Proops Brothers Ltd is a family run business based in rural Leicestershire, supplying a vast range of tools for craft & hobby, DIY, model making, jewellery, metal & wood working. Our sister company, Linic Plastics Ltd, is based on the same site and manufactures many of the tools that we sell.

Way back in 1946, members of the Proops family opened a shop a shop on Tottenham Court Road, close to the major shopping district. They traded in War Surplus items as well as many other clearance, job lot lines. The Principle products were medical equipment and 'technical' items from aircraft such as instrumentation and electrical components. The shop also traded in radio spares, surplus engineering and woodworking tools.

In the late 1980's Proops Brothers was bought by the current owners, Nic and Isobel Burdett who have built in into a thriving company of 'everything useful' for hobbyists, jewellers, craft makers and modelling enthusiasts. To date, Proops Brothers buys and manufactures quality tooling. We endeavour to offer outstanding value for money and great service to our community.

Our Shop is at the heart of our local community, open 8am - 4pm Weekdays.

Technology House
34 Saddington Road

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Telephone: 0116 240 3400

Proops Brothers are pleased to offer a 10% discount to subscribing Gold members of The Guild of Jewellery Designers on all products and no mimium spend.

The discount code to be used on our site can be located in your member dashboard.

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Jewellery Tools, Jewellery Equipment - Welcome To Walsh

Suppliers of: Jewellery Tools, Jewellery Equipment, Jewellery Findings, Clock Material, Clockmakers Tools, Watch Material & Watchmakers Tools.

Welcome to the Walsh supplier partner page where you can navigate to more than 12000 products from Abrasives to Zirconia in Our On-Line Shop. We have been the leading suppliers of tools and equipment for jewellers and horologists, jewellery findings, clock and watch materials to the jewellery and horological trades for more than 60 years and are the largest in the UK. We now export to more than 64 countries worldwide and the following trades are also amongst our customers!

Goldsmiths, Silversmiths, Watch & Clock Repairers, Horologists, Model Makers, Antique Restorers, Orthodontists, Nail Technicians, Stone Masons, Camera Repairers, Hairdressers, Artists, Woodworkers, Chemists, Theatrical Suppliers, Blacksmiths, Musicians, Locksmiths, Clockmakers and Engravers – pretty much anyone who works with their hands!

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H S Walsh are pleased to offer The Guild of Jewellery Designers Gold members a 10% discount on our product ranges.

Please quote your membership number to have your discount applied to your orders.

Online discounts can be obtained by using the code referenced on the H S Walsh discount code page accessible to Gold members.

Essentially members will receive 10% off all items online (excluding any further quantity discounts depending on what is higher).

There are about 90 items that are flagged so that the discount doesn’t apply to them but there isn’t a list of exclusions as such, when you click on the item it will alert you.

An example of a non discounted item and its notification is shown below:


Steel marking punches are used for creating permanent marks in metal parts for trace-ability. We can engrave onto your own material or produce parts in our in-house tool room to your specification and choice of material.

With the latest technology we can engrave markings to a constant standard and on any 3 dimensional surface.

Howard Bros. can also produce marking rolls using our 4 axis capability.

  • Import vector files ­.dxf .dwg .ai .eps .plt .pdf .ps
  • Import bitmaps - .jpeg .pcx .bmp .tiff .psd
  • Heat treatment of steels
  • Extensive library of standard fonts
  • Raised/sunk indent intaglio
  • Reverse / forward
  • Press punches
  • Hand stamps
  • Flymark
  • Coining dies

For the best quality and advice on your steel marking punches and tool requirments call Howard Brothers on Tel: +44 (0) 121 554 6318


Howard Bros (Engravers) Ltd started in 1948, in the centre of the Jewellery Quarter in Birmingham, and is still there supplying embossing tools and marking punches to the Jewellery trades along with a well established client base covering the UK and Europe. We were the first engraving company to buy a high precision Kuhlman engraving machine in the UK back in the early 1990’s and now have 8 CNC machines.

The embossing tools can be machined to suit various trades/sectors of manufacturing i.e. Harris Brush Ferrules, jewellery, metal boxes, greeting cards. The company initially worked with customers in and around Birmingham because of the widespread customer base Birmingham had. But over time with the investment in CNC machines and specific programmes for engravers, like Artcam and Cimigrafi our customer base now extends to all of the UK and Europe.

We have taken the old engravers art and profession and transferred this into the digital age so that we as engravers can cope with highly detailed and precise work.

The Company also produces marking punches, hand punches, marking rolls and hot foil blocking dies to customer specifications, using all types of material such as steel, brass and aluminium used by the engravers profession

We also have a Renishaw Cyclone scanner, which enables us to capture the 3d surface of plastic moulding tools and die-casting tools if the cad information is not available. We can then machine engrave electrodes with logos and lettering to spark erode the die-casting or plastic moulding tools.

Alternatively the die-casting and plastic moulding tools can be engraved directly by our precise CNC engraving machines which includes a rotating engraving attachment so we can supply your requirement on time.

We can produce marking punches, embossing tools in a wide range of tool steels to suit material being machined.

Howard Brothers are pleased to offer Gold members of The Guild of Jewellery Designers a 10% discount on our products. Please state your membership number when contacting us.

Contact Us

Howard Bros (Engravers) Limited
89-91 Barr Street, Hockley, Birmingham B19 3DE.
Tel: +44 (0) 121 554 6318
Fax: +44 (0) 121 507 0601
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Bellore Ltd. is a major supplier to the Jewellery industry offering a very wide range of supplies for jewellers.

