Can UV Light Kill Covid-19 Virus on Jewellery?

A current hot topic is how to kill Covid-19 to ensure that jewellery articles are safe to handle. Dippal Manchanda, Technical Director of AnchorCert Analytical, in the Birmingham Assay Office, said: “We have not found any scientific research data to support the claims that UV light kills Covid-19,…

Local News & Business Profiles

Setting an Award-winning Standard at New Standard Works

By Suzanne Carter, Community Outreach & Learning Manager at The Hive) At the end of February 2020, representatives from teams at Argent College, Ruskin Mill Land Trust and The Hive attended a…

We Love the Jewellery Quarter (& The Soda Bread Café)

Story and photos by Niel Black - HF Journalist & Resident ‘We first came to the JQ in March 2017. My wife’s job was relocating and we were looking for a new…

Re-introduction of Parking Charges From June 15

As aspects of daily life, including the way we move around the city, begin returning to normal, the city council will re-introduce parking charges and enforcement activities from June 15. Charges were…

JQ At Home

Jewellery Quarter Business Improvement District (JQBID) organise one-day online event celebrating the Quarter’s independent businesses On Saturday June 13, viewers can enjoy an exciting day filled with online entertainment within the safety…

Local Jewellery Trade News

Rainbow Bumble Bee Cufflinks

Deakin & Francis’ new limited-edition collection was inspired by the paintings of rainbows by children across the UK, to symbolise…

Own a Piece of History & Support Health Heroes

(The NHS Charities Together pin badges. #NHSthankyoupin) Vaughtons have designed and manufactured some of the world’s most coveted pieces of…

New Optional Rainbow Logo Hallmark

The Birmingham Assay Office is delighted to announce the launch of its special Rainbow Logo mark which has been created…

People

WJN Appoints Creative Director

The Women’s Jewellery Network has announced a new appointment to its senior directorate team, with the addition of jewellery industry media and events…

Rolf Picker New MD of Messe Muenchen do Brazil

Messe München has selected Rolf Pickert to become Managing Director of its Brazilian subsidiary, Messe Muenchen do Brasil Feiras Ltda, based in São…

New Interim Chief Executive for Birmingham City Council

Birmingham City Council (BCC) has today announced the appointment of Chris Naylor as its interim Chief Executive as part of an agreement with…

Training & Education

BAJ Launches Pins of Praise Competition

The British Academy of Jewellery is proud to announce the launch of its Pins of…

Birmingham Assay Office Free Access to Course

As everyone continues to socially self distance, it’s now more important than ever to stimulate…

BAJ Launches Short Course Programme for 2020

The British Academy of Jewellery has announced its programme of short courses for 2020. Running…

Art & Lifestyle

RBSA Gallery 20th Anniversary in JQ

Photo Swanpool Tavern, Aston, George Busby Celebrating 20 years at our…

Entertainment

JAZZ Festival Postponed to October

The Birmingham, Sandwell & Westside Jazz Festival, held annually across the region since 1985, has been forced by Covid19 to postpone from…

Food & Drinks

Litter Dumped in Birmingham Parks etc

People visiting Birmingham’s parks are being urged to show their respect for the environment after 1,280 tonnes of litter was cleared from…