British Hallmarking Council Established by Parliament to oversee hallmarking in the UK

New Hallmarking Dealer’s Notice to be introduced: The Dealer’s Notice, which must be displayed by all dealers supplying precious metal jewellery, is being updated to add two new marks, in a version that will be compulsory from 1 May 2020. The updated version incorporates: A new differentiated hallmark…

Local News & Business Profiles

St Paul’s Church in the Jewellery Quarter Birmingham

The Revd Canon Andrew Gorham, Interim Priest in Charge, writes ‘I arrived at St Paul’s 20 months ago. It has been a privilege to be part of the JQ and its vibrant…

‘Still’: Stories from the Jewellery Quarter

A new exhibition running from 26th October to 10th November, exploring the past and present experiences of those who spend their lives working in this important and historic area of Birmingham. Bringing…

St Paul’s Club Still Going Strong but no Longer in St Pauls Square

'By way of introduction my name is Dan Norman and I am the President of St Paul's Club. One of my members brought to my attention an edition of the Hockley Flyer…

Canal Adopted in Jewellery Quarter

The JQNF is adopting the Farmers Bridge flight of locks, most of which run through the JQ. The next session is Sun 6 October (11am) followed by Sat 2 Nov (1pm); Sun…

Local Jewellery Trade News

Vittoria Street Gallery – Space/Craft Exhibition

Exhibition: Monday 14th October – Friday 1st November 2019 Celebration and Artist Talk: Wednesday 30th October 2019 from 6pm –…

Hockley Mint Announce Change of Opening Hours

Hockley Mint have announced a change of opening hours from April 2019. This change is because a large number of…

New Building for University’s School of Jewellery

Birmingham City University’s School of Jewellery is set to expand, following a new building acquisition in the city’s St Paul’s…

People

Edinburgh Assay Office’s Chief Executive & Master Assumes International Chairman Role

Scott Walter, who is the Chief Executive and Master of the Edinburgh Assay Office will take up the role of Chairman of the…

Dr Timothy Schroder – Prime Warden of the Goldsmiths’ Company for a Second Term

Timothy Schroder, Prime Warden (2019-20) photo Judy Skupny. The Goldsmiths’ Company is pleased to announce that Dr Timothy Schroder…

Gary Wroe – Appointed New BAO Warden

Birmingham Assay Office is pleased to announce the appointment of a new trade Warden, Gary Wroe, Managing Director of Hockley Mint, following the…

Training & Education

Gem-A Accepted into SCIE Database

Leading gemmology education provider, Gem-A (the Gemmological Association of Great Britain) is pleased to announce…

The Latest Buzz from New Standard Works

On 19 June, during an evening awards ceremony being hosted in…

Birmingham Assay Office Creates New e-Learning Platform

Birmingham Assay Office has created an online hallmarking course, available on their e-Learning platform via…

Art & Lifestyle

Life’s Journey – The art of Katherine Mary Fryer 1910 – 2017

Exhibition at RBSA Gallery, Brook Street, Birmingham B3 1SA. 2nd – 21st September 2019 The…

Entertainment

Next chapter at The Blue Orange

The Blue Orange Theatre was officially opened in 2011 by Birmingham-based theatre producer Mark Webster and has since been run by Blue…

Food & Drinks

Under the Arches – Arch13 – First Birthday

‘May 10th 2019 marked the day that our little bar under the Arches turned one year old. (Arch 13). Of course, as…