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  1. IN PICTURES: Rock Vault SS15
  2. The Gold Price Closed Unchanged at $1,285.80
  3. The Gold Price Climbed $1.10 to Close at $1,313.90
  4. New Assay Office Birmingham construction well underway
  5. Iridium price on 16/09/14 £12.121 per GM
  6. Silver price on 16/09/14 £370.923 per KG
  7. Dazzle plots return to London's gallery@oxo
  8. Platinum price on 16/09/14 £27.042 per GM
  9. Gold Price Made a V-Bottom Overnight at $1258
  10. Jo Henderson launches jewellery consultancy firm
  11. All is in Place for a September Gold Price Rally
  12. Carat* signs five shop-in-shops at positive IJL
  13. Gem-A announces new sponsors for Conference 2014
  14. The Gold Price Sits on the Buying Opportunity of 2014
  15. Gold Price Closed at $1233.60 Up $3.70
  16. The Gold Price Lost $3.30 to Close at $1,243.50
  17. Benevolent Beards launches hunt for 10 diamonds
  18. The Gold Price Dropped $19.70 to $1,273.70 Good Day for Buyers
  19. Pandora secures Japanese distribution partnership
  20. London’s Dazzle contemporary jewellery selling exhibition returns to gallery@oxo
  21. The Gold Price Dropped $2.60 Closing at $1,295.10
  22. The Gold Price Reached $1,291.90 Today, Falling Back to Close Comex at $1,283.80
  23. The Gold Price Gave Up $6.80 on the Comex Closing at $1.297.70
  24. The Gold Price Lost $4.40 this Week Closing at $1,304.50
  25. The Gold Price Climbed $4.00 to $1,312.80
  26. Gemworld Munich 2014 approaches
  27. Cookson Gold launches new multi-platform website
  28. Rhodium price on 16/09/14 £25.351 per GM
  29. My Flash Trash to take on Etsy with Mall platform
  30. Buddha to Buddha sponsor the IWC Class 1 World Powerboat Championships
  31. The Gold Price Closed Lower at $1,246.80
  32. Mococo answers call for affordable bridal range
  33. Former Alfred Terry employee revives collections
  34. The Gold Price Gave Back a Lethargic $3.80 to Close at $1,265.10
  35. Gold price on 16/09/14 (AM) £24.618 per GM
  36. Silver and Gold Prices Seem Determined to Hold on Here
  37. CMJ reveals keynote speakers for October Business Conference
  38. Gold Price has Traded Out into the Nose of an Even Sided Triangle Since July
  39. The Gold Price Closed Above it's 200 Day Moving Average at $1,288.70
  40. Silver and Gold Prices Closed Lower with Gold Ending at $1,237.40
  41. Gold price on 16/09/14 (PM) £24.439 per GM
  42. Palladium price on 16/09/14 £16.606 per GM
  43. September is Nearly Always a Supremely Strong Month for Silver and Gold Prices
  44. Pandora signs Japanese distribution deal
  45. Ruthenium price on 16/09/14 £1.254 per GM
  46. WGC plans push for China gold market and demand
  47. The Gold Price Closed Down at $1,229.90
  48. Gem-A confirms sponsors for 2014 conference
  49. Carat* reveals new collections and shop-in-shop openings
  50. New Birmingham Assay Office building taking shape
  51. Gold Silver Ratio is not Confirming Lower Prices in Gold and Silver
  52. Grace & Co to open second Pandora concept store
  53. Silver and Gold Prices Have Both Reached Their Line in the Sand
  54. The Gold Price Lost $13.10 Closing at 1252.70
  55. Footfall dips in August despite rise in sales
  56. Fairtrade seeks industry input to improve Standard
  57. Fairtrade announces formal consultation process on aligning its Standard for Gold with international sourcing regulations
  58. Silver and Gold Prices Gained with the Gold Price Closing at $1,235.20
  59. MyFlashTrash aims to take on Etsy with the launch of MyFlashTrash Mall
  60. Shop vacancy rates decline in first half of 2014 although North/South divide remains
  61. Gerald Ratner to headline UK Jewellery Conference
  62. Cookson Gold unveils new format website
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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