CIBJO RELEASES DO’S AND DON’TS GUIDE TO RESPONSIBLE PRACTICES
CIBJO, the World Jewellery Confederation, has released what it calls “a simplified guide to ethical and responsible practices in the handling and trading of diamonds, coloured gemstones, pearls and coral”. The guide is available in multiple languages free of charge, and can be downloaded here.
According to the organization, the 10-page to 13-page document (depending on the language) provides “easy-to-understand guidelines for industry professionals concerning the disclosure and description of natural and treated gem materials, synthetics and other artificial products, as well as recommendations about information that should be requested from suppliers”.
CIBJO President Gaetano Cavalieri explained: “Consumer confidence is the bedrock of the jewellery business, and to maintain and enhance this it is critical that responsible practices be applied, by all participants at every stage of the chain of distribution. Our new Do’s & Don’ts Guide is designed to support this objective”.