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Reduce carbon footprint, companies told at Marketing and Education Commission meeting

The issue of so-called carbon footprints and how companies can reduce the amount of pollution into the atmosphere was the main subject on the agenda of the Marketing and Education Committee.

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Perils of false advertising headlines Ethics Commission meeting

Advertising rules, regulations and guidelines were comprehensively explained at the Ethics Commission meeting by Suzan Flamm, Senior Counsel at the U.S. Jewelers Vigilance Committee (JVC).

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Difficulties of colour harmonisation at heart of Gemmological Commission's meeting

The two major issues discussed by the Gemmological Commission at the CIBJO Congress in Moscow were how gem labs worldwide can work together and harmonise nomenclature, standards and methodology to improve consistency and reliability of information to ensure consumer confidence, and the use of colour descriptive terms such as pigeon-blood red and royal blue on gemstone reports.

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Diamond Commission strengthens definition of ‘diamond’ to support natural stones

Meeting at the CIBJO Congress in Moscow, the Diamond Commission decided to advance a proposal that, henceforth, the CIBJO definition of a diamond would also have the following addition: "a diamond is a mineral which has been formed completely without human interference. It may be subsequently cut and polished."

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CIBJO Conference on synthetic diamonds sparks vigorous debate

A range of speakers provided delegates with a deep understanding of the issue of lab-grown or synthetic diamonds. The event was coordinated by the CIBJO Diamond Commission, and moderated by Ronnie Vanderlinden, President of the Diamond Manufacturers and Importers of America (DMIA). He opened the event by saying that there was nothing against trading in synthetics as long as they were openly disclosed.

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Coloured Stone Commission reports on harmonisation with other CIBJO Blue Books and Trade Codes

The harmonisation of CIBJO's Coloured Stone Blue Book with its Pearl and Diamond counterparts along with the promotion of Trade Codes was at the centre of the work of the Coloured Stone Commission over the past year, members heard.

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