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  1. NPA welcomes two East Midlands Member Ambassadors
  2. The Gold Price Lost $6.20 Today Ending at $1,244.80
  3. The Gold Price Lost 40 Cents to Close at $1,214.20
  4. The Gold Price Rose a Sizzling $19.30 Today to Close at $1,224.60
  5. Gold price on 24/10/14 (PM) £24.622 per GM
  6. Lulu Winter rebrands and launches new website
  7. Fairtrade Gold launches in Switzerland
  8. Click and Collect to hit GBP3bn festive high
  9. Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair celebrates 2014 success
  10. Fairtrade gold jewellery launched in Switzerland
  11. Online voting open for BJA Member Awards 2014
  12. The Gold Price Rose Back to $1,244 Up $5.70 on the Comex
  13. Jason Holt wins award for commitment to apprenticeships
  14. Richemont wins High Court fight against fakes
  15. The Gold Price Fell $1.20 this Week Ending at $1,214.10
  16. Gold price on 24/10/14 (AM) £24.691 per GM
  17. Silver price on 24/10/14 £343.209 per KG
  18. Costs continue to quell employment expansion
  19. Amazon cites loss of GBP272m in quarterly report
  20. VIDEO: NAG Security Conference - Michael Rawlinson's view
  21. The Gold Price Closed Down $16.30 Today Closing at $1,228.50
  22. Imogen Belfield shines with Canadian launch
  23. The Gold Price Has Progressed Up into its September Trading Channel Closing at $1,240.50
  24. The Gold Price Remains Oversold Adding $3.40 Closing Today at $1,217.50
  25. Iridium price on 24/10/14 £11.655 per GM
  26. 'Groundbreaking' Matrix 8 lands in UK market
  27. Silver and Gold Prices Lower with the Gold Price Closing at $1,218.60
  28. The Gold Price Rose 0.35 Percent Closing at $1,233.60
  29. Silver and Gold Prices Rose with the Gold Price Up 0.34 Percent at $1,214.60
  30. Silver and Gold Prices Higher with the Gold Price Closing at $1,229.30
  31. Exclusive: Houlden Group links up with JWB for Bridal Design Awards
  32. Palladium price on 24/10/14 £15.704 per GM
  33. Badboy Jewellery expands into first retail store
  34. EC One named RJ’s most Inspiring Independent
  35. Government injects millions into fighting fakes
  36. Gold Price Sprang Up $14.50 or 1.19% Percent to $1,206.70
  37. Goldsmiths Centre opens Setting Out applications
  38. The Gold Price Rose $4.20 to $1,221.00 on Comex
  39. Endless Jewelry signs deal with Lotus F1 Team
  40. 2015 UK Jewellery Awards now open for entries
  41. The Gold Price Dropped $7.00 to Close $1,210.50
  42. Brazen Studios plots own label collection
  43. The Gold Price Closed at $1,205.30 then Shot Up $18.30 in the Aftermarket to $1,223.60
  44. Ruthenium price on 24/10/14 £1.165 per GM
  45. Silver and Gold Prices are Steadily Advancing with the Gold Price Closing Up at $1,244.10
  46. Platinum price on 24/10/14 £25.119 per GM
  47. Jason Holt scoops prestigious Enterprise Award
  48. Endless drives marketing with Lotus F1 sponsorship
  49. CW Sellors to open festive pop-up at Chatsworth
  50. The Gold Price Went Over the Cliff $22.00 to End at $1,192.20
  51. The Gold Price Gained $1.50 Closing Comex at $1,216.80
  52. The Gold Price Closed $5.00 Higher Closing on the Comex at $1,211.70
  53. The Gold Price Climbed Over Two Crucial Resistance Levels this Week Closing at $1,238.30
  54. RJ calls time on Barometer feature
  55. IN PICTURES: Retail Jeweller's Inspiring Independents 2014
  56. The Gold Price Rose $28.80 this Week or 2.4 Percent to Close at $1,221
  57. Gemvision releases Matrix Version 8
  58. Gold Price Tumbled $10.40 to End Comex at $1,215.30, down 0.8%
  59. The Gold Price Rose $7.00 Closing at $1,241.00
  60. Rhodium price on 24/10/14 £24.724 per GM
  61. The Gold Price Rose $2.60 Today on Comex and Ended at $1,221.20
  62. Voting now open for BJA membership awards
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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