Four of the industry’s most respected analysts provide a broader perspective of where the jewellery and gemstone stands and where it is headed.
In the new media environment, the role of the expert and impartial trade journalist is more important than ever before. In a world where any individual can become a provider of information via a website or the social media, the phenomenon of fake news has become prevalent.
As they have in many business sectors, the social media are changing the rules of the game in the jewellery trade, and demanding that its participants develop new set of skills.
The pearl industry is more conscious than most of the necessity of responsible environmental management, and not solely because of the economic potential it provides.
United Nations publishes CIBJO statement to ECOSOC High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development
The Office of the United Nations Secretary General has announced the publication of statements delivered by NGOs affiliated to the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), for the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development that is currently taking place. Only 179 statements from the more than 5,400 NGOs affiliated to ECOSOC were published, and among them was the declaration delivered by CIBJO, the World Jewellery Confederation.
An open question that remains is whether the natural diamonds and laboratory diamonds will necessarily compete for similar market share, or whether, as many hope, the new product category will expand the size of the market.