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THE MAGAZINE FOR THE JEWELLERY QUARTER

October 2013

Award Winning Stella - A Pioneering Pendant Watch

One Year On and Professor Carl Chinn Joins Perry Beeches II

Issue No 339


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Contents REGULARS

Editorial ....................... 26 News............................. 28 Events .......................... 42 Classifieds ................... 44 Follow us on the Social Networks

Inside this month’s issue...

The Hockley Flyer is distributed free of charge around the Birmingham Jewellery Quarter and left at various pick-up points. If you would like a copy posted to you personally we can provide a subscription service, which costs £10.50 for the next 12 issues (Including postage).

Award Winning Stella - A Pioneering Pendant Watch.......................................................... 28 Celebration at Deakin & Francis................................ 28 Intergem Trade Fair (October, 3rd – 6th)................... 29 Domino: Significant Diamond Suites Selling Well...... 29 Shine 2013 - Part of London Design Festival............ 30 White Pine Sponsors National Pawnbrokers’ Association’s Charity Auction.................................... 30 The Great Debate - A Sparking Success at IJL........ 31 ‘Regenerated’ - Part of the Regional Art in the Heart Programme................................................ 32 WB The Creative Jewellery Group Makes a Stand... 33 Were They On the Same Boat?................................. 34 One Year On and Professor Carl Chinn Joins PBII.... 35 Stan’s Cafe: Twilightofthefreakingods........................ 36 Jewellery & Giftware Ball .......................................... 37 Planning Matters........................................................ 38

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Quality jewellery supp with over 600 years of


plies, delivered experience Jemma 10 years experience – Jemma joined Betts Metal Sales as a member of our trade counter team in 2012, coming to us from a creative background as an established Silversmith. Jemma acted as Artist in Residence for Birmingham’s School of Jewellery for 3 years and took part in some major exhibitions, the V& A in London being one of them. Jemma is also our dedicated Student Advisor and will be on hand to answer any technical questions you may have.

From bullion, findings to loose chain and tools, Betts offer a wide variety of products for everyone

A big hello and welcome, to all of the new students joining the Jewellery Quarter! Did you know? We are an established bullion dealer who has been active within the trade for over 253 years. Based on Spencer Street, we offer a vast range of essential products including Silver and Argentium sheet, solder, stampings, wires, loose and made-up chain (also available in Gold, Platinum and Palladium). new to our product range is an improved selection of tools and consumables why not pop down to our counter and have a look?

www.bettsmetalsales.com t: 0121 233 2413

49-63 spencer street, hockley, Birmingham B18 6de

Betts Family 253 years experience! With the original family business founded in 1760, the Betts family have been continuously involved in the jewellery trade for nine generations.


HS WALSH & SONS LIMITED - HEAD OFFICE Hunter House, Biggin Hill Airport, Churchill Way, Biggin Hill, Kent TN16 3BN Phone: 01959 543660 Fax: 01959 574231

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LONDON SHOWROOM 44 Hatton Garden, London EC1N 8ER Phone: 020 7242 3711 Fax: 020 7242 3712 BIRMINGHAM SHOWROOM 1-2 Warstone Mews, Warstone Lane, Birmingham B18 6JB Phone: 0121 236 9346 Fax: 0121 236 9355

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Size D - 431 x 533mm Ref HP1224

RENATA BATTERY TESTER

33% OFF!

Was £8.35 Now £5.57

SPECIAL OFFER!

Renata battery tester for 1.55V silver oxide and 3V lithium cells. Features a magnetic pick-up which detects signals from the stepping motor coil, enabling the electronic circuit to be checked, without opening the case. Was £54.95 Ref HB2058

Now £32.50

WATCH CRYSTAL CEMENT Supplied in pin point tube for easy application. Will not clog. Was £4.80 Ref HA11

Now £3.60

RENATA BATTERY STORAGE CABINET Storage cabinet for Renata batteries with 60 drawers. Ref HC1338

POLYWATCH SCRATCH REMOVER Plastic watch glasses scratch very easily and replacement is not always possible, particularly where the case is plastic. Polywatch slightly dissolves and grinds down the surface of the plastic watch glass to smooth the edges of the scratch and fill the gaps. • Supplied in counter pack of 24 tubes. • Great for perspex mobile phone screens and scratched CD’s! • Display material available free on request with purchase, and while stocks last. Was £51.70 Ref HP100 SPECIAL OFFER!

