CIBJO Coloured Stone Commission releases Special Report
Treatments and restructuring of Blue Books on top of agenda
Milan, Italy -- April 5, 2012: Nilam Alawdeen (Japan), president of the CIBJO Coloured Stone Commission (CSC), today released the CSC's annual Special Report, providing an overview of the issues that dominated the discussions and exchanges between the members of the CSC Steering Committee throughout the year and of the major topics that are slated for the various meetings that are planned at the upcoming 2012 CIBJO Congressthat will take place in upcoming May in Vicenza, Italy.
"Due to the large number of gemstone varieties it covers, the Coloured Stone Commission (CSC) has always had its hands full. This year is no exception, and this is reflected in the full agenda of both of the Coloured Stone Commission Steering Committee (CSCSC) and of the CSC [at the upcoming CIBJO Congress].
On May 15, the CSCSC will dedicate a full day to its pre-congress meeting. It will discuss and consider a large number of coloured stone related issues, within the smaller but very knowledgeable forum of gem experts, who will first discuss, debate and preferably resolve issues, in order to make recommendations to the full CSC meeting on May 17.
Both meetings will be chaired by CSC President Nilam Alawdeen (Japan), assisted by his two Vice Presidents, Emmanuel Piat (France) and Charles Abouchar ( Switzerland).