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CIBJO and Fairtrade International sign MOU aimed at promoting use of fair-trade gold in jewellery industry

CIBJO and Fairtrade International have signed a Memorandum of Understanding according to which Fairtrade commits to working with CIBJO and its member organisations to improving certified Fairtrade gold supplies to the jewellery markets and members of CIBJO-associated organisations, and CIBJO commits to facilitating and encouraging its members to adopt and integrate fairtrade gold and metals into their national supply chains.

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Pearl Commission debates Unified Pearl Grading System project

Meeting in Moscow, the Pearl Commission discussed a project being promoted by Jeanne Lecourt, a Vice President of the body, to create a Unified Pearl Grading System. She described her work over the past year, since the project was raised at the 2013 Congress, holding discussions with pearl trading companies.

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Security, jewellery manufacturing and CSR major themes at Sector B and C meeting

CIBJO’s Sector B and C, which respectively deal with manufacturing and technology, and distribution at retail, met jointly at the CIBJO Congress in Moscow, and had as their themes security, jewellery manufacturing and Corporate Social Responsibility.

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Sector A Meeting gives green light to proposal for creation of Coral Commission

CIBJO’s Sector A, which deals in gem materials, has accepted a proposal that a new commission be created, which will deal with issues related to the precious coral industry. The president of the newly created Coral Commission is Enzo Liverino, and he has been charged with creating a Coral Blue Book, which lists acceptable nomenclature, descriptive terms and standards.

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Precious Metals Commission debates impact of Dodd-Frank Act and EU proposals

Meeting at the CIBJO Congress in Moscow, the Precious Metals Commission discussed at length the issue of the Dodd-Frank Act in the United States and how it affects the jewellery industry's use of gold in particular. It also reviewed the proposals on the issue from the European Union.

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CIBJO Trade Show Commission president speaks on importance of Branded Trust

Following the establishment last year of the CIBJO Trade Show Commission, participants at its meeting this year discussed how trade shows can help the work of the jewellery industry and how it can help lay out a strategic approach on the subject.

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