NEW! £59.95

Now £41.36

Single tube Ref HP100B

Was £3.75 Now £2.00

PLEASE NOTE ALL THESE SPECIAL OFFERS APPLY TO PURCHASES MADE DURING OCTOBER 2013 ONLY

TO SEE ALL THIS MONTHS SPECIAL OFFERS VISIT OUR 24/7 WEB SHOP www.hswalsh.com PLEASE NOTE ALL PRICES QUOTED ARE EXCLUSIVE OF VAT AND CARRIAGE AND ARE RELEVANT FOR THIS MONTH ONLY


The specialists in platinum and palladium casting. Visit our new website at www.jewelcast.co.uk

JewelCast: precious metal castings, finest quality, without compromise JewelCast Limited 58 Caroline Street, Hockley, Birmingham B3 1UF Tel: +44 (0) 121 212 1372 Fax: +44 (0) 121 212 3659 info@jewelcast.co.uk


A REFINING INDUSTRY LEADER DEFINING NEW STANDARDS IN CONVENIENCE, TURNAROUND TIME AND LIQUIDITY NTR Metals is one of the worlds largest precious metals companies serving over 20,000 jewellers, pawnshops and precious metals exchanges in London, Birmingham and throughout the United States. NTR Metals is a fully-integrated precious metals company that aquires, refines and mints precious metals. This unique business strategy allows NTR Metals to service all of the precious metals needs of their commercial clients.

Birmingham 0121 233 4007 London 0207 831 9888 ntrmetals.co.uk


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STAFF KNOWLEDGE & CONFIDENCE IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER. KEEP AHEAD OF THE COMPETITION BY TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THE EDUCATION & TRAINING COURSES AVAILABLE In response to the ever changing challenges and opportunities facing its customers, The Birmingham Assay Office has established an Education & Training Programme in many aspects of the fashion accessories, jewellery, watch, gemstone and precious metal industries. UNDERSTANDING WATCHES 5th February, 12th March, 9th April, 7th May, 18th June, 22nd July – £195 +VAT Per Delegate UNDERSTANDING PRODUCT SAFETY FOR FASHION ACCESSORIES 22nd January, 12th February, 26th March, 8th April, 21st May, 25th June, 16th July – £195 +VAT Per Delegate INTRODUCTION TO TOUCH ACID TESTING 26th February, 14th May – £250 +VAT Per Delegate UNDERSTANDING HALLMARKING (BEHIND THE SCENES AT THE BIRMINGHAM ASSAY OFFICE) IDEAL FOR THOSE WORKING IN THE JEWELLERY TRADE, COLLECTORS AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC 4th February, 23rd April, 6th May, 11th June – £75 +VAT Per Delegate UNDERSTANDING ANTIQUE JEWELLERY IDEAL FOR PAWNBROKERS 18th March, 3rd June – £150 +VAT Per Delegate UNDERSTANDING DIAMONDS 21th January, 25th February, 11th March, 29th April, 13th May, 24th June, 15th July – £250 +VAT Per Delegate

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DON’T LET YOUR GOLD GET AWAY!

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Bank your tank with Betts • Clean scrap rate paid on your low grade settlement tank contents • Exchange for bullion products (wedding rings, sheet, wire etc.) • Full assay on tank contents • Investment bars available • Cash - Cheque - Bank transfer Can you afford not to have one of our tanks, you could be washing away one of these every year! Free delivery, fitting and collection service

BMS • 49-63 SPENCER STREET • HOCKLEY • BIRMINGHAM B18 6DE

0121 233 2413 www.bettsmetalsales.com


CASTING machinery

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ROBOTECH DEVELOPMENTS GOLD, SILVER & PLATINUM CASTING MACHINERY Full service support for all equipment

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High quality Silicone Rubber for casting

Large range of Silicone rubber available, including liquid, & paste Mould Releasing Agent, - “Agent J” Micro Talc powder

LASER welders Tabletop “STUDIO PLUS” - 60 Joule, 100 Joule and 125 Joule models Pedestal “PULSEPOINT PLUS” - 110 Joule and 130 Joule models Plus supplies of very fine, high quality Neutec laser welding wire

HEWITT J.E. Ltd ROBOTECH DEVELOPMENTS Engineers and machinery manufacturers to the Jewellery industry.

Contact Chris Hewitt Tel: 01630 698714 Mobile: 07767 822198 Email: chris@hewitt-impex.co.uk Web site: www.hewitt-impex.co.uk

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5 LUXURY DETACHED VILLA’S FOR RENT IN ALICANTE, SPAIN These beautiful detached villa’s sleeps 6 people. All have their own private swimming pools and some with hot tubs. Within 5 minutes drive from Campello and San Juan beaches and only 20 minutes drive from Alicante airport, you can also enjoy being right next to Bonalba 18 hole golf course. Just a 20 minute drive away and you’re in Benidorm where you’ll find lots to do for all the family including Terra Mitica theme park (mini Disney World), Aqualandia Water Park and Mundamar.

