The Club degli Orafi Italia has assigned the first Jewellery Forum Prize to Gaetano Cavalieri, president of CIBJO, World Jewellery Confederation, for his international commitment to favor a respectful development of the economical, social and ecological principles. The award was presented Nov. 6 at Bocconi University in Milan, during the fifth Jewellery Forum.
Francoise Izaute, President of “Il Club degli Orafi” handing the prize to
CIBJO President Gaetano Cavallieri.
Cavalieri, 57, a native of Catania, Sicily, shares his time between Catania, Sicily, and Milan (when he is not travelling around the world). He is a chartered accountant and son of a jeweler who has always in this sector. During his chairmanship of CIBJO he has been involved for years in the in-depth task of reassuring the international community and consumers about the authenticity of the jewels granted by a strict control of the production chain procedures which exclude eventual banned products from an ethical point of view.
Thanks to this initiative CIBJO entered the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations in 2006 as a non governmental organization with the task to contribute and strengthen the means requested to guarantee in front of the international community and its consumers the production and marketing of diamonds and other jewelry products respecting human rights and promoting economical development.
“When consumers purchase a jewel, they should know that they buy not only an object as an expression of value and emotions, but they also contribute to improve the lives of persons in economical need,” Cavalieri said.
The Jewellery Forum, which takes place every second year, is organized by the Club degli Orafi and the Bocconi University under the auspicious of ICE, Italian Institute for Foreign Trade, in collaboration with the Vicenza Trade Fair, supported by A diamond is forever and Securpol.