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SUCCESSFUL BRITISH JEWELLERY & GIFTWARE FEDERATION BENEVOLENT SOCIETY BALL 2014

The 4th December saw the 79th British Jewellery & Giftware Federation Benevolent Society Ball take place at The St Johns Hotel, Solihull.

By admin | Dec 8th, 2014
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BOOK ONTO FINAL JEWELLERY VALUATION DAY OF 2014 TODAY!

Would you like to find out what your precious jewellery possessions are worth? Are your valuables adequately insured against theft, loss or even repairs? Would you be able to prove ownership of all of your valuable jewellery items should they go missing? The final Jewellery Valuation Event Day for 2014 takes place on Tuesday 16th December. As we are getting ever closer to the Christmas holiday's, this month's FINAL Jewellery Valuation Day of 2014 provides you with a rare chance to ha…

By admin | Dec 8th, 2014
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6 MONTHS TO GO! CHROMIUM VI IN LEATHER PRODUCTS – CHANGING LEGISLATION

  The amendment, which comes into force in May 2015 PROHIBITS any leather articles or articles containing leather parts that come into direct, prolonged or repetitive contact with skin which contain greater than 3 mg/kg (0.0003%) of Chromium VI from BEING PLACED ON THE MARKET. Around 80% of the world’s leather production is tanned with Chromium salts which enable the finished leather to be supple and pliable and suitable to a range of end use products. During leather tanning Chromi…

By admin | Dec 5th, 2014
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WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT TURQUOISE, ONE OF THE DECEMBER BIRTHSTONES?

Turquoise is derived from the French expression Pierre Turque, meaning Turkish Stone.   However, turquoise doesn’t come from Turkey.  While much turquoise was traded in Turkey, the items bought and sold probably originated in Iran or the Sinai Peninsula.  Turquoise has been found buried in Ancient Egyptian tombs, giving it the distinction of being one of the longest-loved gems in history. Where is Turquoise found? Turquoise is found in only a few places on earth. It …

By admin | Dec 5th, 2014
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