Tag Archives: British Jewellers’ Association

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

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

IN PICTURES: Jewellery legends gather for historic unification meeting of NAG and BJA

Men and women with hundreds of years collective experience working in the British jewellery industry gathered at Goldsmiths’ Hall today to witness the historic unification of National Association of Goldsmiths and the British Jewellers’ Association. Over 90% of members from both association who were eligible to vote, supported the motions to merge. Years of negotiation from

Rare Pink excels in Richard Branson’s Pitch to Rich contest

London jewellery start-up company Rare Pink has reached the semi-finals of Richard Branson’s Pitch to Rich competition. Nikolay Piriankov, who founded Rare Pink while at university, impressed the public and the judges with his unique business pitch, while competing against 524 entrants in the ‘Grow’ category. Rare Pink has now been shortlisted for the top

FEATURE: An analysis of the silver market in 2015

Branded silver may have saved retailers during the dark days of the recession, but now optimism is surging and spend is returning could it be in for tough times of its own? We analyse the silver market from the perspective of bullion dealers, assay masters, manufacturers and brands to find out more.  Let’s start with

BJA launch Fairtrade design contest

Competition to support the Foundation's bridal 'I Do' campaign. The British Jewellers’ Association has combined forces with The Fairtrade Foundation, Hockley Mint and Clark Diamonds to further boost the Foundation’s I Do campaign with a design competition.   The competition launched this week at The British Craft Trade Fair and is calling on UK designers

PJ editor preps for BJA meet-and-greet at J&WB

Sarah Louise Jordan to chat to exhibitors and visitors on February 3. Professional Jeweller editor Sarah Louise Jordan will take part in the British Jewellers’ Association’s Meet the Editor scheme at Jewellery & Watch Birmingham 2015, in order to encourage communication between the media, exhibitors and visitors. Sarah Louise, who has been the editor of

Last call for BJA Membership Awards nominations

Deadline for entries across six categories closes on October 10. The British Jewellers’ Association (BJA) is calling for any final nominations for its annual BJA Membership Awards, ahead of the closing deadline on October 10. Nominations are welcome across six exciting categories, including Retailer of the Year, E-tailer of the Year, Supplier of the Year,

Smash and grab raids cost industry GBP5m in 2014

Seminar at IJL alerted retailers to three trends in organised crime. A group of industry experts urged retailers to be vigilant of organised crime gangs, smash n’ grab raids and credit card fraud during a seminar at International Jewellery London on Sunday, pointing to evidence that £9 million worth of luxury jewellery and watches has

BJA confirms launch date for new CSR framework

Jewellery-specific model to provide first steps in CSR from October. The British Jeweller’s Association outlined its plans to introduce a jewellery-specific Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) framework in October 2014, during a seminar at International Jewellery London (IJL) yesterday. During a talk designed to promote and explain the benefits of CSR practices, BJA chief executive officer