Michael Spiers director and gemologist Michael Cox has become an honorary member of the National Association of Jewellers (NAJ).

The honour recognises his dedication, expertise and service to the jewellery trade, joining other prestigious NAJ members, including past chairmen and vice presidents.

Michael Cox, a director of independent jewellery retailer Michael Spiers, has been working in the jewellery and diamond trade for over 50 years. As a leading gemologist, he regularly travels the world sourcing exquisite diamonds and rare gemstones for clients, travelling as far as Tel Aviv, Mumbai and Thailand.


Cox honed his diamantaire skills under the tutelage of the acclaimed London diamond expert and merchant, the late Moishe Frei. The NAJ honour is one of several major achievements in hos career, which includes his continued membership to the London Diamond Bourse and 2007 election to the World Federation of Diamond Bourses.

“It is a great privilege to become an honorary member of the National Association of Jewellers, recognised for 50 years of work in the industry,” comments Cox. “This is an organisation that represents all those involved in the creation of beautiful jewellery and builds client trust by maintaining the highest jewellery standards. It is very exciting to be part of, and honoured by, such a prestigious trade body.”

Michael Spiers director Adam Spiers, adds: “Michael’s knowledge and expertise in selecting diamonds has been a priceless asset to Michael Spiers. Our reputation for exquisite diamonds and gemstones spreads far beyond the South West, and this is largely due to Mr Cox. His wealth of buying experience translates into exceptional stones, which are handcrafted into beautiful jewellery.”