World Jewellery Confederation President Gaetano Cavalier has announced the establishment of the CIBJO Academy, which will be responsible for the preparation and delivery of educational programmes and materials, suitable for jewellery professionals and the consuming public, about standards, operating principles and terminology developed within CIBJO’s various commissions and expert committees.
The announcement was made at the recently concluded VICENZAORO show in Vicenza, Italy.
The CIBJO Academy will be headed by industry veteran Ken Scarratt. It is being designed to deliver the content of the CIBJO Blue Books and and guides, tailored for specific audiences. This will be done using multiple platforms including the CIBJO website, social media, webinars and live in-person events. The content will be relevant to the entire spectrum of the gemstone and jewellery industries and cover natural diamonds, laboratory-grown diamonds, coloured gemstones, pearls, coral, precious metals, principles of responsible sourcing, the operation of gem laboratories, marketing, and more.