CIBJO invites you to join the 9th 'Jewellery Industry Voices' webinar

CIBJO invites you to join the 9th 'Jewellery Industry Voices' webinar

12.06.2020: ...considering the viability of traceable coloured gemstone supply chains Traceability, referring to the ability to track the provenance of a product and the components of which it is comprised back through the supply chain to the point of origin,


...considering the viability of traceable coloured gemstone supply chains






Traceability, referring to the ability to track the provenance of a product and the components of which it is comprised back through the supply chain to the point of origin, is increasingly being required from companies operating in the jewellery business. It is a by-product of greater consumer awareness of issues related to Corporate Social Responsibility and sustainability, now heightened in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis.



The challenge of traceability is significant for all sectors of the jewellery industry, which is characterised by lengthy supply chains in which many of the participants are small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), but nowhere more so than with coloured gemstones. For whereas the precious metals, diamonds and even the pearl sectors are dominated by larger producers, about 80 percent of coloured gemstones are sourced from artisanal miners, mainly in developing countries.
 



Entitled “GEMSTONE TRACEABILITY: Viable objective or unrealistic challenge,” the ninth Jewellery Industry Voices webinar will look at the difficulties and also the possible solutions becoming available for members of the coloured gemstone industry in the new market environment.


It will feature four experts, each with a different perspective – Clement Sabbagh, President of the International Coloured Gemstone Association (ICA); Hayley Henning, Chief Commercial Officer of Greenland Ruby, a gemstone mining company that is among the few large-scale industrialised mining operations in the coloured gemstone sector; Cristina Maria Villegas, Director, Mine to Market, of Pact, an NGO active in 40 countries that works to improve the lives of impoverished and marginalised communities; and Daniel Nyfeler, Managing Director of the Gübelin Gem Lab, which has been developing technological solutions to enable traceability in the coloured gemstone trade. It is scheduled for Thursday, June 18, 2020.


 
The webinar will be moderated by Edward Johnson and Steven Benson, and hosted by CIBJO President Gaetano Cavalieri. It will start at 9:00 AM New York, 2:00 PM London, 3:00 PM Milan, 5:00 PM Dubai, 6:30 PM Mumbai, 9:00 PM Hong Kong.



CIBJO's Jewellery Industry Voices webinar series is produced with the support of the Italian Exhibition Group, organiser of the VICENZAORO jewellery shows.

 






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Thursday, June 18, 2020
9:00 AM New York, 2:00 PM London, 3:00 PM Milan, 5:00 PM Dubai, 6:30 PM Mumbai, 9:00 PM Hong Kong

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- Steven Benson -  photo CIBJO

     

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