1. Customisable jewellery brand bijju launches online
  2. Retail Jeweller partners with Fairtrade to add new category to UKJAs
  3. Silver and Gold Prices Have Found their Feet, the Gold Price Must Hold $1,145
  4. Silver and Gold Prices Moved Sideways Today with the Gold Price Ending at $1,161.10
  5. Ruthenium price on 28/11/14 £1.19 per GM
  6. The Gold Price Closed at $1,158.90 Down $3.90
  7. Beaverbrooks introduces Endless to 65 UK stores
  8. This was the Week that the Gold Price Bottomed, at Least for Now
  9. Beaverbrooks launches Endless Jewelry into all stores
  10. The Gold Price Closed at $1,190.70
  11. Silver and Gold Prices Free Fell Today with the Gold Price Losing $22.00 Closing at $1,145.40
  12. EXCLUSIVE: Endless Jewelry to unveil new designs at its debut Jewellery & Watch Birmingham appearance
  13. Prince Charles and Duchess of Cornwall visit Birmingham School of Jewellery and meet Fei Liu
  14. New online fine jewellery brand Biiju launches
  15. IJL and BJA welcome entries for KickStart 2015
  16. Signet UK sees Q3 sales rise
  17. The Gold Price Closed Down $7.10 this Week Ending at $1,231.20
  18. Gold price on 28/11/14 (PM) £24.258 per GM
  19. Silver and Gold Prices are Severely Oversold
  20. The Gold Price Remained Unchanged at $1,196.60
  21. The Gold Price Closed Down $2 at $1,183
  22. The Gold Price Lost 50 cents Today to Close at $1,196.60
  23. The Gold Price Ranged from $1,222.20 to $1,235.50 Ending Up at $1,229.20
  24. Swarovski drives UK awareness with new TV campaign
  25. T&E Ferris listed second in Investec’s 100 fastest growing mid-market company ratings
  26. Links of London opens new Oxford Street store
  27. Fope teams with Aurum for first UK boutique
  28. Gold price on 28/11/14 (AM) £24.241 per GM
  29. MaeVona builds UK presence with two new stockists
  30. NPA launches UK-wide Trading Standards scheme
  31. The Gold Price Lost 2.14 Percent to Close at $1,198.10
  32. The Gold Price Rose $4.00 Closing at $1,197.10
  33. Citizen opens global flagship store in New York
  34. The Gold Price Fell $1.80 to $1,169.30, Silver Rose to $16.18
  35. The Gold Price Lost $4.90 Today Closing at $1,224.30
  36. Platinum price on 28/11/14 £24.692 per GM
  37. On the Comex the Gold Price Dove $27.00 to End at $1,171.10
  38. Silver price on 28/11/14 £326.941 per KG
  39. The Gold Price Lost $10 Closing at $1,159.60
  40. Palladium price on 28/11/14 £16.577 per GM
  41. Jewellery retailers ramp up Black Friday offers
  42. The Gold Price Has Reached its 50 Day Moving Average Closing at $1,195.50
  43. Gold Price Closed Up $23.90 or 2.1 Percent to $1,185.00, Silver Price Outshone Rising 69.3 cents or 4.64 Percent
  44. Genuine Gemstone Company launches apps
  45. Pawnbrokers Association launches new UK wide trading standards scheme
  46. Iridium price on 28/11/14 £10.288 per GM
  47. Mococo reveals new website
  48. Gemfields unearths impressive 40ct Mozambique ruby
  49. The Gold Price Lost $2.00 to Close on the Comex at $1,167.40
  50. Signet reports ongoing UK sales growth, up 3.7%
  51. Links of London opens Oxford Street boutique
  52. Watch Warehouse launches TV advert
  53. The Gold Price Lost $2.10 Closing at $1,229.10
  54. Domino reports rise in European sales
  55. Gold Price Live iPhone App
  56. Swatch announces Chinese New Year special Goat watch
  57. W.E. Clark client event raises a glass to diamonds
  58. Mococo refreshes website following 314% sales rise
  59. The Gold Price Closed Up 1.16 Percent at $1,196.70
  60. Inhorgenta reveals new initiatives and changes to layout for February 2015 edition
  61. T&E Ferris secures GBP28m turnover in three years
  62. Swag Jewellers celebrates its 40th anniversary
  63. Domino's European diamond jewellery sales grow 60%
  64. The Gold Price Rose $6.80 Closing at $1,197.50
  65. Rhodium price on 28/11/14 £24.901 per GM
  66. Swarovski unveils Christmas collection in first UK broadcast advertisement
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About the BJA

The British Jewellers’ Association is the national trade association which promotes and protects the growth and prosperity of UK jewellery and silverware suppliers. With over 1000 member companies, BJA represents manufacturers, bullion suppliers, casting houses, diamond and gem dealers, designer jewellers, silversmiths, craftsmen and women, equipment suppliers, wholesalers, galleries, internet retailers and traders.

Formed in 1887, the BJA has given strong leadership for the industry for over 125 years.

Our mission is to “promote and protect the growth the UK jewellery & silverware industry.”

We are committed to:

  • Helping members to improve their prosperity
  • Protecting the UK jewellery and silverware industries
  • Increasing the UK market share for BJA members
  • Increasing the share of export markets for BJA members

The BJA provides its members with a wide range of business services specially geared towards the jewellery and silverware industry which are specifically designed to save members time and money. The BJA also works hand in hand with major organizations, European and Domestic legislature, and key influencers to make sure that the views ofmembers are heard.

The BJA is part of the British Allied Trades Federation – a group of six trade associations in the consumer goods field, based in Birmingham’s historic Jewellery Quarter. It has its own permanent Secretariat, which is based in Birmingham. Managed by a Chief Executive Simon Rainer, he is responsible to the BJA National Committee under the leadership of an elected Chairman. Members are kept closely informed of all decisions taken by the committee and are encouraged to participate in the running of their association.

There are 3 classifications of BJA membership:

  • Full member – annual subscriptions are based on number of employees. Only full members can vote at the BJA AGM
  • Designer/Craftsperson – discounted rates available
  • International Associate (on application)

With all 3 classifications, members are asked to sign and abide by the BJA Code of Ethics:

  1. To maintain the highest level of personal integrity, honesty and business ethics.
  2. To comply with all Government laws and regulations relating to the jewellery, watch and related industries.
  3. To support and abide by the Articles of Association and objectives of the British Jewellers’ Association and this Codeof Ethics.
  4. To provide a standard of product and service of the highest possible quality commensurate with price.
  5. To establish clearly the guarantee or service policy regarding all merchandise and to fulfill that policy.
  6. To provide knowledgeable and competent expertise and clearly indicate the true quality of products offered for sale.
  7. To adhere to sound business practices and thus ensure continuing service to customers and suppliers alike.
  8. To refrain from all forms of design copyright and trademark infringement.
  9. To refrain from trading in conflict diamonds.

Further details on how to join the BJA can be found here