CIBJO releases Laboratory-Grown Diamond Guidance to enhance consumer confidence in jewellery trade

JUNE 17, 2021:The guidance include a set of operating standards and principles for the laboratory-grown diamond sector that are designed to enhance consumer confidence both in the product and the jewellery industry.

Asia’s largest jewellery retailer, Chow Tai Fook, joins CIBJO, the World Jewellery Confederation, as new member

JUNE 15, 2021:Its extensive retail network of more than 4,590 stores, covers Greater China, Japan, Korea, Southeast Asia and the United States, and it also operates a fast-growing e-commerce business.

Italian watch industry association ASSOROLOGI confirmed as new CIBJO member

JUNE 7, 2021:According to CIBJO President Gaetano Cavalieri, the addition of major watch industry associations in CIBJO indicates not only the growing collaboration between the watch and jewellery sectors, but also the need of both to create common benchmarks for standards, nomenclature, responsible sourcing and consumer confidence.

CIBJO launches free online toolkit to assist gem and jewellery companies to undertake responsible sourcing supply chain due diligence

APRIL 22, 2021:The Toolkit supports the CIBJO Responsible Sourcing Book, which provides companies in the jewellery supply chain with a framework and guidance for due diligence for the responsible sourcing of gem materials and precious metals.

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.