Jobs

Chief Executive Officer, The Gemmological Association of Great Britain (Gem-A) - Farringdon, London EC1N 6TD

The world’s longest-established gemmological teaching institute is seeking a CEO of the highest calibre, to spearhead its continued growth. Gem-A traces its history back more than 100 years, and now provides gemmological education and examinations internationally, with teaching centres in 17 different...

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Casting Technician / Goldsmith, Timothy Roe Fine Jewellery - Chichester, West Sussex

At our workshop in Chichester we create truly unique bespoke jewellery using an extensive range of skills, techniques and craftsmanship. Our team of experienced jewellers do all of our designing and creating in-house, including casting, computer aided designing and rapid prototyping. We are looking for...

read more | posted on: 12/02/2016

Jewellery Production Administrative Assistant, Mirabelle Jewellery Ltd - London

Mirabelle founder Veronique Henry has travelled extensively throughout her life, gaining a unique perspective in creating and sourcing jewellery. With a strong belief in the power of jewellery to uplift the spirits, collections are imbued with symbolism and meaning, from crystal stones to ancient talismans...

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Apprentice Technician, The Goldsmiths' Company Assay Office - London

The Goldsmiths’ Company Assay Office has a vacancy for an Apprentice Technician. This four year apprenticeship scheme offers fully mentored training in all areas of assaying and hallmarking. The job is very hands-on and requires a high level of commitment from the right individual. Internal and...

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Jewellery Workshop Administrator, Justin Duance Contemporary Jewellery - Penzance, Cornwall

Justin Duance is a well-established contemporary jewellery workshop creating high quality pieces with a small team of passionate individuals. We are now seeking a Jewellery Workshop Administrator for our contemporary jewellery workshop in Cornwall. The workshop Administrator is the first point of contact...

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Goldsmith / Jeweller, Philip James Jewellery - Bath

We are currently looking for a full time Goldsmith to join our small team in our independent Shop/Workshop in Bath city centre. Working on commissions, remodelling and repairs, in all precious metals and designing closely with customers to create bespoke pieces.Full training is available, would suit...

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Goldsmith, Antique Jewel and Gem Company - Hatton Garden, London

A small, dynamic and successful company based in Hatton Garden is looking for an experienced Goldsmith. The ideal candidate will have a positive and happy approach to the job and be able to work under pressure in a small and friendly environment. Previous experience with precious and expensive stones...

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News

National Association of Jewellers Invite Participation from Industry to Sit on Steering Committees

At the National Association of Jeweller’s first meeting of 2016, held at Birmingham Assay Office in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter, CEO Michael Rawlinson invited industry influencers to share their expertise by joining a number of NAJ steering groups. Setting out the framework for the new...

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Crafts Council Announces Makers Selected For Hothouse 2016

The Crafts Council have announced the 41 creative maker businesses selected for Hothouse 2016. The selected 41 maker businesses come from across the UK , and will take part in the six month creative development programme ‘Hothouse’. For the 2016 cohort, makers cover a broad range of disciplines...

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Lily Blanche Launch New Collections for 2016

Lily Blanche has launched four new collections inspired by nature: Birds, Bees, Feathers, Keys. In addition ‘Luminous’ is a new single gemstone cocktail ring collection. With a choice of six stones; blue topaz, purple amethyst, green amethyst, citrine, rose quartz and rutilated quartz in...

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Hallmarking and Fulfilment Figures Show An Increase In Sales On Cyber Weekend In 2015

Figures from the Edinburgh Assay Office’s Hallmarking and Fulfilment service, which provides online jewellery retailers with integrated hallmarking and direct final mile delivery to consumers, suggest that online sales for Cyber Weekend (the weekend immediately following Black Friday) increased...

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Trollbeads becomes Approved Supplier to The Company of Master Jewellers

Danish, family-owned jewellery brand Trollbeads has joined the The Company of Master Jewellers as an approved supplier and will take part in the upcoming CMJ Spring Trade Event in Birmingham, on February 21 and 22. Founded in 1976 and celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2016, Trollbeads offers an extensive...

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Sheila Fleet Launches New Bluebell Collection Based On Her Own Garden

Scottish jeweller Sheila Fleet OBE, likes her garden. Situated near the sea in the far North of Scotland on the Orkney Islands, it’s an old garden sheltered from the high winds and salty air by tall trees. Every Spring a host of beautiful bluebells appear… “Bluebells have been growing...

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Hockley Mint Launch New Trade Website

Hockley Mint have launched a new website this month, providing trade customers a fresh platform to browse and order from their 63,000 product variations. Upgrading to a cleaner and brighter website, Hockley Mint will use the website to promote the four core elements of its business: mounts, wedding rings...

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Opportunities

Event: The Hand Engravers’ Association ‘Cutting It’ Event - Liverpool

The Hand Engravers’ Association warmly invites Benchpeg readers, retail jewellers, students and tutors to a day of demonstrations and discussion about everything to do with the art of hand engraving. One of the aims of the day will be bring together engravers and retailers, and indeed anyone who...

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Open Call: Exciting Opportunity to Exhibit at Numberninetyfour - London

NumberNinetyFour exists as a show case for independent designers amongst the bustling shops on London’s famous flower market street, Columbia Road. Applicants can rent in monthly slots either individually or as small groups. Please contact: [e] info@numberninetyfour.co.uk...

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Commission: Artist For Schools Project, The Thames Tideway Tunnel Project

The Thames Tideway Tunnel project (scheduled for completion in 2022) will upgrade London’s sewerage system to cope with the demands of the city well into the 22nd century. An ambitious commissioning programme is being developed for an artist to respond to the project. The approach to the Public...

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Funding: UKTI Tradeshow Access Programme

The UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) Tradeshow Access Programme provides government funding in the form of grants to help eligible UK businesses attend overseas trade shows or conferences. The grants range from £1,500 to £2,500 and help your business gain: • market knowledge • experience...

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Funding Advice Session: Oriel Davies - Wales

Funding advice sessions are held across Wales. These events enable individuals and organisations to discuss their project ideas and make general funding enquiries with members of our staff. Funding advice sessions are held across Wales. These events enable individuals and organisations to discuss their...

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Funding: Printmaking Award, David Canter Memorial Fund

The David Canter Memorial Fund offers awards to give financial assistance to those working in the crafts. The fund is open to those who have finished their formal training and are working full-time or part-time but need money for specific projects, eg setting up a workshop, buying equipment, educational...

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Call for Craft Makers, Mitchell Arts Centre - Stoke-on-Trent

Mitchell Arts Centre is looking for craft artists to supply our new retail outlet within our café area. The MAC currently provides auditorium, meeting room, dance studio and creative workspace hire for local community groups, businesses and other charities. In addition to this the core activities...

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