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  1. The Gold Price Gained $1.50 Closing Comex at $1,216.80
  2. Silver and Gold Prices Lower with the Gold Price Closing at $1,218.60
  3. Voting now open for BJA membership awards
  4. The Gold Price Closed at $1,205.30 then Shot Up $18.30 in the Aftermarket to $1,223.60
  5. The Gold Price Rose a Sizzling $19.30 Today to Close at $1,224.60
  6. London Jewellery Workshop launches certified diploma at its Shoreditch workshop
  7. EC One reveals 2014 Unsigned competition finalists
  8. Holts Academy launches new 'Evening With' series
  9. The Gold Price Rose 0.35 Percent Closing at $1,233.60
  10. The Gold Price Rose $7.00 Closing at $1,241.00
  11. Awards and new hires light up NPA conference
  12. Consumer confidence hits three year high
  13. Ruthenium price on 22/10/14 £1.165 per GM
  14. Platinum price on 22/10/14 £25.463 per GM
  15. Rhodium price on 22/10/14 £24.724 per GM
  16. Silver and Gold Prices are Steadily Advancing with the Gold Price Closing Up at $1,244.10
  17. The Gold Price Lost $6.20 Today Ending at $1,244.80
  18. Green + Benz hosts ‘Meet the Designer’ event with Andrew Geoghegan
  19. Gold price on 22/10/14 (PM) £24.93 per GM
  20. Gold Price Sprang Up $14.50 or 1.19% Percent to $1,206.70
  21. The Gold Price Rose Back to $1,244 Up $5.70 on the Comex
  22. 2015 UK Jewellery Awards now open for entries
  23. Gold price on 22/10/14 (AM) £25.002 per GM
  24. Gem-A releases the latest Journal of Gemmology
  25. Gemfields turns Kagem emerald mine into profitable operation
  26. IN PICTURES: Pandora Christmas collection
  27. The Gold Price Dropped $7.00 to Close $1,210.50
  28. The Gold Price Lost 40 Cents to Close at $1,214.20
  29. The Gold Price Climbed Over Two Crucial Resistance Levels this Week Closing at $1,238.30
  30. Silver and Gold Prices Higher with the Gold Price Closing at $1,229.30
  31. Sarah Ho unveils new collection in collaboration with William & Son
  32. Palladium price on 22/10/14 £15.519 per GM
  33. The Gold Price Rose $28.80 this Week or 2.4 Percent to Close at $1,221
  34. Gold Price Tumbled $10.40 to End Comex at $1,215.30, down 0.8%
  35. Endless drives marketing with Lotus F1 sponsorship
  36. Memorial unveiled at Westminster Abbey for Birmingham Assay Office Founder
  37. Footfall drops in September
  38. Gold Price Bounced Smartly Up Off the Low
  39. The Gold Price Fell $1.20 this Week Ending at $1,214.10
  40. Silver price on 22/10/14 £346.392 per KG
  41. The Gold Price Rose $4.20 to $1,221.00 on Comex
  42. Iridium price on 22/10/14 £11.655 per GM
  43. 'Groundbreaking' Matrix 8 lands in UK market
  44. Endless Jewelry signs deal with Lotus F1 Team
  45. VIDEO: NAG Security Conference - Michael Rawlinson's view
  46. Iconic jewels set for Dreweatts & Bloomsbury sale
  47. Warmer summer slows annual online sales growth
  48. NPA appoints new member ambassadors
  49. Silver and Gold Prices Rose with the Gold Price Up 0.34 Percent at $1,214.60
  50. The Gold Price Rose $2.60 Today on Comex and Ended at $1,221.20
  51. The Gold Price Went Over the Cliff $22.00 to End at $1,192.20
  52. Leslie Davis hit by GBP1million distraction theft
  53. Click and Collect to hit GBP3bn festive high
  54. The Gold Price Closed $5.00 Higher Closing on the Comex at $1,211.70
  55. Imogen Belfield shines with Canadian launch
  56. CW Sellors to open festive pop-up at Chatsworth
  57. The Gold Price Has Progressed Up into its September Trading Channel Closing at $1,240.50
  58. Online voting open for BJA Member Awards 2014
  59. NPA welcomes two East Midlands Member Ambassadors
  60. Richemont wins High Court fight against fakes
  61. Asprey and Fope achieve RJC certification
  62. The Gold Price Remains Oversold Adding $3.40 Closing Today at $1,217.50
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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