Prices start from £500 per week. For more details contact Julie on: 0121 554 3434/ 07989582820 Email juliesvillas@aol.com or julieberry007@aol.com

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HOCKLEY MEDICAL PRACTICE PHARMACY

Andra Jewels Fast, reliable, high quality service Established in 1959

(Adjacent To Hockley Medical Practice) 100 Warstone Lane, Hockley Birmingham B18 6DZ

Plating zzGold, silver, rhodium

Now Offering: Free NHS Stop Smoking Service Free Medicines Check

Finishing zzPolishing, barrelling, lacquering

Enamelling

SERVING YOUR MEDICAL NEEDS WITHIN THE HEART OF THE JEWELLERY QUARTER

Opening Hours: Monday To Friday 08:45am to 18:30pm Saturday- 9:00am to 13:00pm

zzCold enamelling

0121 551 0777 or 07904 722390

Hockley Hill, Birmingham B18 5AN

Phone: 0121 200 3148

(car parking available)

www.andrajewels.com

St John’s Dental Practice

0121 643 0610

www.stjohnsdentalpractice.com

St John’s Dental Practice

Dental Implants  Emergency Appointments  Open access Dental Hygienist

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Studio 7, Style Works, 50/54 St Paul's Square, Birmingham B3 1QS. Tel: 0121 212 2231

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Presented by Mandy Ward and Simon Ward

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or call at 22 Vyse Street, Hockley, Birmingham, B18 6LE Situated alongside Wards of Vyse Street 16

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Tel: 0121 327 6102 Jerichorecycling@jericho.org.uk

37/38, ICKNIELD STREET, BIRMINGHAM B18 5AY Tel: 0121-554 2684/0508 Fax: 0121-554 1003

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Let us quote for your packaging requirements

Cans Jericho is a leading charity and social enterprise that recycles a range of materials. Our aim is to help achieve sustainable solutions to the ever-growing problems of commercial and domestic waste.

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L A Overseas Company

50 NORTHAMPTON ST, HOCKLEY, BIRMINGHAM B18 6DX, ENGLAND Tel :- 00 44 (0) 121 236 6671 Email:- laoverseas1@yahoo.co.uk Fax:- 00 44 (0) 121 233 4513 Supplier of Gems Pearls Beads Synthetics CZ & Findings Fast Pearl threading, Stone matching & replacement service Very good selection for all types of manufacturing and repairs Sapphires, Rubies, Emeralds, Diamonds, Iolite, Tanzanite, Blue, Pink & Mystic Topaz Smoky Quartz, Amethyst, Peridot, Citrine, Garnet, Synthetics, Cubic Zirconia, Opals, Cameos Moon Stone, Lapis, Amber, Onyx, Hematite, Carnelian, Mother Of Pearl, Green Agate, Pink Blue Chalcedony, Pearls Cultured Fresh Water and Simulated….. Same Day Mail Order Service. All enquiries welcomed.

Pointon Young Chartered Accountants

“Looking to make savings in Accountancy fees” We are a locally based firm of Qualified Accountants, offering a professional partner led approach to your circumstances. Services include: - Company, sole trader and partnership accounts - Corporation tax, personal tax returns, capital gains tax and Inheritance tax, VAT returns - Payroll bureau, bookkeeping and management accounts - Company secretarial services including company formation Contact: Steven Brown at steve@pointonyoung.co.uk Tel: 0121 233 1030, 33 Ludgate Hill Birmingham, B3 1RB

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THE JEWELLERY QUARTER HISTORY AND GUIDE On sale at The Museum of the Jewellery Quarter in Vyse Street, Birmingham The Jewellery Quarter History and Guide 2nd edition has over 150 photographs, many of which are unique, and has 148 pages packed with the history of the Jewellery Quarter, and makes an ideal gift for anyone who has memories of the Jewellery Quarter, or for those keen on the development of the area. It costs £4.95 + £1.10 P&P and if you would like a copy they are available online from The Hockley Flyer, or direct at the address below - a mail order form is at the bottom for your convenience.

Also available to purchase online at: www.thehockleyflyer/shop/ YBA Publications, York House, 22 Frederick Street, Birmingham, B1 3HE ORDER FORM Please send me __________copy of the Jewellery Quarter History and Guide 2nd Edition. I have enlcosed my remittance for £6.05 or for £ ____ . ____ Credit Card __________________________________________________________________ Expiry date ______/______ Verification Number (last 3 numbers on back of card) Issue No. _____ Please note that we do not share your personal details with any other organisations, and shred all credit card details as soon as we have processed your payment securely.

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s ’ e i l Ju Specialising in:

Tanzanites, Real & Synthetic Opals in white, black, Boulder & Mexican, Tsavorite, Amethysts, Citrines, Peridots,Pearls, onyx etc, Iolites, Emeralds, Rubies & Sapphires. Synthetics & Cubic zirconia’s in machine & far east grades. All available in a selection of shapes, sizes & colours. We offer a fast and reliable service for bulk and jobbing orders. Special one-off commissions specially cut.

Suppliers & manufacturers of: Diamond Tools Trained Diamond cutters who can either re-polish, re-cut or re-shape smoked, chipped or broken diamonds. No order to small, Payment by either cheque, cash, transfer or credit card. Telephone: Julie or Lisa on: 0121 554 3434 Or Call in at: 44 Hockley Street, Hockley, Birmingham B18 6BH Web: www.diamond-milling-tools.com Email: Juliesstones@aol.com

The magazine SUBSCRIBE TODAY for the Jewellery ONLY £10.50 FOR Quarter THE NEXT 12 ISSUES www.thehockleyflyer.info

Now with automated Classified section on our new look web site... A new dedicated online events page with banner ads you can place yourself...