Our jewellery supplies include a fine stock of precious & semi-precious gemstone beads and cut stones, precious metal findings and raw materials, together with tooling and machinery. We are a London based company, founded on the knowledge and experience gained by over 25 years in the industry.

Bellore Ltd. offers fine quality products at highly competitive prices and provides the visiting customer with the convenience of browsing accessible stock at our shop. We continually update our ranges in order to offer our customers a wide and interesting selection of products.


Bellore Ltd. is pleased to offer between 12.5% - 15% (depending on individual items) discount to Gold members of The Guild of Jewellery Designers - if Gold members would like to take advantage of these discounts, please login to The Guild of Jewellery Designers for access to the discount password needed to register with Bellore.

To register, please contact Esh or Dan at Bellore, via telephone (0207 404 3220) or email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), with your password, membership number and address details. Eligible guild members would have an account set up with an automatic discount, this is a general discount on all items, bar a few exclusions (listed below).

Please note that the discount is currently unavailable via the website, so when placing orders online you will be credited or refunded with the difference after the order has been processed.


Currently the items not included in discounts are:

Silver bullion (sheet, wires, tubes, solder)

9ct / 18ct gold items

Sparkly magnetic bracelets


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With over 10 years of experience, Cooksongold Precious Metals is the UK’s largest one-stop-shop for jewellery makers. We hold over 11,000 items in stock ready for next day delivery including:

·    Gold, Silver, Platinum and Palladium Sheet, Wire, Tube and Solder
·    Findings
·    Jewellery making supplies, tools and Accessories
·    Silver Clay
·    Gemstones and Swarovski Crystals

Simply order before 3pm and we guarantee to despatch same day!

Need help and advice?

Online: Shop online at! Why not look for your answers in our Knowledgebase or talk with thousands of jewellers who regularly use our Forum, Facebook and Twitter sites?


Trade Counters: Visit one of our trade counters in Hatton Garden, London or Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham: take a closer look at our bullion products and jewellery making supplies, find exclusive deals and expert advice.

Contact Centre: Get in touch with our friendly staff at the call centre either via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling Customer Services on 0845 100 1122 or 0121 200 2120 – local rates apply. Lines are open Monday – Friday 8 AM – 6 PM.

We are always delighted to hear from you!

Cooksongold Precious Metals Ltd
59 - 83 Vittoria Street
B1 3NZ
United Kingdom

Cooksongold are pleased to offer the following discounts to Gold members of The Guild of Jewellery Designers *Please login to your member account to view under 'Active Resources' in the main dashboard - Gold Members only**

Extra discounted items added: Art Clay and PMC (Click the link above)



A discount for Guild of Jewellery Designers Gold members on the first Direct Metal Laser Sintering technology designed for the jewellery industry from Cooksongold 

To do this we would need an STL file of a design generated by any of the cad/cam software that is currently available. Please then send the design to us in an STL file format using our "wetransfer" service which can be accessed via our website  Please indicate yourself as a Guild Gold member and your individual membership number. On the website you also will find further details on the technology and what it has to offer. 

The quotations we provide are based on a piece by piece basis for each customer determined by yield and build time so we would be happy to provide a quotation for your designs, For Guild Gold members only we are offering a significant discount which we will display by providing a non discounted quotation also.

R&D so far has centred on 18k 3N yellow gold and we have now commenced work on 18k white & 18k red. The development of metals such as 925 Std Silver, Platinum, Palladium and other gold alloys is also on the horizon. All gold alloys will become available in the future.  Titanium is available through our bureau service and we will be adding 316L stainless steel soon.

Please read our design guidelines here on the Guild forum >>


***Cooksongold Discount - Important Information for Gold Members***

The discounts from Cooksongold are applied straight to your account with them.
When you first become a Gold Member we ask for your Cooksongold account number on the sign-up form which is then passed onto Cooksongold by ourselves and we inform them of your Gold Membership.
Your details are then passed to their accounts department who will apply the discounts to your account: this process should take between 24 - 72 hours (excluding weekends).
It will mean that each time you order from them you will automatically be charged a discounted rate, although the discounts will not be shown on your invoice - just the lower rate.

Please ensure that your discounts are in place before you place your first order with Cooksongold, as discounts cannot be claimed on orders retrospectively.  To check the status of your account:

- visit the Cooksongold website
- place some discount qualifying items* in your basket without logging in and note the value of your basket
- then log in and if the value of your basket decreases you know that your discounts are in place.

If it is apparent that the discounts are not operating on your account 48 hours after signing up for Gold Membership, then please contact us and we will raise the issue with Cooksongold. If you need to contact Cooksongold with regard to your discounts then please email Thomas Gartshore: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

* check the range of discount qualifying products from Cooksongold by logging in to your GoJD account and following this link.


Betts Metals


Betts Metal Sales is a member of the Stephen Betts Group. The original family business, specialising in smelting and refining bullion, was founded in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter by Alexander Betts at the dawn of the Industrial Revolution in 1760. Now with its ninth consecutive generation in the business, the Betts family has been directly associated with the recovery of precious metals and the jewellery industry for over a quarter of a millennium.

Betts Metal Sales focuses on servicing the needs of manufacturing jewellers, designers, jewellery students and hobbyists by supplying a comprehensive range of bullion and jewellery supplies, backed up with excellent customer service from highly experienced staff.

Betts Metal Sales sells bullion (such as sheet, wire, tube, solder and grain), wedding ring blanks, stampings, castings, findings and finished jewellery in platinum, gold, palladium and silver. They also offer jeweller's tools and a comprehensive range of jewellery services, such as hallmarking, polishing and engraving.

Betts Metals is happy to give GoJD Gold Members a 5% discount on silver products - please login and visit the discount page for access to discount and ordering information.



Betts Metals