Useful Links

British Hallmarking Council
http://www.bis.gov.uk/britishhallmarkingcouncil

The official website of the British Hallmarking Council, providing information on Hallmarking Law, a list of BHC members, details of useful publications and links to other useful websites.

The British Hallmarking Council
No 1 Colmore Square
Birmingham
B4 6AA
Tel: 0870 763 1414


Hallmarking Convention
www.hallmarkingconvention.org

A comprehensive overview of the international hallmarking convention, its members, benefits and marks.


Trading Standards Institute

http://www.tradingstandards.gov.uk

The Trading Standards Institute is a professional membership association formed in 1881. It represents trading standards professionals in the UK and overseas - in local authorities, the business and consumer sectors and in central government.

It exists to promote and protect the success of a modern vibrant economy, and to safeguard the health, safety and wellbeing of citizens by enhancing the professionalism of members in support of empowering consumers, encouraging honest business and targeting rogue traders.


National Association of Jewellers
www.naj.co.uk

The NAJ is a professional membership body. They represent over 2,000 members that operate in every aspect of the jewellery industry and deliver internationally recognised qualifications, exciting short courses and bespoke business mentoring.

The Association was formed in 2015 through the unification of the British Jewellers' Association (BJA) and National Association of Goldsmiths (NAG). The Institute of Registered Valuers is also part of the NAJ family, comprised of around 150 professional valuers with formal qualifications and substantial experience. Every NAJ member is required to abide by the NAJ's Code of Conduct - based on honesty, integrity and professionalism. Members display the NAJ's Grant of Arms to signify commitment.


The Jewellery Distributors' Association
www.jda.org.uk

The Jewellery Distributors' Association is a non-profit-making trade body, within the British Jewellery, Giftware & Finishing Federation, specialising in supporting the activities of those who wholesale, distribute, import and export precious and fashion jewellery, accessories, watches, clocks and other items to the Jewellery and Allied Trades.

Federation House
10 Vyse Street
Hockley
Birmingham B18 6LT
T : 0845 2260523


The London Metal Exchange
www.lme.com

Established for over 130 years and located in the heart of The City of London, the London Metal Exchange is the world's premier non-ferrous metals market. It offers futures and options contracts for aluminium, copper, nickel, tin, zinc and lead plus two regional aluminium alloy contracts.

The Exchange provides a transparent forum for all trading activity and as a result helps to project what the price of material will be months and years ahead. This helps the physical industry to plan forward in a world subject to often severe and rapid price movements.


British Dental Association
www.bda.org

For information about occupational health services for the dental team, use the search facility on the site to look for mercury screening.

64 Wimpole Street
London
W1G 8YS


IAAO - International Association of Assay Offices
www.theiaao.com


Guild of Valuers & Jewellers 

www.gvj.org.uk

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