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Listening to MP3 music and thinking its good quality? Do you have a CD collection and-or a vinyl record collection gathering dust, or even an old hi-fi system? We might be interested in buying them from you. We can help you get your music back on-track with much higher quality sound. Advice on new ways of connecting your computer for higher sound quality than CD and played back on equipment smaller than a shoebox - great if you simply don’t have space for hi-fi separates We can also rip your CD’s to hard disc in various formats although FLAC is gathering momentum as the best, and include the metadata and album art ready to be played on your media streamer. Take a look at our new website - www.ybaaudio.co.uk - email info@ybaaudio.co.uk

Second hand Hi-Fi equipment now available SOLD

Technics Stereo Integrated Amplifier SU-V560. Currently being restored but will be a great amplifier again.

SOLD

Technics ST-G460L Stereo Radio Tuner Class AA. Nice condition, a few light scratches on top. Supplied with FM aerial and power cord. £30.00

SOLD Technics Stereo Integrated Amplifier SU-V60. Works great, only needed minor service and clean. £80.00

Sony ST-S170 Stereo Tuner am/fm. Excellent condition fully working supplied with FM aerial. Very light marks from use on top. £35.00

SOLD Denon DRM-700 Casette Deck. Good sound. This deck has cleaned up superbly with a few light marks. Hardly been used by the look of it.

SOLD

Philips CD604 CD player with instruction manual but no remote. Twin dac four times Yamaha KX–580 Special oversampling. Slight scratches Edition Cassette Deck, Dolby to the top at the back. B, C & S. Almost as new condition apart from one light scratch at rear of deck

SOLD Denon DRM-800 Casette Deck. Fabulous sounding deck, has been well used but fully functional still.

Our second-hand equipment comes cleaned inside and out, with Cassette heads and Compact Disc player lenses thouroughly cleaned and are tested before selling. All are supplied with power cords


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HERITAGE

JQH

“Jewellery Quarter Heritage is a vital initiative to ensure that the historic and manufacturing integrity of this world-famous district is respected in a sensitive, dynamic and sustainable way that engages responsibly with the present and future needs of the area.”

Patron: Professor Carl Chinn MBE, Ph.D., FRSA, FBirmSoc., social historian.

J E W E L L E RY Q UA R T E R H E R I T AG E

ONE YEAR ON an ANNUAL REPORT!

Was it really 12 months ago? (Anna Gibson photography)

I

t’s our birthday - Jewellery Quarter Heritage is twleve months old already – it was officially launched on 6th September 2012 at the Vertu bar. The first 12 months have seen us finding our way a bit, and the first issue of Jewellery Quarter Heritage is at long last in the planning stage, and yes we have advertising space available on the inside and outside covers but that is it – no other advertising will be available. It will be on a First come - First served basis. One thing we are particularly pleased about is work has started on

affordable workshops, to encourage both traditional style businesses and modern enterprise to locate in the area in an effort to create employment, and to convert empty buildings back to workshops, for which they were originally built. This project is in Vittoria Street, along with a restaurant all done in conjunction with one of our Platinum members! More news on this as the poject progesses. You can get involved with ‘Jewellery Quarter Heritage’ which comprises of ‘friends’ and ‘volunteers’, this is free and you can join simply by looking for the members area on our web site the address is on the bottom right of this page. You can also join by becoming a supporter at various levels – see below. Unfortunately, like all such groups though we are limited by funds available as to the services and events we can put on, so the networking events and a ‘Jewellery Quarter An-

How to Get Involved ...

Help us achieve our aims as we rely on Friends /Volunteers plus Supporters. All supporters also get the e-Newsletter.

FRIEND/VOLUNTEER Simply go to our website and go to membership area and join as Freind / Volunteer for our regular e-newsletter ..... FREE

SILVER SUPPORTER As friend/volunteer but includes 4 issues of ‘Historic Jewellery Quarter’ magazine (worth £18.40) ............. £35.00

nual Heritage Award for Restoration Work’ have been put on hold for the first year at least. Marie and Mark are in a position to give unofficial pre-planning guidance to help people interpret the complicated Jewellery Quarter Conservation and Management Plan and Design Guide. This is a service to Supporters only. Very exciting news next month... Marie and Mark Haddleton are the key people behind JQH and have worked in the Jewellery Quarter for over 31 years. Marie served on the Birmingham Conservation Advisory Committee for many years, representing the Jewellery Quarter, bnd also used to work tirelessy for The Jewellery Quarter Association, and has always been editor of The Hockley Flyer Mark has published The Hockley Flyer magazine for over 28 years, a book ‘The Jewellery Quarter History and Guide 1st and 2nd Editions’ plus two issues of The Jewellery Quarter Magazine, a guide to shops and visitor attractions in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter, along with The Chamberlain Clock 100 years of Keeping Time booklet. Mark also published ‘The Hatton Flyer’ but stopped after two issues!

