CIBJO welcomes China’s gem association

The World Jewellery Confederation (CIBJO) has added the Gemological Association of China to its membership.

The induction followed a week-long visit to China by Gaetano Cavalieri, president of CIBJO. During his time in China, Cavalieri met high ranking government officials; jewelry industry leaders; and visited several manufacturing, retail, and trading operations throughout the country.

Among the people he met with were Beili Zhang, the wife of China’s prime minister and the vice chairman of the Gemological Association of China, Johnny Chan, president of WorldMart, a firm that offers manufacturers and distributors business services with the jewelry industry of Panyu, Guangzhou province, and Dr. Yang Li Xin, director of the National Gemstone Training Centre (NGTC) of Beijing and vice president of the CIBJO Diamond Commission.

“I was extremely pleased to experience for myself the fact that CIBJO’s reputation is very high in China,” Cavalieri said.