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  1. RJC teams with Signet for China industry push
  2. Downton-effect pushes interest in Art Deco jewels
  3. GIA launches lower-cost fee structure for QA tests
  4. 14% of men unhappy with engagement ring purchase
  5. Rhodium price on 01/10/14 £24.885 per GM
  6. The Gold Price Gave Back a Lethargic $3.80 to Close at $1,265.10
  7. Peculiar Vintage branches out with Brighton shop
  8. Silver and Gold Prices Have Both Reached Their Line in the Sand
  9. The Gold Price Rose $4.20 to $1,221.00 on Comex
  10. Silver and Gold Prices Lower with the Gold Price Closing at $1,218.60
  11. GIA team explores Montepuez ruby mining operation
  12. The Gold Price Rose $2.60 Today on Comex and Ended at $1,221.20
  13. Boticca unveils rebranded image and new website
  14. All is in Place for a September Gold Price Rally
  15. Platinum price on 01/10/14 £25.312 per GM
  16. The Gold Price Dropped $7.00 to Close $1,210.50
  17. Silver and Gold Prices Gained with the Gold Price Closing at $1,235.20
  18. Boticca reveals rebrand and executive appointments
  19. SalonQP launches Gems of Time exhibition
  20. Entry deadline extended for BJA Membership Awards
  21. Silver price on 01/10/14 £336.747 per KG
  22. New York takes stage in new Harry Winston campaign
  23. Gold price on 01/10/14 (PM) £24.092 per GM
  24. The Gold Price Gained $1.50 Closing Comex at $1,216.80
  25. Gem-A confirms two new conference speakers
  26. Allum & Sidaway scoops customer service award
  27. Iridium price on 01/10/14 £11.944 per GM
  28. Diamonfire launches new vintage inspired collection
  29. High jewellery watch exhibition to land at SalonQP
  30. The Gold Price Lost $13.10 Closing at 1252.70
  31. Gold Price Made a V-Bottom Overnight at $1258
  32. The Gold Price Remains Oversold Adding $3.40 Closing Today at $1,217.50
  33. Copyright history made as IP Act becomes law
  34. Chopard chief executive scoops fashion award
  35. The Gold Price Closed Unchanged at $1,285.80
  36. The Gold Price was Holding Steady Until the FOMC Report Closing Down at $1,234.40
  37. The Gold Price Lost $3.30 to Close at $1,243.50
  38. IN PICTURES: Pandora World Heart Day brunch
  39. Citizen and Katherine Jenkins unite for new brand campaign
  40. The Gold Price Closed Down at $1,229.90
  41. Bijorhca Paris enjoys successful show
  42. Gold price on 01/10/14 (AM) £23.99 per GM
  43. Fog Bandit helps deter Argyll Arcade robbers
  44. Gold Price Tumbled $10.40 to End Comex at $1,215.30, down 0.8%
  45. IN PICTURES: Bulgari 'Chiming Time' exhibition
  46. Personalised brand Joulberry opens first showroom
  47. Tresor Paris unveils new crystal ranges in first TV advert
  48. Carat* makes debut appearance on Paris Fashion Week catwalk
  49. Seiko launches new multi-media campaign
  50. Silver and Gold Prices Closed Lower with Gold Ending at $1,237.40
  51. Gold Silver Ratio is not Confirming Lower Prices in Gold and Silver
  52. Palladium price on 01/10/14 £15.283 per GM
  53. The Gold Price Closed Lower at $1,246.80
  54. The Gold Price Closed Above it's 200 Day Moving Average at $1,288.70
  55. September is Nearly Always a Supremely Strong Month for Silver and Gold Prices
  56. Gold Price Bounced Smartly Up Off the Low
  57. Gold Price Closed at $1233.60 Up $3.70
  58. Laings releases statement following Argyll raid
  59. Esoteric Luxury develops further with e-tail site
  60. The Gold Price Fell $1.20 this Week Ending at $1,214.10
  61. Ruthenium price on 01/10/14 £1.214 per GM
  62. Esoteric Luxury launches new website
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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