GOLD SUPPORTER+

All above plus your company logo as a supporter on the website and in the Historic Jewellery Quarter magazine Company logo is optional......................................... £250.00

PLATINUM SUPPORTER+

All above plus your company logo as a supporter on the website and in the Historic Jewellery Quarter magazine Company logo is optional yes/no ............................ £500.00

MAGAZINE ONLY SUBSCRIPTION 4 Issues (one year) Historic Jewellery Quarter ......... £18.40

Jewellery Quarter Heritage, York House, 22 Frederick Street. Birmingham B1 3HE. Tel: 0121 236 4230

Supporters: Plus annonymous supporters

Web: www.jewelleryquarterheritage.net Email: info@jewelleryquarterheritage.net


PRESMAN MASTERMELT Trusted Since 1945

With over 30 years reclamation experience, I am now helping Businesses of all sizes around the ‘quarter’ achieve the maximum results from their workshop waste. Could you be missing out? Give me a call and see how I can help you.

t: 07956 232 734

e: jerrywitcomb@mastermelts.co.uk


PRESMAN MASTERMELT Trusted Since1945

Top Prices Paid Immediate returns available over the counter for hallmarked scrap. Come and speak to our friendly staff in Presmans for exclusive pricing which is not available via our website. We always have cash available. Fast Melt & Assay Presman have invested in the latest technology, enabling the majority of melt jobs to be completed whilst you wait. This service is perfect for unhallmarked jewellery, casting waste, lemels, dental crowns etc. What makes us different? Established in 1945, Presman is a long established and highly trusted company looking to build new relationships with both large and small businesses across the Jewellery Quarter. It doesn’t matter whether you are a designer maker or a large manufacturer, we guarantee you a fully transparent and personal service.

Download our FREE Presman scrap app!

Presman.co.uk

t: 0121 200 2555

99 Vittoria Street, Birmingham, B1 3NU t: 0121 200 2555 56 Hatton Garden, London, EC1N 8HP t: 0207 400 3 400

LBMA


Editorial

Editorial

Marie Haddleton and from the Editorial team.

Change of Telephone Number for Flyer

The Hockley Flyer October 2013 Issue No. 339

Publishing Editor: Editor: Advertising:

Tel: Email:

Mark Haddleton Marie Haddleton Mark Haddleton

0121-236 4230 info@thehockleyflyer.info

Editorial: Marie Haddleton Tel: 0121-236 4230 Email: marie@thehockleyflyer.info web site www.thehockleyflyer.info Deadline 25th of month preceding cover date. The Hockley Flyer is published by YBA Publications. The Editor is pleased to receive any contributions suitable for use in The Hockley Flyer, and all correspondence should be sent to: The Hockley Flyer, York House, 22 Frederick Street, Birmingham B1 3HE Whilst every care has been taken to ensure the contents are correct, we cannot be held responsible for any errors, omissions, etc. and the views expressed by contributors are not necessarily those of the publisher or the editor. All advertisements are accepted in good faith, and anyone trading with advertisers do so entirely at their own risk.

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The telephone number for The Hockley Flyer and Jewellery Quarter Heritage will change from 0121 233 3468 to 0121 236 4230 (our old fax number). All other numbers, email details etc will stay the same. Please remember to change over to the new number on 1st November.

Welcome to Prof. Carl Chinn

It is most unlikely that anyone has not heard of Carl. (He is Patron of Jewellery Quarter Heritage). The exciting news is that he is now joined Perry Beeches II school and no doubt we will be seeing (and hearing) quite a lot of Carl in the future!

Heritage: World War 1

As you all know, next year 2014, will be the 100th Anniversary of the beginning to the First World War (the war to end all wars!) yet very little seems to have been written about the Jewellery Quarter’s involvement. I have managed to find bits and pieces here and there but if you or your company have a story to tell (or maybe a picture we can scan), may I please ask you to contact me, or maybe tell me where to look them up. My father, stepfather, and father-in-law were in the army, and survived, although my father had a bruise on his shin which never went away. One of my uncles was in the navy (submarines) - he also survived. After the war, my father joined the police force at Kenyon Street and my father-in-law became a representative for L. Landau & Co. who were manufacturing jewellers based in India. I also have some editorial which was written in 1927 which tells something about the state of the jewellery trade at that time and how most companies took to making munitions for the duration - this work came at a very opportune time for some of them, as the trade was in deep recession. I am sure some of you will be able to help me with my research.

Coffee Morning

This was held on 27th September in aid of McMillan’s Cancer Research and a lot of fun was had by all in their fund-raising events - see story next month

‘Jewels of our City’ by Dr. Jean Debney.

