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UK Watch and Jewellery Awards 2014

2015 UK Jewellery Awards now open for entries

22 October 2014 11:06 am

The UK Jewellery Awards will return for 2015 with a new look, a new venue, new judges and new categories.

NAG chief executive Michael Rawlinson

VIDEO: NAG Security Conference - Michael Rawlinson's view

22 October 2014 11:01 am

At the end of the NAG Security Conference 2014 on October 21, RJ spoke to chief executive Michael Rawlinson to get his view on the outcome and reception of delegates following the event.

Endless Lotus F1

Endless Jewelry signs deal with Lotus F1 Team

22 October 2014 12:01 pm

Jewellery brand Endless has completed a deal with the Lotus F1 Team which will see the Endless logo on the air box and on the top of side pod of the E22 car for the United States Grand Prix in Austin, Texas.

BJA Awards

Voting now open for BJA membership awards

22 October 2014 11:05 am

The British Jewellers’ Association (BJA) has unveiled the shortlist for its forthcoming membership awards which will take place as part of the 2014 Jewellery and Giftware Ball on December 4.

Christmas pudding charm from the new Pandora Christmas collection

IN PICTURES: Pandora Christmas collection

22 October 2014 11:22 am

Pandora announced today the launch of its new Christmas collection including sterling silver jewellery and hand-painted enamel charms will be available in stores from October 31st.

Sarah Ho for William and Son

Sarah Ho unveils new collection in collaboration with William & Son

21 October 2014 6:47 am

Jewellery designer Sarah Ho has collaborated with Mayfair-based luxury retailer William & Son on a range of cocktail rings.


Gem-A releases the latest Journal of Gemmology

21 October 2014 6:47 am

The Gemmological Association of Great Britain (Gem-A) has released the latest issue of its academic publication, The Journal of Gemmology, in collaboration with the Swiss Gemmological Institute SSEF and with the support of the American Gemological Laboratories (AGL) and the Gem and Jewelry Institute of Thailand (GIT).

NPA new member ambassadors

NPA appoints new member ambassadors

21 October 2014 6:47 am

The National Pawnbrokers Association (NPA) has appointed new member ambassadors to promote the pawnbroking industry.

Matthew Boulton Memorial

Memorial unveiled at Westminster Abbey for Birmingham Assay Office Founder

21 October 2014 6:48 am

One of the founders of the Birmingham Assay Office, Matthew Boulton has been commemorated with the unveiling of a memorial at Westminster Abbey.


Gemfields turns Kagem emerald mine into profitable operation

21 October 2014 6:48 am

The GIA (Gemological Institute of America)researchers visited the world’s largest emerald mine, Kagem, to collect emerald samples and to document the state of the mine.



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Fast Facts on
Wedding rings

  • 860 AD:The year Christians started using rings in marriage ceremonies.
  • 4th:The finger the ring is placed on.
  • 2,200BC:The year of the oldest recorded exchange of wedding rings in ancient Egypt.
  • 1854:The year in which the manufacture of 15ct, 12ct and 9ct became legal.

Photo from William Cheshire