Founded in 1977, the Brazilian Gems & Jewelry Trade Association (IBGM) is a national, private, non-profit organization, with headquarters in Brasília and branch office in São Paulo, representing the entire production chain of the gems and jewelry industries.

IBGM’s basic corporate structure includes a Board of Directors and an Audit Committee comprised of entrepreneurs, and a professional Executive Board. In fact, it acts as a confederation, with 18 state and national associations directly associated to the industry and trade of gemstones, jewelry, fashion jewelry, precious metals and related items, currently comprising 45 members from the most representative companies of the production chain and associations.

At a national level, IBGM represents the interests and needs of the industries before the government, provides training and information, and actively promoting the sector through a series of local and international events. Its success is in great part attributed to the invaluable support of the Brazilian Government, SEBRAE – The Brazilian Service of Support for Micro and Small Enterprises, and APEX-Brasil – The Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency, in order to conduct its initiatives.

As Brazil’s representative at CIBJO – International Confederation of Jewelry and ICA – International Colored Gemstone Association -, IBGM is proud to be Brazil’s key representative in the gem and jewelry business worldwide. Its mission is “to represent, encourage, develop and promote all links of the production chain – gems, jewelry, fashion jewelry and watches –, by identifying their interests and needs and promoting awareness, confidence and recognition of its products among consumers.”


The Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brasil) promotes Brazilian products and services abroad and attracts foreign investments to strategic sectors of Brazil’s economy.

The Agency organizes diversified trade and image promotion actions to leverage Brazilian exports. The Agency´s efforts include business platforms, such as trade and prospective missions, business rounds, support to allow Brazilian companies to participate in major international trade fairs, organization of technical visits of foreign buyers and opinion makers, promoting Brazil’s productive structure, and other selected initiatives designed to strengthen Brazil ‘s presence in this market.

Apex-Brasil coordinates actions related to foreign direct investment (FDI) attraction into Brazil, seeking to allocate resources in sectors of strategic relevance to enhance the competitiveness of Brazilian companies and the country itself. The agency employs diversified strategies to promote the competitiveness of Brazilian companies throughout the internationalization process, in order to secure such companies’ successful access to international markets.