CIBJO Laboratory Commission to Redefine Relationship

To avoid the implication that CIBJO, The World Jewellery Confederation, bears any legal responsibility for a particular gem lab’s grading reports, but at the same time strengthen the bonds between the organization and gem labs that follow its standards, CIBJO will introduce new resolutions in its updated Blue Book for laboratories. “During the past year, we’ve looked very carefully at this process, and after numerous deliberations, meetings, and discussions, we’ve come to the conclusion that we need to get away from any sort of formal or legal affiliation between CIBJO and gemological laboratories,” writes Héja Garcia-Guillerminet, president of the CIBJO Laboratory Commission. “However, CIBJO places paramount importance in maintaining a meaningful relationship with the laboratories and would like to see them follow CIBJO’s rules for diamonds, colored stones, and pearls,

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