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  1. NPA appoints new member ambassadors
  2. The Gold Price Lost $6.20 Today Ending at $1,244.80
  3. Richemont wins High Court fight against fakes
  4. The Gold Price Closed at $1,205.30 then Shot Up $18.30 in the Aftermarket to $1,223.60
  5. The Gold Price Rose $4.20 to $1,221.00 on Comex
  6. Platinum price on 23/10/14 £25.291 per GM
  7. Gold Price Tumbled $10.40 to End Comex at $1,215.30, down 0.8%
  8. IN PICTURES: Retail Jeweller's Inspiring Independents 2014
  9. Palladium price on 23/10/14 £15.503 per GM
  10. Gold Price Sprang Up $14.50 or 1.19% Percent to $1,206.70
  11. Costs continue to quell employment expansion
  12. 'Groundbreaking' Matrix 8 lands in UK market
  13. Endless Jewelry signs deal with Lotus F1 Team
  14. Silver price on 23/10/14 £342.116 per KG
  15. VIDEO: NAG Security Conference - Michael Rawlinson's view
  16. Gemfields turns Kagem emerald mine into profitable operation
  17. The Gold Price Closed $5.00 Higher Closing on the Comex at $1,211.70
  18. The Gold Price Rose $2.60 Today on Comex and Ended at $1,221.20
  19. The Gold Price Rose 0.35 Percent Closing at $1,233.60
  20. The Gold Price Rose a Sizzling $19.30 Today to Close at $1,224.60
  21. The Gold Price Went Over the Cliff $22.00 to End at $1,192.20
  22. 2015 UK Jewellery Awards now open for entries
  23. Silver and Gold Prices Lower with the Gold Price Closing at $1,218.60
  24. Goldsmiths Centre opens Setting Out applications
  25. The Gold Price Lost 40 Cents to Close at $1,214.20
  26. Warmer summer slows annual online sales growth
  27. Click and Collect to hit GBP3bn festive high
  28. Gold price on 23/10/14 (AM) £24.927 per GM
  29. The Gold Price Has Progressed Up into its September Trading Channel Closing at $1,240.50
  30. EC One reveals 2014 Unsigned competition finalists
  31. Rhodium price on 23/10/14 £24.724 per GM
  32. Gold price on 23/10/14 (PM) £24.753 per GM
  33. The Gold Price Climbed Over Two Crucial Resistance Levels this Week Closing at $1,238.30
  34. Iridium price on 23/10/14 £11.655 per GM
  35. Silver and Gold Prices Rose with the Gold Price Up 0.34 Percent at $1,214.60
  36. Silver and Gold Prices Higher with the Gold Price Closing at $1,229.30
  37. The Gold Price Remains Oversold Adding $3.40 Closing Today at $1,217.50
  38. EC One named RJ’s most Inspiring Independent
  39. Voting now open for BJA membership awards
  40. Government injects millions into fighting fakes
  41. Brazen Studios plots own label collection
  42. Sarah Ho unveils new collection in collaboration with William & Son
  43. IN PICTURES: Pandora Christmas collection
  44. Online voting open for BJA Member Awards 2014
  45. NPA welcomes two East Midlands Member Ambassadors
  46. Endless drives marketing with Lotus F1 sponsorship
  47. Silver and Gold Prices are Steadily Advancing with the Gold Price Closing Up at $1,244.10
  48. Holts Academy launches new 'Evening With' series
  49. Gem-A releases the latest Journal of Gemmology
  50. The Gold Price Gained $1.50 Closing Comex at $1,216.80
  51. The Gold Price Rose $28.80 this Week or 2.4 Percent to Close at $1,221
  52. Imogen Belfield shines with Canadian launch
  53. Memorial unveiled at Westminster Abbey for Birmingham Assay Office Founder
  54. The Gold Price Rose $7.00 Closing at $1,241.00
  55. CW Sellors to open festive pop-up at Chatsworth
  56. Exclusive: Houlden Group links up with JWB for Bridal Design Awards
  57. The Gold Price Rose Back to $1,244 Up $5.70 on the Comex
  58. Asprey and Fope achieve RJC certification
  59. Ruthenium price on 23/10/14 £1.165 per GM
  60. The Gold Price Dropped $7.00 to Close $1,210.50
  61. The Gold Price Closed Down $16.30 Today Closing at $1,228.50
  62. The Gold Price Fell $1.20 this Week Ending at $1,214.10
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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