CIBJO European Jewellery Guild established
September 2017 – The CIBJO European Jewellery Guild, a new body of leading associations from across the continent, has been formally established within the World Jewellery Confederation to advocate for the common interests of European based participants in the jewellery and gemstone industries, and to represent them in contacts with officials, departments and agencies of the European Commission, European Parliament and European Council.
The new body was created and held its inaugural meeting on September 23 at the VICENZAORO jewellery show in Vicenza, Italy. Among the organizations represented were Union Française de la Bijouterie, Joaillerie, Orfèvrerie de Pierres & des Perles (UFBJOPP), from France; the Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC) and ARS NOBILIS, from Belgium;Confidustria and Assogemme, of Italy; BV Schmuck & Uhren and Fachvereinigung Edelmetalle, fom Germany; as well the safety and standards organisation UL. UBOS from Switzerland and the National Association of Jewellers from the United Kingdom were represented by proxy. The meeting was chaired by CIBJO President Gaetano Cavalieri.