1. Ching-I Chien wins Charles Green design competition
  2. The Gold Price Lost 50 cents Today to Close at $1,196.60
  3. Cartier brooches hit £500,000 at Bonhams auction
  4. NOMOS Glashütte awarded Eames prize by Chicago Athenaeum
  5. The Gold Price Rose $6.80 Closing at $1,197.50
  6. Iridium price on 22/12/14 £10.738 per GM
  7. Ching-I Chien wins Charles Green design contest
  8. Sif Jakobs recognised as fastest growing jewellery brand in Denmark
  9. The Gold Price Closed at $1,190.70
  10. Wongs wins top prize in RJ Deck the Windows 14
  11. The Gold Price Rose $4.60 to Close on the Comex at $1,194.70
  12. Look for the Gold Price to Break $1,218 Tomorrow
  13. CSM+ architects fast track fit out Swarovski store
  14. Accessorize to use e-receipts for tailored deals
  15. TLKE brings Anne Klein success back to the UK
  16. Hot 100 NexGems deliver with fresh new websites
  17. Pre-Christmas sales show biggest growth since 1988
  18. The Gold Price Lost 1.79 Percent to Close at $1,175.20
  19. The Gold Price Lost $14.80 Closing at $1,207.20
  20. Gold price on 22/12/14 (AM) £24.596 per GM
  21. Silver price on 22/12/14 £329.899 per KG
  22. Jon Richard secures 120 Debenhams concessions
  23. The Gold Price Has Reached its 50 Day Moving Average Closing at $1,195.50
  24. Ruthenium price on 22/12/14 £1.198 per GM
  25. Mococo becomes official stockiest of Michael Kors jewellery
  26. Platinum price on 22/12/14 £24.597 per GM
  27. 2014 to be highest transactional year for shopping centre investment since 2005
  28. Gold Price Live iPhone App
  29. Sif Jakobs named fastest growing Danish company
  30. Company of Master Jewellers sets sights on expansion in 2015
  31. Time is running out to submit UK Jewellery Awards entries
  32. The Gold Price Closed at $1,199.20
  33. The Gold Price Closed at $1,225.10 on Comex Holding Above it's $1,225.00 Support
  34. The Gold Price Closed Up 1.16 Percent at $1,196.70
  35. The Gold Price Rose $31.90 or 2.7 Percent this Week Closing at $1,222.00
  36. Gold price on 22/12/14 (PM) £24.605 per GM
  37. Gemporia and Michael Kors top UK Google searches
  38. The Gold Price Closed Down $2 at $1,183
  39. The Gold Price Rose $4.00 Closing at $1,197.10
  40. The Gold Price Closed Down $13.30 or 1.1 Percent at $1,193.90
  41. Calvin Klein Watches and Jewellery Co opens Edinburgh boutique
  42. Inez and Vinoodh to direct Swarovski’s spring/summer 2015 campaign
  43. More than £1.3bn predicted to be spent online over Christmas
  44. G-Shock Premium adds new timepiece to the MR-G series
  45. Mococo takes on Michael Kors jewellery
  46. Miranda Kerr stars in floral Swarovski SS15 advert
  47. Silver and Gold Prices Made Huge Gains this Week With Gold Ending at $1,190.10
  48. Silver and Gold Prices Have Formed Little Three Day Rising Flat Topped Triangles, Which Argue for an Upside Breakout
  49. WB announces support for NSPCC
  50. Sheffield city centre development gathers pace
  51. Rhodium price on 22/12/14 £25.705 per GM
  52. The Gold Price Remained Unchanged at $1,196.60
  53. Delivery innovations to fuel e-commerce in 2015
  54. Silver and Gold Prices Exploded Today: Gold Shot Up $36.80 or 3 Percent
  55. Sheila Fleet expands Daisies for Emily range
  56. RJC secures 100 new members in 2014
  57. Silver and Gold Prices Closed Higher with the Gold Price Closing at $1,194.30
  58. Gold Price Ought to Shock its Nay-Sayers in the Next Two Weeks
  59. December 23 predicted to be busiest Christmas retail footfall day
  60. The 1 December Gold Price Lows Were the Final Lows
  61. Gold Price UP $42 or 3.64% Silver Price UP $1.16 or 7.48%
  62. Assay Office Birmingham presents Air Ambulance Service with Christmas donation
  63. Palladium price on 22/12/14 £16.672 per GM
  64. Web sales up 37% in highest November for 14 years
  65. The Gold Price Closed Up $0.40 or 0.03 Percent at $1,194.70
  66. Shore Projects partners with Marine Conservation Society
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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