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The Ethics Commission: Protecting Intellectual Property in the Jewellery Industry

Imparting education about intellectual property (IP) law can protect careers of members of the jewellery industry including designers, a panel heard. The discussion took part on October 3, 2023, during the Ethics Commission session at the CIBJO Congress.

By |2023-11-23T12:17:54+01:00November 23rd, 2023|Jewellery Industry Voices, News & Media|Comments Off on The Ethics Commission: Protecting Intellectual Property in the Jewellery Industry

Committee discusses guidelines for implementing ESG principles in laboratory-grown diamond sector

OCTOBER 5, 2023 In its session on October 5, the final day of the 2023 CIBJO Congress, the Laboratory-Grown Diamond Committee focused on the implementation of ESG (environment, sustainability and good governance) in the laboratory-grown diamond sector.

By |2023-11-26T11:19:26+01:00October 5th, 2023|CIBJO News, Congress 2023 News, News & Media|Comments Off on Committee discusses guidelines for implementing ESG principles in laboratory-grown diamond sector

CIBJO Coral Commission reinforces differentiation of precious coral from reef coral

CIBJO’s Coral Commission has reinforced its differentiation of the definition of precious coral from reef coral, in order to more clearly identify the precious coral used for jewellery.

By |2023-11-26T11:24:40+01:00October 5th, 2023|CIBJO News, Congress 2023 News, News & Media|Comments Off on CIBJO Coral Commission reinforces differentiation of precious coral from reef coral

CIBJO Gemmological Commission considering amendments to gemstone variety definitions

Reporting in its activities during the third day of the 2023 CIBJO Congress on October 5, Gemmological Commission detailed the operation of a working group it is leading to consider amendments to definitions of gemstone varietal names, which should reduce risks of inconsistencies by laboratories and help to protect consumer confidence.

By |2023-11-26T11:29:02+01:00October 5th, 2023|CIBJO News, Congress 2023 News, News & Media|Comments Off on CIBJO Gemmological Commission considering amendments to gemstone variety definitions

Precious Metals Commission considers issues related to environmental marketing

Imparting education about intellectual property (IP) law can protect careers of members of the jewellery industry including designers, a panel heard. The discussion took part on October 3, 2023, during the Ethics Commission session at the CIBJO Congress.

By |2023-11-27T15:50:56+01:00October 5th, 2023|CIBJO News, Congress 2023 News, News & Media|Comments Off on Precious Metals Commission considers issues related to environmental marketing

Spreading of microplastics erodes quality of pearl molluscs and nacre, commission is told

The spread of microplastics in the world’s oceans will erode the quality of pearl molluscs and nacre if unchecked, potentially limiting the supply of higher quality natural and cultured pearls in the longer term, said Kenneth Scarratt, President of the CIBJO Pearl Commission, which met on October 4 at the congress taking place in Jaipur, India.

By |2023-11-26T11:32:19+01:00October 4th, 2023|CIBJO News, Congress 2023 News, News & Media|Comments Off on Spreading of microplastics erodes quality of pearl molluscs and nacre, commission is told

CIBJO working group developing draft document for internationalisation of Fei Cui standard

The second day of the 2023 CIBJO Congress in Jaipur, India, featured a hybrid session chaired from Hong Kong, delivered by a working group that is investigating a branding and market development strategy for what is referred to as Fei Cui, which includes the development of an international standard for identifying and describing the material.

By |2023-11-28T09:33:27+01:00October 4th, 2023|CIBJO News, Congress 2023 News, News & Media|Comments Off on CIBJO working group developing draft document for internationalisation of Fei Cui standard

New standards being developed to control quality of batches of small diamonds

Standards are being developed at the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) to control the quality of batches of small diamonds to protect consumer interests.

By |2023-11-26T11:36:16+01:00October 4th, 2023|CIBJO News, Congress 2023 News, News & Media|Comments Off on New standards being developed to control quality of batches of small diamonds

CIBJO Diamond Commission looks at market and prices, still experiencing aftershocks from COVID crisis

The session of the CIBJO Diamond Commission on October 4, the second day of this year’s CIBJO Congress, focused largely on the currently complicated state of the natural diamond market.

By |2023-11-26T11:38:48+01:00October 4th, 2023|CIBJO News, Congress 2023 News, News & Media|Comments Off on CIBJO Diamond Commission looks at market and prices, still experiencing aftershocks from COVID crisis

Education is key to helping coloured stone diggers achieve better lives and livelihoods

Education and training will be key to helping artisanal gemstone diggers achieve better lives and livelihoods, a panel at the CIBJO Congress 2023 has heard. The session featured a discussion about future steps that need to be taken to bring in more effective responsible sourcing in the coloured gemstone industry.

By |2023-11-26T11:49:51+01:00October 4th, 2023|CIBJO News, Congress 2023 News, News & Media|Comments Off on Education is key to helping coloured stone diggers achieve better lives and livelihoods
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