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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 through our brokers Hencilla Canworth. We are pleased to announce that we can now offer all members, Silver and Gold, a […]

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 feel might be of interest are the Designer Directory and Odissa, the GoJD jewellery selling platform.

We have decided to extend the benefits on Gold memberships as follows:

  • Standard Gold and Gold Plus now include a Premium Designer Directory listing
  • Gold Extra now includes a Premium Plus directory listing and the addition of Odissa membership with unlimited listings.

What does this mean to our existing members?

Silver members remain the same.

All Gold members, please contact us to have your Designer Directory listing converted to the upgraded level and also let us know which categories you would like to appear in as we need to do that for you.

If you don’t have your listing yet, please apply below – simply choose the free option.

Upgrading to Premium listings will unlock more features.

  • long description,
  • web link,
  • extra images,
  • Facebook feed,
  • videos

Gold Extra members can take advantage of Odissa listings straight away by contacting us to create an account.

On behalf of Jayne and myself, we hope you enjoy and benefit from these enhancements and thank you for supporting the GoJD.

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/BPA members with […]

Cutting a Titanium Ring off a Finger

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

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 its partner discounts and insurance opportunities.

The British Craft Trade Fair (BCTF) has recently signed up as supply partner to the guild and members can now take a 10% discount from stand rates offered by BCTF and this means savings upwards from £56+ VAT for a stand at the 2018 fair ((8th – 10th April)

Margeret Bunn, CEO of the fair said: ‘We are really pleased to be working with GoJD and feel very positive that the relationship will benefit subscribers as well as the GoJD. Existing members of the organisation, I am sure will be interested in exhibiting with us, we are always looking for new emerging talent wanting to supply trade buyers within the jewellery and Home and Gift market.’

Internet Marketing 2

Internet Marketing 2

Quick reminder of the previous post, Internet Marketing 1.   Having a mobile friendly website is fundamentally important. The way someone visiting your site behaves when they are on a mobile is completely different to how they behave on a desktop. Attention span is reduced […]

Internet Marketing 1

Internet Marketing 1

Selling on the Internet – Problems and Solutions.   There has been a gradual change over the last few years with the lowering amount of sales websites are receiving online, along with fewer enquiries and a poorer responses from existing customers; it can only get […]

Reticulation

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 is usually 80 – 83% fine silver and 20 – 17% copper , however one should bear in mind that when using reticulation silver the finished piece would not be of a hallmarkable quality.

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What is Products and Public Liability Insurance?

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 […]