We now have copies a available for sale at York House. Marie Haddleton Editor


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News

Award Winning Stella - A Pioneering Pendant Watch The husband and wife team Craig and Rebecca Struthers who have recently moved to Spencer Street in The Jewellery Quarter have set up a new design studio and are making their own watches. Their first watch has won one of the Lonmin Design Innovation Awards and at International Jewellery London. Craig and Rebecca explain: “The pioneering pendant watch named ‘Stella’ has been designed to push the boundaries of self-winding watch design, and is powered by the movement of the case rather than the wrist. The movement is mounted into a spinning ball which rotates on a platinum axis within a frame inspired by the ‘gimble’ used in early ship chronometers. Rock crystal hemispheres are set into platinum bands front and back so that the watch movement can be seen ticking away the seconds whilst the single, solitary hour hand slowly moves around the dial meaning the watch can be read accurately to within five minutes”. They continue: “Platinum is a difficult metal to work, especially

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Trade Talk from around the Jewellery Quarter and more.

when using the extra-hard platinum ruthenium alloy required by watchmakers for its anti-magnetic properties. It has proved so difficult for us to find manufacturers experienced in working to the exacting tolerances demanded by horology, so a great deal of fitting and finishing has been completed by us in house. This has been an incredible, challenging experience and the prestige of winning the award has inspired us to see how far we can push the boundaries of British watchmaking with more watches in the future.” After graduating Craig and Rebecca both worked in London for a few years before moving back to Brum to set up their own business. “We always thought the industry here is unrivalled by anywhere else in the UK, but projects like this really demonstrate the talents of the individuals we are lucky enough to have on our own doorstep.” www.struthers-london.com

Celebration at Deakin & Francis A weekend of celebration is in order at Deakin & Francis after Henry and James Deakin were featured in ‘Professional Jeweller’s Hot 100!’ Henry and James were voted ‘trendsetters’ at Tuesday night’s event (24th September) in London and it’s not hard to see why. As seventh generation designers and manufacturers of cufflinks, Henry and James have launched over 1000 designs of cufflinks from the everyday wear Gold Gem Set cufflinks to the quirkier designs such as the 18ct Gold Diamond Skull cufflinks with Ruby eyes and a moving jaw. The invite only event was held at One Marleybone and the winners were introduced by Professional Jeweller Editor Kathryn Bishop. Henry and James said: “Needless to say we’re extremely proud and plans are under way to set many more trends in 2014!” (Deakin & Francis are situated in the house previously occupied by James Watt in Regent Place).


Intergem Trade Fair (October, 3rd – 6th) Intergem, just like its presented goods, is a sparkling and one-of-akind event in the long list of professional events. The trade fair in IdarOberstein is one of the most important international gemstone events. Did you know that visitors of the Intergem have the chance of winning unique pieces worth 13.500 € this year? This year’s show is sure to be exceptional once again: ‘Goldschmiede Weyrich’ will present a copy of the chancellor’s ‘Deutschlandkette’. Sir Gaby Tolkowsky will take his audience into a journey of the beauty of the reflections of light, achieved only by the king of gemstones; and, whoever can answer three questions correctly has the chance to win either a tanzanite (4,87ct.) from Groh + Ripp, a necklace and pendant in rose gold with a total of 65 brilliants (vsi, 1,01 ct.) from Hans D. Krieger or a Gabrielle cut diamond (0,52ct., brown, si) from Ph. Hahn Söhne. But Intergem has more to show: here you can find the highest concentration of know-how concerning the beautiful creations of Mother Nature in the world. “The gemstone and jewellery sector in Idar-Oberstein is an important industry, which has grown over centuries,” says this year’s guest speaker and economy minister Eveline Lemke and continues: “This branch is a vital part of our culture and we are very proud of it.” Renowned local and international companies present the world’s most beautiful facets and objects and therewith place the ‘Capital of Gemstones’ into the focus of the professional world. All leading gemstone lapidaries, pearl retailers and technology suppliers are once again on board and will present goods from over 50 countries. Jewellers and jewellery manufacturers can find a concentration of specialties and rarities unmatched in the world. New gemstone findings and innovative cuts premier at Intergem before launching at the global market. Intergem also shows where modern jewellery design is going: “Intergem is a must for everyone who is looking

Domino: Significant Diamond Suites Selling Well The latest additions to Domino’s ‘Rosabella’ collection of stylish and sophisticated diamond jewellery were extremely well-received when they went on show at International Jewellery London in September and are continuing to sell well. Rosabella, which launched earlier this year, already offers retailers a tremendous choice of mix and match suites featuring necklaces, pendants, wristwear and earrings. The five new suites, which between them comprise fourteen new pieces, further broaden the options available and include some stunning, up-tothe moment designs perfect for the party season. All Rosabella jewels are available in 18ct white, yellow or

rose gold, pre-set with a choice of either HSi or GVs diamonds and the collection includes some real show stoppers, although there are also more modest designs available for everyday wear. One of the new pieces, which has provoked particular attention since its launch, is an elegant cuff bracelet with a box clasp. The round brilliant diamonds of the bracelet and those in its matching necklace and stud earrings have a fashionable hexagonal setting – giving the bracelet, in particular, an unusual honeycomb effect. “It is encouraging that consumers are clearly in the market for nonbridal, statement diamond jewellery. One of the new Rosabella suites comprises 10.5cts of diamonds, so it is very far from an impulse purchase and yet our retailers around the country are finding buyers for it and for other pieces in the range,” says Domino’s sales and marketing director Andrew Sollitt.

