone Steering Committee heard a presentation made by Andrew Cody of Australia, who argued the case for a possible Opal Guide that would be separate from CIBJO Gemstone Blue Book.