Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is no longer an option in today’s business environment, but is instead, a requirement. That’s the message delivered at a seminar held at VicenzaOro. Sponsored by CIBJO and Fiera di Vicenza, the show’s organizer, the panel discussion focused particularly on the coloured gemstone sector.
The yellow gold bracelet wedged partway up Hande Elmaagacli’s left arm is an eye-catcher not only for its deep, rich colour, but also for its handwoven construction. A family heirloom, the 22-karat yellow gold piece was given to her six years ago by her mother on her wedding day.
You could say Giovanni Vaccaro got dealt a royal flush. When it came down to deciding whether to attend JCK Las Vegas or skip it this year, he gambled on enough Canadians attending the show to make it worth his while, not to mention the expense of flying in his sales reps.
When we see the sparkle of a beautiful sapphire or other gemstone in a piece of jewellery, the thought of where it came from doesn’t usually enter our minds. A recent tour of gemstone mines in Sri Lanka following International Colored Gemstone Association’s (ICA’s) 2015 Congress, however, gives new meaning to what’s behind the term ‘mine to market.’
Viviana Sacco grew up watching her father, Gerardo, in his ‘laboratory-workshop’ as he fashioned gold and silver jewellery. Embracing fabrication techniques from the past, he created his designs in a style rooted in Magna-Grecian culture and the rural tradition of the Mediterranean.
Under the theme, ‘Sapphire & More,’ the International Colored Gemstone Association (ICA) marked its 30th anniversary at the 2015 Congress, held in the beautiful nation of Sri Lanka. From May 16 to 19, more than 250 delegates from 60 countries converged on the luxurious Cinnamon Grand Hotel in Colombo for four days of informative talks, networking opportunities, sporting events, cultural activities, and just plain camaraderie. A special Facets Gem Show also afforded delegates the opportunity to purchase local gemstones.