Latest:
  1. Social media boost for Sponsor a Goldsmith project
  2. Gold price on 24/07/14 (AM) £24.556 per GM
  3. Ruthenium price on 24/07/14 £1.294 per GM
  4. MPs visit New Designers 2014
  5. The Gold Price Added $4.60 to Close at $1,326.40
  6. The Gold Price Smashed Three Resistance Levels to Close Higher at $1,313.70
  7. It Appears Silver and Gold Prices Will Correct this Week
  8. The Gold Price Rose $1.40 this Week Closing at $1,320.40
  9. Silver and Gold Prices May Spend a Couple of Weeks Correcting, Get Ready for Sale Prices
  10. The Gold Price Inched Up Closing at $1,322.20
  11. Buckley plots store opening as H1 sales climb 40%
  12. Silver and Gold Prices are Coming Off Overbought Conditions, So it is Logical for them to Fall Further
  13. Platinum price on 24/07/14 £27.781 per GM
  14. The Gold Price Climbed Above it's 300 Day Moving Average Closing at $1,338.70
  15. The Gold Price Closed $7.80 Higher at $1,323.80
  16. The Gold Price Rose $4.50 to Close at $1,313.70
  17. So Jewellery adds Marry Me card to Occasions line
  18. Silver price on 24/07/14 £393.846 per KG
  19. Retail sales rebound 46% in positive July report
  20. Precedent setting Standard for Responsible Mining released
  21. Rhodium price on 24/07/14 £23.55 per GM
  22. Palladium price on 24/07/14 £16.435 per GM
  23. The Gold Price Shot Skyward, Up $17.10 to Close at $1,316.70
  24. The Gold Price Rose Today Closing at $1,317.60
  25. Gold Price Could Drop to $1,290 and Stop, or Spike to $1,280 and Scare Every Gold Bug to Death
  26. Inhorgenta Munich presents jewellery and watches for children and young people
  27. Iridium price on 24/07/14 £11.783 per GM
  28. 9ct gold rockets 40% in Q2 hallmarking figures
  29. The Gold Price is in an Unbroken Rally from 1 June Closing Up at $1,337
  30. UK jewellery and watch industries worth GBP5bn
  31. Goldsmiths' Fair reveals breakfast talks line-up
  32. The Gold Price Closed at $1,316.00 Down 50 cents
  33. Rebecca to take on leather charm bracelet market
  34. In Pictures: CMJ Media reveal autumn/ winter 14 collections
  35. The Gold Price Rose $2.80 to Close at $1,321.80
  36. Swatch invests GBP90.8m in new Harry Winston line
  37. The Gold Price Rose $42.90 this Week Closing at $1,316.60
  38. Kowalski to retire from Tiffany & Co. CEO role
  39. Retailers prepare for Trollbeads Day on August 1
  40. Would Not Surprise Me if Gold and Silver Prices Corrected Next Week
  41. Gem-A appoints Vivien Johnston as ethics manager
  42. New automated silver price fix mechanism announced
  43. Gold price on 23/07/14 (PM) £24.669 per GM
  44. Unbranded gold sales climb 27% at Stubbs & Co.
  45. Buckley Jewellery Limited reports growth and announces new store opening
  46. Casio G-Shock announces new series of Crazy Gold Watches
  47. The Gold Price Closed Down $9.40 at $1,296.90
  48. Gemfields ups transparency on stone reports
  49. The Gold Price Closed Down Near the Uptrend Line at $1,306.10
  50. The Gold Price Closed Higher at $1,320.90
  51. Silver and Gold Prices Both Rose Today with the Gold Price Closing at $1,330.70
  52. Both Silver and Gold Prices Closed Right on Their Uptrend Lines, Gold Closed at $1,304.50
  53. Silver and Gold Prices Blew Hot and Cold
  54. The Gold Price Lost $6.10 Today Closing at $1,316.10
  55. Goldsmiths’ Fair announces new events
  56. Scottish retail sees high real term 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 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