Nilam Alawdeen, the president of the CIBJO’s colored stone commission (CSC), released the group’s annual special report, providing an overview of the issues that dominated the discussions and exchanges between the members of the CSC steering committee. It also addresses major topics that are slated for the various meetings planned at the upcoming 2012 CIBJO Congress that will take place in Vicenza, Italy.
The following introduction from the CSC special report provides an overview of the upcoming presentation in Italy. You may download the entire report here.
“Due to the large number of gemstone varieties it covers, the colored 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 colored 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 colored 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’s president, Nilam Alawdeen, assisted by his two vice presidents, Emmanuel Piat and Charles Abouchar.”