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  1. The Gold Price Lost 40 Cents to Close at $1,214.20
  2. The Gold Price Lost $4.90 Today Closing at $1,224.30
  3. The Gold Price Rose 0.35 Percent Closing at $1,233.60
  4. Trollbeads reveals first-ever UK concept store
  5. The Gold Price Rose $28.80 this Week or 2.4 Percent to Close at $1,221
  6. Shoppers get creative with Monica Vinader web tool
  7. Noudar Jewels to make its mark on Harrods
  8. Pandora supports armed forces charity with charm
  9. WatchShop.com recognised by inclusion in Google Certified Shops programme
  10. Silver price on 31/10/14 £323.276 per KG
  11. Platinum price on 31/10/14 £24.717 per GM
  12. Citizen unveils global campaign
  13. The Gold Price Closed Down $7.10 this Week Ending at $1,231.20
  14. The Gold Price Has Progressed Up into its September Trading Channel Closing at $1,240.50
  15. Rare red and pink diamonds shine for Rio Tinto
  16. The Gold Price Closed at $1,205.30 then Shot Up $18.30 in the Aftermarket to $1,223.60
  17. Trollbeads announces first UK concept store
  18. The Gold Price Lost $2.10 Closing at $1,229.10
  19. Monica Vinader launches responsive customisation tool on website
  20. The Gold Price Remains Oversold Adding $3.40 Closing Today at $1,217.50
  21. Harrods reveals official partnership with Salon QP
  22. Silver and Gold Prices Higher with the Gold Price Closing at $1,229.30
  23. Jade Jagger forges ahead with UK market push
  24. British Retail Consortium seeks fundamental business rates reform
  25. The Gold Price Went Over the Cliff $22.00 to End at $1,192.20
  26. Silver and Gold Prices Rose with the Gold Price Up 0.34 Percent at $1,214.60
  27. The Gold Price Closed Down $16.30 Today Closing at $1,228.50
  28. Shore Projects launches Westfield pop-up shop
  29. EXCLUSIVE: Thomas Sabo unveils first TV adverts
  30. The Gold Price Ranged from $1,222.20 to $1,235.50 Ending Up at $1,229.20
  31. The Gold Price Rose Back to $1,244 Up $5.70 on the Comex
  32. Harrods turnover grows by 11%
  33. Diamond Bourses reject World Diamond Council AGM
  34. Silver and Gold Prices are Steadily Advancing with the Gold Price Closing Up at $1,244.10
  35. SV Gems NV and Proserto SA granted RJC certification
  36. UKTI reduces international trade show support
  37. On the Comex the Gold Price Dove $27.00 to End at $1,171.10
  38. The Gold Price Closed $5.00 Higher Closing on the Comex at $1,211.70
  39. The Gold Price Lost 2.14 Percent to Close at $1,198.10
  40. IN PICTURES: Bering press day
  41. Blue Nile international sales jump 25.6% in Q3
  42. Rio Tinto supports Indian initiative with TV ads
  43. IN PICTURES: London Rocks Kick Starter Event
  44. Ruthenium price on 31/10/14 £1.174 per GM
  45. Buckley Jewellery gears up for Westfield boutique
  46. The Gold Price Lost $6.20 Today Ending at $1,244.80
  47. Gold Price Sprang Up $14.50 or 1.19% Percent to $1,206.70
  48. Buckley Jewellery to open first retail shop
  49. The Gold Price Rose $7.00 Closing at $1,241.00
  50. Foundations set for Birmingham Assay Office build
  51. Iridium price on 31/10/14 £11.317 per GM
  52. The Gold Price Rose a Sizzling $19.30 Today to Close at $1,224.60
  53. Marco Bicego unveils new additions to signature GOA collection
  54. The Gold Price Climbed Over Two Crucial Resistance Levels this Week Closing at $1,238.30
  55. Fourth Avenue and Pursuit scoop Retail Innovation award
  56. Goldsmiths Company launches new directory service
  57. Argento hit by Pandora Christmas jewellery robbery
  58. The Gold Price Dropped $7.00 to Close $1,210.50
  59. Gold price on 31/10/14 (PM) £23.444 per GM
  60. Rhodium price on 31/10/14 £25.078 per GM
  61. Gold price on 31/10/14 (AM) £23.581 per GM
  62. Palladium price on 31/10/14 £15.794 per GM
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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