Latest:
  1. Pandora turns focus on men in 2015 marketing
  2. Bremont co-founders named TAAS ambassadors
  3. Stuart Laing to retire from Houlden after 40 years
  4. Comex Gold Price Closed $13.30 Lower at $1,279.40
  5. Inhorgenta attracts praise at busy 42nd edition
  6. Iridium price on 27/02/15 £12.153 per GM
  7. UCA alumni impress at Designer Crafts exhibition
  8. The Gold Price Lost $8.40 Today to Close at $1,199.70
  9. The Gold Price Lost $16.50 or 1.29 Percent Today Closing at $1,259.70
  10. The Gold Price Lost $5.80 Closing at $1,285.90
  11. Gucci appoints Stéphane Linder
  12. Northskull secures UK retail deal with Coe & Co
  13. The Gold Price Closed Down $3.40 to $1,196.90
  14. Rhodium price on 27/02/15 £24.708 per GM
  15. London Diamond Bourse enjoys successful first open day
  16. The Gold Price Lost 2.23 Percent Today Closing at $1,233.90
  17. The Gold Price Declined $4.10 on the Comex to $1,200.30
  18. Uno de 50 to open first UK store
  19. The Gold Price Rose $6.50 Ending the Week at $1,226.60
  20. Silver and Gold Prices Rose Today with the Gold Price Closing at $1,263.80
  21. Re-worked Serenity collection pays off for Fei Liu
  22. JewelStreet receives UKTI funding
  23. Clogau reports record-breaking results at spring trade events
  24. Jaguar and Bremont launch two new watches
  25. Patience Jewellery unveils Fern collection
  26. The Gold Price Lost $1.80 Today Closing at $1,262.00
  27. Ruthenium price on 27/02/15 £1.174 per GM
  28. The Gold Price Rose 0.72 Percent or $8.60 to $1,209.60, Throwing a Leg Over that $1,205 Resistance
  29. Birmingham Assay presents AnchorCert Analytical
  30. Fei Liu wins new accounts
  31. Mondaine unveils first Swiss-made smartwatch
  32. The Gold Price Closed at $1,226.50
  33. The Gold Price Rose $12.30 Closing at $1,291.70
  34. Platinum price on 27/02/15 £24.533 per GM
  35. Faberge plots interactive pop-up at Harrods
  36. Silver price on 27/02/15 £342.727 per KG
  37. The Gold Price Slid $12.60 Closing at $1,219
  38. Concept store takeover not on the cards at Pandora
  39. Palladium price on 27/02/15 £16.841 per GM
  40. I2i Events Group confirms Jewellery & Watch London will not go ahead this year
  41. Endless Jewelry reveals mono brand store plans
  42. Gold Price Above the Twice-Proven Uptrend Line from the November Bottom
  43. Weston Beamor sponsors New Designers exhibition award
  44. Gucci announces former TAG Heuer boss as CEO
  45. The Gold Price Lost $2.30 Closing at $1,276.20
  46. Heimerle + Meule Group debuts wedding ring configurator
  47. i2i Events cancels 2015 Jewellery & Watch London
  48. Fabergé returns to Harrods
  49. The Gold Price Lost $31.30 or 2.4 Percent to Close at $1,254.60
  50. The Gold Price Rose $4.10 or 0.34 Percent Today to $1,201
  51. Holts Academy unveil next series of ‘Evenings With’
  52. The Gold Price Snatched Back $7.40 Ending at $1,207.10
  53. The Gold Price Rose 0.56 Percent or $6.90 to Close at $1,240.80
  54. Endless reveals plans for first standalone stores
  55. Mococo team rewarded for soaraway success in 2014
  56. Wempe Glashutte unveils new designs ahead of Baselworld
  57. Kings Hill Jewellery unveils rebrand
  58. Gold Prices Closed Higher for the Week Ending at $1,212.60
  59. Lola Rose founder picks up MBE from Prince William
  60. Gold price on 27/02/15 (PM) £25.32 per GM
  61. The Gold Price Backed Off $9.20 or 0.74 Percent to Close at $1,231.60
  62. The Gold Price Rose $1.10 to $1,220.10
  63. Tateossian launches baby collection
  64. Festina Watches named Revolution Series timing partner
  65. Today the Gold Price Jumped Up $23.90 or 1.9 Percent to $1,278.50
  66. Houlden to re-brand as Jewellers of Excellence for B2C market
  67. Weston Beamor renews New Designers sponsorship
  68. Tessa Packard London releases new collection
  69. Gold price on 27/02/15 (AM) £25.167 per GM
  70. Hong Kong International Jewellery Show gears up for 32nd edition
  71. Jewellery & Watch Birmingham reports record-breaking rebook
  72. Assay Office Birmingham Analytical Laboratory rebrands as AnchorCert Analytical
  73. The Gold Price Dropped $2.70 or 0.22 Percent Today Ending the Week at $1,204.40
  74. UK government backs Jewelstreet overseas ambitions
  75. Stuart Laing to retire from Houlden
  76. Retailers report surprise dip in sales growth
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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