for trends, reaches his customers and thereby steadies his position in the market,” says Jochen Müller, president of the diamond and gemstone bourse Idar-Oberstein. Intergem’s managing director Kai-Uwe Hille states: “Intergem’s strength for almost three decades has always been the uniqueness, the exceptional and

one-of-a-kind which comes from IdarOberstein and its gemstone tradition with the unbelievable professional knowledge of its companies. In times of economic changes in the markets of the gemstone and jewellery trade, Intergem with its highest quality and individualism is a valuable impulse.” www.intergem.de October 2013

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Shine 2013 Exhibition - Part of London Design Festival Graduates recently awarded Goldsmiths’ Company accolades at New Designers will unite with the rising stars from the Goldsmiths’ Centre’s Foundation and Postgraduate Professional Design programmes and its Business Start-Up Studios in an exhibition of work setting the pace for the next generation of industry elite, which runs from 16 September – 30 November 2013. From the leading charity for the professional training of goldsmiths, a new award will be donated by Adam Munthe. The Benvenuto Cellini Prize of £3,000 will enable an outstanding Goldsmiths’ Centre Foundation Programme trainee to enter a piece in the Goldsmiths’ Craft and Design Council competition. “Cellini is one of the most inspirational goldsmiths of the 16th Century,” says Munthe. “He moved to Rome at nineteen, the age that many people start their apprenticeships today, where his work won the approval of Pope Clement VII, among others. I hope that this award will inspire young craftspeople of the 21st Century to design and make work to rival his.” Jewellery and silversmithing stars, Theo Fennell, Stephen Webster, Joanna Hardy, Hector Miller, and Grant MacDonald have met to judge the Goldsmiths’ Centre awards. Theo Fennell’s phenomenal designs, including trophies for the Italian For-

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mula 1 Grand Prix have been making news since he started his worldrenowned company in the Fulham Road, in 1982. Educated at Eton and the Byam Shaw School of Art he went on to learn his trade as an apprentice, and was grateful for the training he received whilst indentured to Edward Barnard, one of London’s oldest jewellery workshops. He has been an inspiration to many young designers including some of those taking part in Shine 2013. “We’re still nurturing a huge range of talent in the UK,” Fennell comments, “but we should nurture it more. The Goldsmiths’ Centre Foundation Programme provides a fantastic opportunity for young designers and makers to get their hands on the tools and techniques that will turn them into master craftspeople and get them into a rewarding career. We need more of these kinds of opportunities if we’re going to continue to lead in jewellery design.” Goldsmiths’ Centre Postgraduate Professional Design programme

alumnus and winner of the British Jeweller’s Association’s competition to design the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee brooch, Ivonna Poplanska, agrees. “Doing a degree gave me the knowledge and approach to produce amazing jewellery but it was the Goldsmiths’ Centre programme that honed my business and design skills and gave me the time and space to put them to use. Now my design business is really taking off and I’ve got the confidence to take it as far as it can go. The young people who’ve started to learn their trade at the Centre have got a really firm foundation to move on from and are set to do apprenticeships with some of the very best; they couldn’t have done that without the support of the Centre, it’s a fantastic place to kick start your future.” Ben Ryan and Rupert Todd, Professional Design programme alumni have taken a Starter Studio in the Centre to set up their own Business Start-up - living proof of how seamless the Goldsmiths’ Centre makes the transition from aspiring goldsmith to skilled practitioner. “The Centre is the only place I know where you can learn the basics, return to hone your skills and translate the whole lot into a successful business – all in the same supportive community.” Ryan explains. “With so many young people worrying whether they’ll end up in employment, after school or university, places like The Goldsmiths’ Centre offer a pragmatic solution,” adds Todd “I think it’s a real game-changer for the future of the goldsmiths’ craft in the UK.” Shine 2013 is on now to 30 November 2013. The Goldsmiths’ Centre is also the Clerkenwell Design Quarter hub during the London Design Festival 14 – 21 September 2013.

White Pine Sponsors National Pawnbrokers’ Association’s Charity Auction The diamond recycling company, White Pine Diamonds, has announced that it will be providing a Charity Auction Prize at the National Pawnbrokers’ Association’s annual Conference


The Great Debate - A Sparking Success at IJL The Great Debate, an initiative delivered in partnership between The Birmingham Assay Office and Reed Exhibitions once again covered new, thought provoking ground at International Jewellery London. Panellists Daniela Nordmeyer from fashion giant Monsoon Accessorize and fresh produce grower turned jeweller Alan Frampton drew some interesting parallels with other industries to make the capacity audience sit up and take notice. Daniela, an established practitioner with hands on experience of ethical trading issues in the fashion industry, gave a fascinating insight into the ways in which large fashion companies implement the principles of the industry’s Ethical Trading Initiative and strive to ensure that every element of their long supply chain complies with the code. Daniela highlighted the challenges arising from the limited but specific skills of some of the communities hand-making fashion jewellery products such as wooden and bead items and the difficulties in encouraging such people to continually create new designs to feed the developed world’s appetite for fashion trends. She also explained the amount of work that went into establishing a fair piece rate for such workers, particularly vulnerable homeworkers, and other challenges faced by the fashion jewellery industry. Alan Frampton, now Director of Cred Jewellery has a long a career in the production of fresh fruit and flow-

