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CIBJO Publishes Ethics Recommendations
The World JewelleryConfederation (CIBJO) has produced a special report on ethics ahead of its annualcongress in Bahrain next month.“Weaving It All Together: An Ethical Status Report at the End of2019,” released on Wednesday, covers a variety of topics, ranging frominternational...
Mining Oct 16, 2019 Rapaport News
CIBJO Gen Z
CIBJO Urges Trade to Woo Gen Z-ers
Understanding the newest generation of jewelry-buyingconsumers is imperative for the industry to thrive, the World JewelleryConfederation (CIBJO) stressed last week ahead of its upcoming congress inBahrain. Members of Generation Z, which includes consumers aged 15 to25, will...
Retail Sep 15, 2019 Rapaport News
Jewelry Industry Summit 150
Webinar Series to Guide Responsible Sourcing
The Jewelry Industry Summit will present a webinar seriesdesigned to provide guidance for jewelers in practicing responsible sourcing. The first free seminar in the series, called “Tools toKick-Start Your Responsible Sourcing Journey,” will debut...
Polished Markets Sep 05, 2019 Rapaport News
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Groups Join Forces on Responsible Sourcing
The World Jewellery Confederation (CIBJO) and the ColouredGemstones Working Group (CGWG) will collaborate to help companies in theindustry implement responsible sourcing for gemstones such as rubies, emeraldsand sapphires.The groups will develop management tools...
Gemstones May 22, 2019 Rapaport News
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CIBJO Calls for Synthetics Treatment Disclosure
The World Jewellery Confederation (CIBJO) has specified theneed to disclose treatments when it comes to both natural and lab-grown diamonds. Sellers must make the disclosure clearly, both at the time of sale and before, the...
Polished Markets Mar 17, 2019 Rapaport News
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Asian Groups Seek to Standardize Region’s Trade
Four of Asia’s industry groups have agreed to work together on standardizing language and rules for the diamond trade. The National Gemstone Testing Center (NGTC), the Gem andJewelry Institute of Thailand (GIT), the Gemmological...
Polished Markets Mar 07, 2019 Rapaport News
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CIBJO Issues Guide to Responsible Sourcing
The World Jewellery Confederation (CIBJO) has released a newguide for the jewelry industry detailing standards and practices for supply-chaindue diligence. The 14-page “Responsible Sourcing Blue Book” provides a setof universal guidelines industry...
Rough Markets Jan 16, 2019 Rapaport News
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Top 10 Stories of 2018: A Year of Synthetics
This was the year in which synthetic diamonds wentmainstream. De Beers launched its Lightbox brand, the US Federal TradeCommission (FTC) relaxed its rules for describing lab-grown diamonds, andthe likes of Macy’s and JCPenney started...
Polished Markets Dec 18, 2018 Joshua Freedman
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CIBJO Urges Diamond Consultation with FTC
The World Jewellery Confederation (CIBJO) has proposedit work with other industry groups to consult with the US Federal TradeCommission (FTC) over its fiercely debated diamond terminology.Industry leaders attending the October 15 to 17CIBJO Congress...
Polished Markets Oct 23, 2018 David Brough
Rough Emerald 150
CIBJO Urges Better Control of Gemstone Supply
Countries should designate locations where colored gemstonesenter the market in a bid to ensure the integrity of the industry’s supplychain, according to the World Jewellery Confederation (CIBJO).CIBJO president Gaetano Cavalieri called for the introduction of monitored“chokepoints”...
Fair Trade Oct 15, 2018 Rapaport News
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CIBJO Won’t Bow to FTC Diamond Definition
The World Jewellery Confederation (CIBJO) is likely tokeep the word “natural” in its definition of diamonds for the time being,according to the organization’s president.The Switzerland-based group will probably not amend theentry in its Blue Book...
Financial-Legal Oct 11, 2018 Joshua Freedman
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Weak Rupee Raises Hopes for Indian Exports
A weaker rupee againstthe US dollar has helped boost exports to leading markets such as the US andChina, attendees at the India International Jewellery Show (IIJS) reported. “The jewelry anddiamond and colored-gemstone business is flourishing,” Gaetano Cavalieri,president...
Mining Aug 13, 2018 David Brough
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Alrosa Urges Promotion of Stones’ Russian Origin
Alrosa has encouraged its long-term clients to disclose theRussian origin of diamonds they buy from the miner. The company has urged its Alrosa Alliance members — clients thathaved a rough-buying contract with the miner...
Mining Mar 25, 2018 Rapaport News
Groups Agree on Diamond Terminology 150
New Guidelines Clarify: ‘Diamond’ Means ‘Natural’
Leading groups in the diamond and jewelry sectors have collaboratedto publish a universal standard to use when referring to natural diamonds and synthetics. The Diamond Terminology Guideline is a reference on diamondvocabulary for all sector organizations,traders and...
Polished Markets Jan 31, 2018 Rapaport News
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Groups Agree on Uniform Grading Terms
The World Jewellery Confederation (CIBJO) and theInternational Diamond Council (IDC) have decided to use the same terminology fordescribing diamonds, making it easier for consumers to understand grading.CIBJO agreed to make amendments to its Diamond Book...
Polished Markets Nov 08, 2017 Rapaport News
CIBJO Bangkok 2017
CIBJO Congress Focuses on Ethics
Ethical practices in the global gem and jewelry industry dominated discussions at this week’s congress of the World Jewellery Confederation (CIBJO). Hundreds of industry leaders attended the event in Bangkok, Thailand, which ran through Tuesday....
Gemstones Nov 07, 2017 David Brough
World Ruby Forum 2017
Thailand Hosts World Ruby Forum
Gemologistsfrom around the world gathered at the World Ruby Forum in Bangkok on Saturday, whereleading industry figures spoke about supply, marketing and certification of thered gemstone.The forum —a showcase for rubies manufactured in Thailand — was in line...
Gemstones Nov 05, 2017 David Brough
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KP Eyes Consensus on Rough Valuation
The Kimberley Process (KP) chair will hold a forum in Dubainext week aimed at finding a consensus on the criteria for evaluating roughdiamonds.The event will take place at The Westin Dubai, Al Habtoor City, onNovember 13 on the first...
Rough Markets Nov 09, 2016 Rapaport News
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CIBJO Panel to Discuss Marketing to Millennials
The World Jewellery Confederation (CIBJO) and Fiera diVicenza will hold a seminar on marketing to millennials at the VICENZAORO showin Italy in September.Speakers at the panel discussion will include Jean-MarcLieberherr, chief executive of the Diamond Producers Association;...
Marketing Aug 31, 2016 Rapaport News
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CIBJO Releases Coral Guide
CIBJO, the WorldJewellery Confederation based in Bern, Switzerland, this week introduced an online guide aimed at ensuring the coral industry follows ethical business practices and strivestoward transparency.Compiled by the CIBJO CoralCommission, the Blue Book...
Gemstones Oct 08, 2015 Rapaport News
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