Gemmological Commission considers digital colour grading

The issue of colour digital grading was widely discussed at the meeting of the Gemmological Commission. The debate followed a presentation by Menahem Sevdermish of the digital colour language in his GemeWizard system. According to Mr. Sevdermish, a digital system enabling precise colour grading and communication is possible.


CIBJO Guide for Grading Natural Pearls and Cultured Pearls discussed

During its formal session at the 2015 CIBJO Congress in Salvador, Brazil, the Pearl Commission discussed the CIBJO Guide for Grading Natural Pearls and Cultured Pearls, which had been submitted by Nick Paspaley of Australia.


CIBJO President’s Report released at Brazil congress, looks at stability of SMEs and grading integrity

Concurrent with the 2015 CIBJO Congress, which presently is underway in Salvador, in the Brazilian State of Bahia, CIBJO President Gaetano Cavalieri has released a report, covering the organisation’s activities and issues on the industry agenda.


Dodd Frank law reviewed, a year after reporting requirement is implemented

Meeting at the CIBJO Congress in Salvador, Brazil, the organisation’s Precious Metals Commission reviewed the impact of the Dodd-Frank Act in the United States, since 2014 was the first full year in which reporting was required of publicly traded companies to the Securities and Exchange Commission, about the gold they use in their products and where it is sourced.


Special CSR session looks at social compliance and carbon neutrality

A special session focusing on issues related to Corporate Social Responsibility, which was held during the afternoon of the first day of the 2015 CIBJO Congress in Brazil, focused on issues related to CSR compliance and carbon neutrality in the jewellery industry.


Grading and Laboratory Ethics session elicits heated debate

A special session was added to the 2015 CIBJO Congress in Salvador, Brazil, focusing specifically on the subject of grading and gemmological laboratory ethics. It tackled issues pertaining to diamond grading inconsistencies, country of origin determinations for colored gemstones, and treatment or non-natural disclosures on gemological grading reports.