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JQDT ESTABLISHES FORUM TO DECIDE FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS IN THE JEWELLERY QUARTER

JQ BID executive team: (l-r) Luke Crane, Mike Mounfield, Claire J. Smith and Phil Burlace[/caption] Mike Mounfield, executive director for the JQDT, said: “Establishing a Neighbourhood Plan will allow us to choose what developments we have in the Quarter and actually make things happen, rather than just talking about it.” “To get a Neighbourhood Plan the Government needs us to have a Neighbourhood Planning Forum of at least 21 people including a local councillor, as well as…

By admin | Nov 12th, 2013
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WORLD ACCLAIMED JEWELLERY DESIGNER FEI LIU COLLABORATES WITH RIO TINTO - BRINGING AFFORDABLE LUXURY TO DIAMOND JEWELLERY

   Aiming to attract a new market for fashion-led, diamond jewellery, Fei Liu Fine Jewellery will offer diamond luxury at an affordable price. The collection will feature tiny, diamond-set fuchsia flowers draped across delicate frames of 18ct white gold. They will be set with smaller-sized, brilliant diamonds from the Argyle mine in Australia, more typically associated with rare pink diamonds. The emphasis of the collection is on the designer aspect of fine jewellery. Five designers…

By admin | Nov 8th, 2013
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NEW LEATHER WEAR TESTS INTRODUCED BY THE LABORATORY AT THE BIRMINGHAM ASSAY OFFICE

The test is in accordance with British Standard BS 1006 1990: part UK-LC. Specially designed equipment ensures the outer side of the article to be tested is subject to circular rubbing at a constant pressure and speed, with a weight applied to ensure close contact. A clean white pad of wet or dry fabric is used to rub against the leather and after the physical test both materials are carefully scrutinised by a trained colour expert. Any colour transfer is assessed using a UKAS accredited â…

By admin | Nov 7th, 2013
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ANCHORCERT GEM LAB OPENS ITS DOORS TO THE TRADE

AnchorCert is the only fully equipped Gem Lab in the UK, using Raman Spectrophotometry, and Infra Red and Ultra Violet techniques to check stones and X Ray to authenticate pearls.   It is also the first UK Lab to be UKAS accredited to ISO 17025 for the certification of diamonds.  Following the fundamental principles of The Birmingham Assay Office, AnchorCert is totally independent, with no vested interest in the outcome of the assessment and prides itself on delivering a consistent…

By admin | Nov 1st, 2013
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