Union Française de la Bijouterie, Joaillerie, Orfèvrerie, des Pierres & des Perles – UFBJOP

The Union Française de la Bijouterie, Joaillerie, Orfèvrerie, des Pierres & des Perles (UFBJOP) brings together all parties involved in the French jewellery, goldsmith, precious stone and pearl industry with 200 business members today. It acts with respect to all dimensions of the trade and achieves this by successfully balancing its roles as a trade association, a training hub, a centre of expertise for gemstones and a champion of French excellence. The 24 professions represented by the UFBJOP rank among the 217 professions accorded the status of “métier d’art” in France. Always responding to the needs of its members, the UFBJOP created the Haute Ecole de Joaillerie in 1867 which trains today 600 students in Art and Jewellery technics, Jewellery Design at three different levels – apprenticeship, Bachelor and continuous education – a pool of employability for the industry. Lastly, the UFBJOP developed in 2011 a new activity with the Laboratoire Français de Gemmologie (French gemmology laboratory) as an excellence center of gems expertise.

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