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Code for Website Guild Logo/Insurance Badge

Code for Website Guild Logo/Insurance Badge

Trust symbols on a website are becoming increasingly more important and showing your visitors that you belong to a recognised trade organisation with ethics and standards can only help instil confidence in potential customers and help generate sales.          GoJD members with a […]

Odissa listings included in all memberships

Odissa listings included in all memberships

The option to list products on the GoJD selling platform has now been extended to all levels of membership. *Silver members have the option to list up to 20 products with a commission on sales of 10% – no monthly charge *Standard Gold and Gold […]

Win a Smith’s Little Torch #gojdmarchcomp

Win a Smith’s Little Torch #gojdmarchcomp

The Guild of Jewellery Designers are giving away a fabulous Smith’s Little torch. Post up to five images of your jewellery making work to be considered, show appreciation of other members’ work by sharing and voting on your favourites.

To enter the competition, simply post your image on our Pinterest board, ( https://www.pinterest.com/thegojd/gojd-march-competition/ ) Twitter, Instagram or our GoJD Facebook page with the hashtag #gojdmarchcomp to have it imported into our gallery. No correspondence will be entered into.

View the gallery entries on Facebook (please share this link): https://gleam.io/fbg/j2CxL

or, alternatively, view the gallery at the end of this post or on the hosted page: https://gleam.io/g/j2CxL

Terms & Conditions:

The closing date for the competition will be at midnight GMT 31.03.18.

Entries will be judged on design and overall finish and will take place on 02.04.18. The GoJD judging panel will make the final decision.

The winner will be announced and notified via email by 06.04.18.

The competition is open to all GoJD members and non-members aged 18 years and over. Only five entries per person.

Employees of The Guild of Jewellery Designers, their agents and families are excluded from the competition together with any person connected to the competition.

To enter the competition, simply post your image on our Pinterest board, ( https://www.pinterest.com/thegojd/gojd-march-competition/ ) Twitter, Instagram or our GoJD Facebook page with the hashtag #gojdmarchcomp to have it imported into our gallery. No correspondence will be entered into.

All designs submitted must be the original work of the individual submitting them and must not infringe the rights of any other party. The Guild of Jewellery Designers reserves the right to contact an entrant for further clarification if necessary.

The Guild of Jewellery Designers reserves the right to disqualify any entry if it has reasonable grounds to believe you have breached any of these terms and conditions.

In submitting your design, you give your permission for it to be included in any marketing or any other promotional material connected with this draw, and for The Guild of Jewellery Designers to upload your design to Instagram and Pinterest if it is chosen as the winner. Copyright for all images submitted for this draw remains with the respective entrants.

Entry into the competition is deemed as acceptance of the rules.

The Guild of Jewellery Designers reserves the right to amend these rules at any time and to cancel or amend the competition if for any reason we believe it cannot be conducted fairly or in accordance with these terms and conditions.

Imagery associated with this competition is not representative of the exact prize, and is for marketing purposes only. The Guild of Jewellery Designers reserves the right to change the prize for one of equivalent value.

The promoter is The Guild of Jewellery Designers Ltd. Please note that competitions and promotions featured on this page are in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by or associated with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest.

You are providing your information to: The Guild of Jewellery Designers Ltd, 44 Hockley Street, Hockley, Birmingham, B18 6BH, United Kingdom.

The information you provide will not be passed to external partners.

No purchase necessary. There is no cash alternative.

These terms and conditions shall be governed in accordance with English law.

View the gallery entries on Facebook (please share this link): https://gleam.io/fbg/j2CxL

or alternatively view the hosted page: https://gleam.io/g/j2CxL

Preventing Jewellery Store Robberies

Preventing Jewellery Store Robberies

A jewellery shop is one of the most prestigious retail fronts to run. It is usually well known in the area it is in, and more often than not highly profitable. However, with the benefits of running jewellers, there are also drawbacks, specifically coming from criminals. […]

Using Nylon Jaw Pliers

Using Nylon Jaw Pliers

A commonly asked question from those who are new to wire working is what kind of tools are recommended for beginners? Beyond the essential wire wrapping tools, a tool that is highly recommended if you plan to do a lot of wire wrapping and wire […]

The GoJD Print Portal

The GoJD Print Portal

All members both Silver and Gold are now able to take advantage of discounted printing on a range of products through the new GoJD Print Portal in association with Vistaprint. Members can take advantage of preferential pricing of up to 50% discount through the portal on business cards, merchandise, and corporate gifts.

The portal is currently open to all Gold members and requires password access.. The password is available in members’ account dashboards.

