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  1. Trollbeads appoints interim UK managing director
  2. H&T retail sales up 24% in 2014 financial report
  3. Diamonfire releases new charm collection
  4. The Gold Price Lost $1.80 Today Closing at $1,262.00
  5. Gift card sales continue to climb in Q4 2014 stats
  6. Hong Kong International Jewellery Show gears up for 32nd edition
  7. Bransom incorporates cloud technology into new system
  8. Kings Hill Jewellery unveils rebrand
  9. CMJ predicts £150m turnover as 2015 excels
  10. The Gold Price Declined $4.10 on the Comex to $1,200.30
  11. Lily Kamper shortlisted for WGSN Global Award
  12. The Gold Price Closed $3.70 Lower at $1,204.00
  13. Gold Prices Fell with the Gold Price Ending at $1,200.60
  14. Goldsmiths' Craft & Design Awards winners honoured
  15. Silver price on 05/03/15 £340.026 per KG
  16. Platinum price on 05/03/15 £25.028 per GM
  17. Joanna Lumley to star in Assetsure radio campaign
  18. GIA and De Beers to discuss synthetics at GemFest
  19. The Gold Price Rose $1.10 to $1,220.10
  20. IJL KickStart application deadline closing in two weeks
  21. IJL Special Awards presented at GCDC Awards ceremony
  22. G-Shock Premium launches limited edition timepiece
  23. RetailTRUST launches youth unemployment initiative
  24. Silver and Gold Prices Rose Today with the Gold Price Closing at $1,263.80
  25. Etsy files for IPO
  26. The Gold Price Backed Off $9.20 or 0.74 Percent to Close at $1,231.60
  27. Shop prices remain deflationary
  28. Rhodium price on 05/03/15 £24.981 per GM
  29. The Gold Price Ended the Day $4.90 Lower at $1,207.70
  30. DFHK launches Natural Diamonds Quality Assurance Mark
  31. Rosie Sanders updates range with tropical hardwood
  32. Bransom connects to the cloud for new system
  33. The Gold Price Lost $2.30 Closing at $1,276.20
  34. Heimerle + Meule Group debuts wedding ring configurator
  35. Forevermark boosts doors by 20% in positive 2014
  36. The Gold Price Slid $12.60 Closing at $1,219
  37. Clogau announced as headline sponsor of UKJAs
  38. Forevermark enjoys 20% retail store growth
  39. The Gold Price Snatched Back $7.40 Ending at $1,207.10
  40. Today the Gold Price Jumped Up $23.90 or 1.9 Percent to $1,278.50
  41. Palladium price on 05/03/15 £17.474 per GM
  42. Mondaine unveils first Swiss-made smartwatch
  43. The Gold Price Rose 0.72 Percent or $8.60 to $1,209.60, Throwing a Leg Over that $1,205 Resistance
  44. Ruthenium price on 05/03/15 £1.19 per GM
  45. Faraone Mennella joins QVC jewellery line-up
  46. Iridium price on 05/03/15 £12.282 per GM
  47. The Gold Price Closed Down $3.40 to $1,196.90
  48. The Gold Price Lost $31.30 or 2.4 Percent to Close at $1,254.60
  49. The Gold Price Rose $4.10 or 0.34 Percent Today to $1,201
  50. GIA and De Beers discuss synthetic diamonds
  51. Kings Hill Jewellery toasts rebranded shop opening
  52. Retailers lose £1.8bn as disabled turn elsewhere
  53. The Gold Price Lost $16.50 or 1.29 Percent Today Closing at $1,259.70
  54. Gold price on 05/03/15 (PM) £25.354 per GM
  55. Hong Kong International Jewellery Show opens its doors
  56. The Gold Price Dropped $2.70 or 0.22 Percent Today Ending the Week at $1,204.40
  57. Gold Prices Closed Higher for the Week Ending at $1,212.60
  58. Watchfinder reports £36m turnover in 2014
  59. Houlden Group plots public-facing marketing plan
  60. The Gold Price Lost $8.40 Today to Close at $1,199.70
  61. IN PICS: Goldsmiths' Craft & Design Awards 2015
  62. Trollbeads appoints interim UK managing director
  63. IN PICS: Babette Wasserman AW15 press day
  64. Gold price on 05/03/15 (AM) £25.285 per GM
  65. Timex supports WWF Earth Hour
  66. Guess Watches debuts smartwatch
  67. The Gold Price Rose $6.50 Ending the Week at $1,226.60
  68. Gold Price Above the Twice-Proven Uptrend Line from the November Bottom
  69. The Gold Price Closed at $1,226.50
  70. Endless Jewelry reveals mono brand store plans
  71. The Gold Price Rose 0.56 Percent or $6.90 to Close at $1,240.80
  72. Rosie Sanders unveils new couture collection
  73. Nomos Glashütte receives Goldene Unruh wins
  74. The Camden Watch Company wins new stockists
  75. GCDC 2015 award winners unveiled
  76. The Gold Price Lost 2.23 Percent Today Closing at $1,233.90
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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 in 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