(PRESS RELEASE) MILAN, ITALY — With fewer than two weeks to go to the opening of the 2021 CIBJO Congress on November 1, 2021, the sixth of this yr’s CIBJO Particular Experiences has been launched. Ready by CIBJO’s Gemmological Fee, headed by Hanco Zwaan, the report focuses on two points, particularly the institution of standards for outlining gem selection names, and the creation of a global set of requirements, practices and nomenclature for the primarily jade and jadeite gem supplies known as Fei Cui.
As Mr. Zwaan reviews, a brand new Committee on Varietal Names was established after the final CIBJO Congress, which passed off in Bahrain in 2019, underneath the auspices of the Gemmological Fee Steering Committee. It has already produced a preliminary draft of a doc itemizing gem supplies and definitions, which will probably be introduced and mentioned throughout the Gemmological Fee’s on-line session on November 3, as a part of the upcoming CIBJO Congress.
Fei Cui, which is a commerce title predominantly utilized in Asian international locations, is related to the minerals jadeite, omphacite and kosmochlor, and represents a jewelry class that has an annual world web price second solely to diamonds. In its respect, CIBJO has arrange a working group that’s charged with creating universally accepted requirements, practices and nomenclature, constructing upon the physique of labor already carried out by the Gemmological Affiliation of Hong Kong (GAHK), the Nationwide Gem Testing Centre of Beijing and others.
“CIBJO is considering sending a sign that it is usually eager to deal with points which might be primarily related in non-Western international locations,” Mr. Zwaan writes.
CIBJO congresses function the official gathering place for the World Jewelry Confederation’s world membership, and are additionally the venue for the annual conferences of CIBJO’s sectoral commissions, the place amendments could be launched to the organisation’s definitive directories of worldwide trade requirements for diamonds, colored stones, pearls, gem labs, valuable metals, coral and accountable sourcing, generally known as the Blue Books.
The CIBJO Congress can also be the place the programme of World Jewelry Confederation Schooling Basis (WJCEF), referring to accountable and sustainable actions within the trade and CIBJO’s ongoing cooperation with the United Nations and its improvement programme is reported upon.
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