Milan: CIBJO, the World Jewellery Confederation, has launched a new main website. Located on the web at www.cibjo.org, it represents a technological upgrade from its predecessor, providing users with more information about the organization and the jewellery sector, as well as improved functionality.
The launch of the website is the first stage of a three-part upgrade of CIBJO’s online presence, which will be rolled out over the coming few weeks. It will be followed by the inauguration of a members-only module, called “MY CIBJO,” which will provide online services for members of the organization and its various professional committees, called commissions, and then by the release of a CIBJO app for mobile phones and tablet computers.
“For CIBJO, the website is our primary medium for presenting our organization and the work that we that we do on behalf of the jewellery and gemstone sectors, as well as for achieving connectivity between our member organizations, office holders and constituents,” explained Gaetano Cavalieri, the CIBJO President. “We have had an online presence for more than a decade and have expanded and evolved it as the technology has improved. But we now felt it was time for a fundamental overhaul, involving more than just an oil change, but rather a replacement of the both the engine and the operating system.”
The newly launched website is designed so that it can be grown organically, adding an ever-increasing amount of information about CIBJO and the issues facing the international jewellery and gemstone sector. It also will serve as a platform upon which CIBJO is able to deliver its tools and services for the industry, including its Blue Books of industry standards and nomenclature for the diamond, coloured gemstone, pearl, coral and precious metals sectors, and also gemmological laboratories. For non-CIBJO members, certain of these are available at a nominal fee, payable via the website.