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Fiji Officially Recognised As An Independent Producer Of Fijian Pearls

Justin Hunter, founder of J. Hunter Pearls and Fiji Pearl Association, has recently been invited to the World Jewellery Confederation, CIBJO. His appointment as a member of the Pearl Commission
15 Oct 2016 11:00
Fiji Officially Recognised As An Independent Producer Of Fijian Pearls
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Justin Hunter, founder of J. Hunter Pearls and Fiji Pearl Association, has recently been invited to the World Jewellery Confederation, CIBJO.

His appointment as a member of the Pearl Commission Steering Committee is a major achievement for Mr Hunter and for the Fijian pearl industry.

Consequently, for the first time Fiji will officially be recognised as an independent producer of Fiji pearls with the inclusion of a well-illustrated and information document on the Fiji Pearl oyster and the pearls they produce.

  1. Hunter Pearls and the “Fiji Pearls” they represent are well known within the Pearl industry.

However, with the recent appointment of Mr Hunter certainly validates the Fijian pearling industry.

Over the past year, pearl industry professionals from around the world have dedicated much of their time as active members of the Pearl Commission Steering Committee.

Their input has been crucial to the successful planning of draft resolutions for changes to clauses and definitions in the Pearl Book as well as the development of the CIBJO Guide for Classifying Natural Pearls and Cultured Pearls.

 

The congress

An advanced version of the pearl guide document will be presented at the CIBJO Congress in Yerevan this month.

Mr Hunter will be attending The CIBJO Congress 2016 from October 26 to 28 in Yerevan, Armenia, with pre-congress meetings starting October 24.

The congress itself is held over three days, and is preceded by two days of steering committee meetings.

CIBJO Congresses serve as the official gathering place for the World Jewellery Confederation’s Assembly of Delegates, and also the venue for the annual meetings of CIBJO’s sectoral commissions.

This is where amendments can be introduced to the organisation’s definitive directories of international industry standards for diamonds, coloured stones, pearls, gem labs, precious metals and coral, known as the Blue Books.

The CIBJO Congress is also where the programme of World Jewellery Confederation Education Foundation (WJCEF) and CIBJO’s ongoing cooperation with the United Nations is reported upon.

 

About CIBJO

CIBJO, the World Jewellery Confederation represents the interests of all individuals, organisations and companies earning their livelihoods from jewellery, gemstones and precious metals.

It is the oldest international or CIBJO is an international confederation of national jewellery trade organizations.

CIBJO’s purpose is to encourage harmonisation, promote international cooperation in the jewellery industry, and to consider issues which concern the trade worldwide.

Foremost among these is to protect consumer confidence in the industry.

CIBJO pursues these objectives through informed deliberation, decisions reached in accordance with its statutes, and proactive communications with member national organisations and the trade.

CIBJO functions as a centre of knowledge, a decision-making body, and an advocate for the well-being of the jewellery industry worldwide.

CIBJO relies upon the initiative of its member national organizations to support and implement its decisions and to protect the public’s trust in the jewellery industry.

Feedback:  rachnal@fijisun.com.fj

 

 



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