Author Archives: Alan Hadley

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 through our brokers Hencilla Canworth. 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 […]

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 of the internet, there is a wealth of information, networking […]

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/BPA members with a Gold Plus, Extra, Platinum or Pearl subscription including PPL […]

Cutting a Titanium Ring off a Finger

There are a lot of myths and legends concerning this topic so I will try to put the record straight. Titanium is a material that is not particularly hard but is very strong and has a high tensile strength. Many people are unsure as to the difference between hardness and tensile strength and often get […]

The British Craft Trade Fair (BCTF) is pleased to announce a new partnership with The Guild of Jewellery Designers.

The Guild of British Jewellery Designers ‘GoJD’ is a collaboration of British jewellery designers and artisans offering support and networking opportunities within its membership base as a non-profit making organisation. Jewellers are able to subscribe to the guild initially on a free of charge basis and can upgrade at any time to take advantage of […]

Reticulation

This heat based process creates a ridged and rippled effect across the surface of the silver, it is a unique effect and once the process has been mastered can produce stunning results. Sterling silver and fine silver may be used for the process, but reticulation results are more effective using specifically processed reticulation silver, this […]

What is Products and Public Liability Insurance?

(PPL) Products and public liability insurance is an insurance policy which covers a business following a claim for financial compensation. This can result from a customer, member of the public, even a passer-by making a claim if they are injured or their property or possessions are damaged as a result of your business activities. Do […]