Some of the Quarter’s own jewellery manufacturers and designers are set to be supplying their magnificent creations to the £100-million store opening later this month! Retail giant, John Lewis, is joining other department stores in central Birmingham, opening on 24th September. Among the suppliers to the department store are six Birmingham jewellers: Rhiannon Lewis, Fei…

The Birmingham Assay Office is turning a new leaf as it begins the process of packing up and moving to a much bigger base in the Birmingham Jewellery Quarter from Newhall Street. Birmingham’s historical institution has begun its process of packing and storing away the priceless collections they house in preparation to move to their…

We are three days into Jewellery and Watch Birmingham being held at the NEC, Birmingham. The Birmingham Assay Office enjoyed their experience upon visiting the exhibition, having the chance to watch a presentation by guest speaker Stella Layton, Cheif Executive and Assay Master, highlighting the present trend of hallmarking and its effect on the global…

Birmingham’s School of Jewellery will be celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2015.  The School of Jewellery was founded in the early 1890s and is currently the world’s largest and most valued, proving to be a desired choice of jewellery education for international students in Asia. Birmingham’s Jewellery Industry has had a boost; a result of…

For many years now, the Birmingham Jewellery Quarter, has been a place of historical interest in city’s heritage. Described by English Heritage ‘a national treasure’, Birmingham’s gem oozes historical delights. The Quarter can be located in the south of the Hockley area of Birmingham and undoubtedly holds the largest concentration of wholesale and retail jewellery manufacturers…

Gold jewellery is insanely popular and has had an extremely high value for centuries. But why is this the case? Read on to find out!

Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter has a rich history behind it – its Jewellery and Heritage.  Here are some facts about jewellery that you may not have known: #1 Some cultures believed that swallowing a pearl whole would relieve sickness. #2 The largest pearl record that has been found weighed fourteen pounds. #3 Tiffany & Co. rings had a…

Jewellery has long been a statement piece in the fashion industry, and the amount of money that may be spent on certain items can be painful… sometimes. Hence the importance of caring for those treasured purchases, and ensuring that they don’t become tarnished before their time. Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter, as you know, has a vast…

2015 brings the UK Jewellery Awards back with a better look, a brand new venue with new judges and new categories! The awards, dubbed the jewellery and watch industry Oscars have been open for entries for just under one month, with entries across 16 categories. It award ceremony is set to arrive on the 17th June…