CIBJO to introduce new Coral Blue Book

April 2015

With fewer than two weeks to go to the opening of the 2015 CIBJO Congress in Salvador, Brazil, on May 4, 2015, the seventh of the CIBJO commissions’ Special Reports has been released. Prepared by the CIBJO Coral Commission, headed by Vicenzo Liverino, the report announces that a new Coral Blue Book will be presented for consideration at the event.

The Coral Blue Book will become the sixth and latest volume in the CIBJO Blue Book series, which provides definitive sets of grading standards and nomenclature for an industry in which there is an almost complete absence of harmonized system endorsed by International Standards Organisation (ISO). CIBJO’s other Blue Books cover diamonds, coloured gemstones, pearls, precious metals and gemmological laboratories.

“The purpose of the CIBJO Coral Commission is to both preserve and develop trading in coral, and jewellery comprising coral, through the development and codifying of regulations and standards that promote consumer confidence and fair trade,” wrote Mr. Liverino.

“The Coral Blue Book will be an integral part of this process. It has been designed to provide knowledge about the product, as well as to assist all those involved in the trade, by recording the accepted and common trade practices, and creating a set of standard nomenclature for the industry throughout the world,” he continued.

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