Protecting the Consumer and Servicing
the Trade with Independence and Integrity

6.30 p.m. on Monday 30th April 2012 at the Jewellery Quarter Conference Centre, 10 Vyse Street, Birmingham B18 6LT. The rising price of gold has led to an increase in the theft of jewellery and the Asian community is being targeted in particular as 22ct gold becomes an attractive proposition to the criminal fraternity. The British Jewellers’ Association (BJA) and The Birmingham Assay Office are working together to help the Asian jewellery community in Birmingham to address these threats by inviting you to attend a Seminar at 6.30 p.m. on Monday 30th April 2012 at the Jewellery Quarter Conference Centre, 10 Vyse Street, Birmingham B18 6LT. The seminar is expected to last about an hour and will address three key areas: SECURITY A presentation by representatives of West Midlands Police will address the security measures that need to be taken to reduce the rate of crime. Delegates will be issued with a ‘Jewellers Personal Safety and Security Guide for Robbery’ published jointly by the London Metropolitan Police and BJA THE GOLD STANDARD A consequence of the increasing theft of 22ct gold is that it invariably will be offered for sale to unsuspecting retailers. The BJA has produced a voluntary code, endorsed by the Police, Trading Standards Institute and other national bodies, that will set a uniform industry standard for traders to adopt. Simon Rainer, Chief Executive of the BJA will give an overview of the principles of The Gold Standard and advise delegates on best practice with the ultimate objective of helping Police to trace stolen jewellery. HALLMARKING Trading Standards Officers in Birmingham have recently seized more than £50,000 worth of jewellery in a crackdown on the City. 21 retailers were targeted and 104 items were removed from premises, some not hallmarked at all and others proving to be a lower carat than described. Michael Allchin, Assay Master at The Birmingham Assay Office, will address the legal issues concerning the sale of precious metals and will summarise the Law relating to Hallmarking in the UK. The Seminar is open to all members of the Asian Jewellery community so please spread the word. Demand for places is expected to be high and must be reserved in advance. To book your place online please click on the link below, or phone Holly Burnett on 0121 237 1144.



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