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Simon Rainer receives Freeman of The Goldsmith’s Company

Simon Rainer receives Freeman of The Goldsmith’s Company

Jewellery consultant and former chief executive officer of the British Jewellers Association, Simon Rainer, has received the Freedom of the Goldsmith’s Company. At a grand ceremony held at Goldsmith’s Hall on April 5, Rainer was given the honorary title. The Goldsmiths’ Company is one of the Twelve Great Livery Companies of the City of London originating

NAJ enjoys record number of applications at J&W show

57 members of the jewellery industry applied to become NAJ members following the National Association of Jewellers take-over day at Jewellery & Watch. The Association presented the  first ever NAJ Live event on the Tuesday at Jewellery & Watch, offering visitors at the NEC insight into making and saving money in the jewellery industry. During

HOT 100 2015 TRAILBLAZERS: Unification Committee

Special commendation for 2015 – The British Jewellers Association and National Association of Goldsmiths’. Congratulations to the British Jewellers’ Association and National Association of Goldsmiths’ unification committee. Thanks to the hard work, commitment and dedication of these six individuals, members of the British Jewellers’ Association and the National Association of Goldsmiths made the historic decision

Simon Johnson nominated NAJ chairman

Co-owner of independent retail jeweller Marmalade and current vice chairman of the National Association of Jewellers, Simon Johnson, has been nominated as chairman of the trade association. At the Associations first meeting of 2016, Gary Wroe, NAJ chairman, announced the National Committee’s intention to nominate Simon Johnson to be the chairman of the Association. Johnson

HOT 100 2015: BJA and NAG unification committee receive special commendation

In recognition of their incredible achievements uniting the British Jewellers’ Association and the National Association of Goldsmiths, Professional Jeweller opted to give its first ever ‘Special Commendation’ to the BJA and NAG Unification Committee in this year’s Hot 100.  Counted outside of the traditional Hot 100, these six individuals are recognised for their hard work

Flora Bhattachary launches new Baoli collection at IJL

Fine jewellery designer Flora Bhattachary has launched her new Baoli collection at International Jewellery London. Bhattachary is one of the 10 designers selected by the BJA and IJL to showcase their work on the Kick Start stand at IJL in 2015 and has already been highly commended for ‘Visual Impact’ in this year’s Editor’s Choice

National Association of Jewellers uses IJL to unveil new logo and mission statement

The National Association of Jewellers (NAJ) has launched its official logo at International Jewellery London (IJL), highlighting an industry-wide ethical code of inclusivity and of consumer confidence. The new logo is based upon the familiar National Association of Goldsmiths (NAG) coat of arms, featuring St Dunstan, the patron saint of goldsmiths. Michael Rawlinson, CEO of the

Michael Rawlinson named inaugural chief executive of National Association of Jewellers

The British Jewellers’ Association (BJA) and the National Association of Goldsmiths (NAG) Unification Working Party has today named Michael Rawlinson as the inaugural chief executive officer of the National Association of Jewellers. Currently the chief executive of the NAG, Rawlinson was chosen following a “comprehensive selection process involving interviews and presentations of proposed visions and

Harriet Kelsall design assistant wins Fairtrade Gold bridal ring competition

Jessica Mead, a design assistant at Harriet Kelsall Bespoke Jewellery in Cambridge, has won the British Jewellers’ Association ‘I Do’ Fairtrade Gold ring design competition. The competition, which was launched in April by the BJA, The Fairtrade Foundation, Hockley Mint and Clark Diamonds, aims to increase the use of Fairtrade gold by encouraging designers to

Patrick Fuller promises to address concerns of doubtful BJA and NAG members

Patrick Fuller, who was been named as the first president of the National Association of Jewellers last week, says that the merger of the BJA and NAG to create the NAJ is a move he has long believed was vital for the industry and the two associations. The chairman of WB The Creative Jewellery Group