Choosing a Digital Caliper

Choosing a Digital Caliper

  Calipers are one of the most useful instruments in the jewellery maker’s toolbox and a tool that has added more accuracy and ease for taking measurments both for the seasoned professional and home/hobbyist use, but choosing the right one from the vast selection of […]

Gold Members – Download Your GoJD Notice

Gold Members – Download Your GoJD Notice

Display your membership of the GoJD to the world! 🙂 Gold members are now able to download and print off as required, a Guild of Jewellery Designers membership notice for display at craft and trade fair exhibitions. Two versions of the notice are available applicable […]

Household Buildings Insurance for Jewellery Makers

Household Buildings Insurance for Jewellery Makers

A common problem we come across with guild members is the refusal of buildings insurance when an insurer finds out jewellery making is involved.

We are pleased to announce that we can now offer all members, Silver and Gold, a facility for house buildings insurance.

A proposal form is available for download in the member account dashboard and Gold members of all levels receive a 20% discount on their policy. Please forward your completed form to Marian Harper at Hencilla Canworth

e: marian.harper@hencilla.co.uk.

Other information to include on the form:

Level of stock.

Describe what level of security you have.

Is it a commercial premises?

Do you have any business visitors to the property.

Will the property be mentioned in any advertising or included in contact details on a website?

The proposal form will be referred to Underwriters for their terms so as much information regarding  the jewellery making should be provided including where it is carried out, the fire precautions in place and what flooring there is in the area.  This may be for example  that a small workshop has been set up in an integral garage with concrete flooring.

Standard terms we would expect to see are the exclusion of any liability in respect of the business activities and theft limited to forcible and violent entry only if there are any business visitors.  Stock would not normally be included but despite this the Underwriters may ask whether there are any precious metals or gems involved.

Making Jewellery at Home

Making Jewellery at Home

10 years ago, making jewellery as a hobby at home was a lonely pastime, perhaps selling the odd item to family and friends and no real resources to take advantage of except for the local library, bookshops or local college courses. Nowadays, with the expansion […]

Restructured Gold Member Subscriptions

Restructured Gold Member Subscriptions

As we grow, we’re constantly looking for ways that we can improve on the services and value for money we provide. We are now in a position that allows us to look at adding extra value to our membership levels and two areas that we […]


Welcome To The Guild of Jewellery Designers

Welcome to the GoJD members Resources and Account Management section.

Welcome to the GoJD members Resources and Account Management section.

Here members can login to their GoJD account dashboard to view and download invoices and PPL insurance documents, manage and renew subscriptions and have access to guild articles and tutorials. Also in the guild dashboard, members can reach the administrators, Alan or Jayne, and post queries through the helpdesk area.

Please choose from the navigation bar above to visit your Guild account dashboard or choose an alternative resource. If you want to join the GoJD please choose click on the link below.

For further assistance, please visit our help centre by clicking on the question mark icon in the bottom left hand corner of your screen.

If you have a free Silver account and would like to take advantage of all the GoJD facilities, please login to your account and add a subscription.

 

 


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Preventing Jewellery Store Robberies

Preventing Jewellery Store Robberies

A jewellery shop is one of the most prestigious retail fronts to run. It is usually well known in the area it is in, and more often than not highly profitable. However, with the benefits of running jewellers, there are also drawbacks, specifically coming from criminals. […]

The GoJD Print Portal

The GoJD Print Portal

All members both Silver and Gold are now able to take advantage of discounted printing on a range of products through the new GoJD Print Portal in association with Vistaprint. Members can take advantage of preferential pricing of up to 50% discount through the portal […]

Household Buildings Insurance for Jewellery Makers

Household Buildings Insurance for Jewellery Makers

A common problem we come across with guild members is the refusal of buildings insurance when an insurer finds out jewellery making is involved. We are pleased to announce that we can now offer all members, Silver and Gold, a facility for house buildings insurance. […]

Making Jewellery at Home

Making Jewellery at Home

10 years ago, making jewellery as a hobby at home was a lonely pastime, perhaps selling the odd item to family and friends and no real resources to take advantage of except for the local library, bookshops or local college courses. Nowadays, with the expansion […]

Restructured Gold Member Subscriptions

Restructured Gold Member Subscriptions

As we grow, we’re constantly looking for ways that we can improve on the services and value for money we provide. We are now in a position that allows us to look at adding extra value to our membership levels and two areas that we […]


GoJD Gold members; please use the 10% discount code in your guild account dashboard for GoJD shop product purchases (Where applicable). Dismiss