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  1. Record breaking pearl necklace hits £3m at auction
  2. IN PICS: AW15 Press Days
  3. Gold Prices Closed on the Comex at $1,152.10 Up $1.40 or 0.12 Percent
  4. Gold Price Lost $5.30 to Close Portentously Below $1,200 at $1,199.30
  5. Laings of Glasgow celebrates diamond month
  6. Astrid & Miyu launches in Fenwick Tunbridge Wells
  7. The Gold Price Lost $5.00 Closing at $1,148.30
  8. COLLECTION: Bee Goddess presents Swords range
  9. Antique watches stolen in Hampstead burglary
  10. The Gold Price Lost $15.00 Today Ending on the Comex at $1,184.80
  11. March UK retail sales reveal increase
  12. The Gold Price Lost $8.00 Closing at $1,210.60
  13. Jewellers warned to be vigilant of travelling fraudsters
  14. Time to Buy Silver and Gold
  15. The Gold Price Gained 70 cents Closing at $1,153.30
  16. Kohatu + Petros launches spring collection
  17. Chanel chooses Net-A-Porter for fine jewel launch
  18. Drakes Group reveal plans for Truro Pandora store
  19. Gold Price Rose $4.90 or 0.04 Percent Today Closing at $1,202.90
  20. Palladium price on 17/04/15 £16.654 per GM
  21. Hallmarking dips in March 2015
  22. View from the Shopfloor: Michael Matthews Jewellery
  23. The Gold Price Gained $8.70 or 0.73 Percent Today Closing at $1,201.50
  24. NAG reveal top speakers for June EDF congress
  25. Ruthenium price on 17/04/15 £1.077 per GM
  26. Nude Jewellery extends competition deadline
  27. Platinum price on 17/04/15 £24.885 per GM
  28. The Swiss franc fallout
  29. Gold price on 17/04/15 (PM) £25.793 per GM
  30. LDB offers support to Hatton Garden following raid
  31. Gold Price Chart from Mid-March Till Now Shows a Nice Steep Uptrend
  32. RJC celebrates success of 2015 AGM in Mumbai
  33. The Gold Price Rose $11 Closing Above $1,200 at $1,204.60
  34. Silver price on 17/04/15 £350.25 per KG
  35. Nana Fink looks to break into the UK luxury market
  36. EXCLUSIVE: Endless returns to JWB
  37. The Gold Price Lost $9.50 to Close at 1,193.60
  38. Gold price on 17/04/15 (AM) £25.78 per GM
  39. The Gold Price Lost $7.20 or 0.60 Percent Closing at $1,200.90
  40. Rhodium price on 17/04/15 £24.451 per GM
  41. Coloured gems and solitaires reign at Bonhams sale
  42. March footfall figures best for a year
  43. Gemfields emeralds shine in design collaboration
  44. Gemporia launches in House of Fraser
  45. RJC celebrates tenth AGM in Mumbai
  46. TH March launches Make Your Mark jewellery design competition
  47. BJA launch Fairtrade design contest
  48. EXCLUSIVE: London Rocks launches new website
  49. Furrer Jacot appointment to bolster focus on UK market
  50. Silver and Gold Prices Lost Momentum With the Gold Price Closing Losing $1.70 at $1,183.10
  51. UK online sales up 12% in positive March report
  52. The Gold Price Closed Comex $3.20 Higher at $1,188.00
  53. The Gold Price Added $5.60 Closing Up at $1,197.00
  54. Gemporia lands in House of Fraser with new range
  55. EXCLUSIVE: Chalfen appointed UK distributor for Leo Wittwer
  56. Gold Price Turned Around Clearing Resistance Levels
  57. VIDEO: Met Police reveal details of Hatton Garden robbery
  58. Maplin UK Ltd asks customers to be aware of slanderer
  59. Silver and Gold Prices Managed Only to Slow Their Rate of Fall this Week
  60. The Gold Price Rose $3.10 then Up $20.40 in Aftermarket
  61. Gold Price Tumbled $6.50 or 0.54% Closing at $1,192.80
  62. Wigan hit by second smash and grab in two weeks
  63. The Gold Price Closed Up $17.70 or 1.5 Percent at $1,169.10
  64. The Gold Price Touched it's 50 Day Moving Average Closing Up $7.80 at $1,204.80
  65. IMAGE GALLERY: Police release CCTV images of Hatton Garden heist
  66. Etsy partners with British Library for Wonderland design competition
  67. Met Police confirm they did not respond to initial Hatton Garden alarm call
  68. Gemfields mines 9.9m carats in Q1 2015 report
  69. The Gold Price Gained $15.00 this Week Closing at $1,199.80
  70. BJA partners with Fairtrade Gold for ‘I Do’ design competition
  71. The Gold Price Rose $3.70 Today Closing at $1,191.70
  72. Links of London launches Wimbledon collection
  73. London Diamond Bourse to offer support to those affected by Hatton Garden heist
  74. Gold Price Lost $3.50 or 0.3 Percent Closing at $1,198.00
  75. Iridium price on 17/04/15 £12.491 per GM
  76. Jewellers warned to be vigilant following North West robberies
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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.

Through BJA membership, individuals and businesses can acquire the representation, savings, recognition, knowledge and exposure required to help their businesses grow in the UK and abroad.

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