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CIBJO Releases 'Precious Metals Book'

May 17, 2010 3:48 AM   By CIBJO
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Press Release: CIBJO, the World Jewellery Confederation, announced the release of the Precious Metals Book, which represents the second book to be released since the 2010 Congress meeting that took place in Munich, Germany this past February. The first book released was the Pearl Book.

Updates in the new version include the introduction of a new appendix giving information on precious metal finenesses. The appendix can now be lawfully sold in CIBJO member countries worldwide. It is considered an invaluable reference for jewellery manufacturers in all countries throughout the world.

The CIBJO Blue Books are a definitive set of standards for the grading, methodology and nomenclature standards for diamonds, colored gemstones, pearls, precious metals and recently, also for gemological terminology and nomenclature. The CIBJO Blue Books were originally compiled, and are now continuously updated, by a number of committees comprised of representatives from trade organizations and laboratories in the diamond, colored gemstone, cultured pearl, precious metals and jewelry industries. The standards represent a consensus derived from the broad expertise on the subject within these committees and also from individuals outside the committees who had expressed an interest in participating in the development of the guidelines.

Initially, the first three publications were printed with different color covers: blue for the Gemstone Book, grey for the Diamond Book and green for the Pearl Book. In 2007, the Precious Metals book was launched and in 2010, the CIBJO Gemological Book was released. Today, these publications are generally referred to as the CIBJO Blue Books.

CIBJO is the international jewelry confederation of national trade organizations. CIBJO's purpose is to encourage harmonization, promote international cooperation in the jewelry industry and consider issues that concern the trade worldwide. CIBJO's chief mission is to protect consumer confidence in the industry.

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Tags: CIBJO, Jewelry, Laboratories
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