Latest:
  1. High jewellery watch exhibition to land at SalonQP
  2. Entry deadline extended for BJA Membership Awards
  3. IN PICTURES: Bulgari 'Chiming Time' exhibition
  4. Theo Fennell showcases work of winning RCA students
  5. Lolo & Galago to trial precious metal 3D printer
  6. Tresor Paris unveils new crystal ranges in first TV advert
  7. Peculiar Vintage branches out with Brighton shop
  8. Seiko launches new multi-media campaign
  9. GIA team explores Montepuez ruby mining operation
  10. Gold price on 02/10/14 (PM) £24.175 per GM
  11. The Gold Price Remains Oversold Adding $3.40 Closing Today at $1,217.50
  12. GIA launches lower-cost fee structure for QA tests
  13. Fog Bandit helps deter Argyll Arcade robbers
  14. The Gold Price Closed Down at $1,229.90
  15. Boticca reveals rebrand and executive appointments
  16. Esoteric Luxury develops further with e-tail site
  17. Laings releases statement following Argyll raid
  18. The Gold Price Closed Above it's 200 Day Moving Average at $1,288.70
  19. Iridium price on 02/10/14 £11.976 per GM
  20. The Gold Price Gained $1.50 Closing Comex at $1,216.80
  21. Copyright history made as IP Act becomes law
  22. Gold Silver Ratio is not Confirming Lower Prices in Gold and Silver
  23. Boticca unveils rebranded image and new website
  24. Silver and Gold Prices Lower with the Gold Price Closing at $1,218.60
  25. The Gold Price Rose $4.20 to $1,221.00 on Comex
  26. Gold Price Tumbled $10.40 to End Comex at $1,215.30, down 0.8%
  27. Rhodium price on 02/10/14 £24.258 per GM
  28. Gold Price Closed at $1233.60 Up $3.70
  29. Esoteric Luxury launches new website
  30. Gold Price Made a V-Bottom Overnight at $1258
  31. Silver and Gold Prices Have Both Reached Their Line in the Sand
  32. Personalised brand Joulberry opens first showroom
  33. The Gold Price Dropped $7.00 to Close $1,210.50
  34. Domino stages Christmas VM seminar for retailers
  35. Theo Fennell boutique to host RCA student showcase
  36. Diamonfire launches new vintage inspired collection
  37. Silver and Gold Prices Rose with the Gold Price Up 0.34 Percent at $1,214.60
  38. The Gold Price Fell $1.20 this Week Ending at $1,214.10
  39. The Gold Price Lost $13.10 Closing at 1252.70
  40. The Gold Price Lost $3.30 to Close at $1,243.50
  41. The Gold Price Closed Lower at $1,246.80
  42. Palladium price on 02/10/14 £15.458 per GM
  43. Ruthenium price on 02/10/14 £1.222 per GM
  44. 14% of men unhappy with engagement ring purchase
  45. Silver price on 02/10/14 £338.708 per KG
  46. Downton-effect pushes interest in Art Deco jewels
  47. Gold price on 02/10/14 (AM) £24.143 per GM
  48. The Gold Price Gave Back a Lethargic $3.80 to Close at $1,265.10
  49. Gold Price Bounced Smartly Up Off the Low
  50. The Gold Price was Holding Steady Until the FOMC Report Closing Down at $1,234.40
  51. Alex and Ani revenue jumps 5,200% in three years
  52. Citizen and Katherine Jenkins unite for new brand campaign
  53. All is in Place for a September Gold Price Rally
  54. The Gold Price Rose $2.60 Today on Comex and Ended at $1,221.20
  55. Gem Diamonds 198ct white diamond sells for GBP6.5m
  56. The Gold Price Closed Unchanged at $1,285.80
  57. Chopard chief executive scoops fashion award
  58. Made London returns
  59. Silver and Gold Prices Closed Lower with Gold Ending at $1,237.40
  60. SalonQP launches Gems of Time exhibition
  61. Platinum price on 02/10/14 £25.327 per GM
  62. Silver and Gold Prices Gained with the Gold Price Closing at $1,235.20
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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