ers in several different countries. He focussed on examples in Kenya and Egypt where long established farms have their own schools, health centres and sports facilities, and career progression opportunities for their workers. By contrast Alan illustrated conditions in the alluvial gold ‘mines’ of Sierra Leone, where those doing the incredibly gruelling digging and panning for gold are somehow surviving on a dollar a day while their controllers make a significant amount of money. Alan contrasted this with the mines in Peru which comply with the recently introduced Fairtrade Gold accreditation which is beginning to gradually improve conditions for these workers. Summing up the Great Debate, Chairman Michael Allchin, Chief Executive of The Birmingham Assay Office confirmed the message delivered by both Daniela and Alan. He commented on the parallels between

the industries, particularly the similar vulnerability of the jewellery ‘homeworkers’ and the alluvial and Peruvian miners who work in small family or community groups, dependent upon one sole source of employment and therefore survival. Other industries evidently have many of the same issues and have done much more to address them than the gold and diamond industry has over the past twenty years. However, it is reassuring to know that we are all on the same journey. It is not a race and although there is no finishing line as there will always be more that can be done, the jewellery industry is now making big strides in the right direction. This is particularly evident this week with the signing of a new Memorandum of Understanding between CIBJO and RJC, uniting these two global industry bodies in their fight to improve standards.

which takes place in London on 11th October, 2013. The company has pledged to provide a $1000 trip for two to Barcelona, where White Pine has its European headquarters. This – together with a number of other prizes - will be auctioned for charity during the Conference by Stephen Whittaker of Fellows Auctioneers in Birmingham. This annual practice normally raises well in excess of £20,000 for the NPA’s chosen charity. White Pine’s prize includes air fares for two and two nights in a City Centre hotel, as well as an afternoon

of diamond grading instruction at the company’s offices with instruction from one of its expert-team of GIA certified diamond graders. White Pine has been working closely with The NPA over the past year and is now providing a highly successful diamond-recycling service to a number of its member firms. White Pine’s diamond grading team will be having a stand at the conference from which it will be offering an on-the-spot grading service to participants who may wish to bring some stones with them for perusal.

“Until recently many pawnbrokers left with unredeemed diamond jewellery would simply scrap it for its metal content, not seeing the diamonds, particularly smaller and melee stones, as having any intrinsic value. White Pine offers those people a quick, no-hassle and profitable way of disposing of those stones and others which may come to them as the result of ‘Cash for Gold’ services they provide. We are looking forward to seeing NPA members’ stones at the Conference and to working with them to maximise their value,” says Phillips.

Alan Frampton - Cred Jewellery, Daniela Nordmeyer - Monsoon Accessorize, Catherine Sproule - RJC Responsible Jewellery Council, Michael Allchin - The Birmingham Assay Office.

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Featured

Featured story of the Month.

‘Regenerated’ - Part of the Regional Art in the Heart Programme ‘Regenerated’ showcases the work of three leading contemporary makers based in Birmingham’s unique Jewellery Quarter. Cathy Miles creates delicate, highly detailed illustrations in metal which explore the identity of everyday objects. Silversmith Rajesh Gogna presents a series of sculptural vessels in response to the architecture of the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao. Miranda Sharpe creates jewellery, bowls, and wall works which combine a fascination for the natural word

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with contemporary silversmithing techniques and industrial enamelling processes. ‘Regenerated’ at The Museum

of the Jeweller y Quarter sets up a dialogue between making in the Jewellery Quarter today, and over the past 200 years. Over the course of the exhibition the artists will respond to the perfectly preserved historic ‘Smith & Pepper’ jeweller y factory which forms the hear t of the museum. Watch out for witty and thoughtprovoking interventions and new work during the show. The show has been running for some time already and finishes 11 January 2014. www.rajeshgogna.co.uk, www. m i r a n d a s h a r p e . c o . u k , w w w. cathymiles.com, www.artscouncil. org.uk


WB The Creative Jewellery Group Makes a Stand September 2013 was something of a record for WB The Creative Jewellery group in terms of stand space taken at the UK’s autumn trade events. All three of its companies – Domino, Weston Beamor and Gecko – took space at this year’s International Jewellery London – with two sizeable stands for Domino and Gecko on the prestigious boulevard and a further large stand for Weston Beamor, just behind the Domino Stand. The stands gave the group an impressive total floor space of 128sq metres, making it one of the largest, if not the largest, exhibitor in the show. Add into that further 25sq metres for at the Autumn Fair, NEC and you begin to get some idea of the Group’s sheer presence and growing importance within the UK market. “Because many people only deal with one of our brands I think they are sometimes unaware of the scale of our company,” says Group MD Andrew Morton. “Had we clustered all three companies together, we would have had a simply enormous presence at International Jewellery London. I’m pleased to say that both events were extremely successful for us and as someone once famously said ‘we will be back’.” WB The Creative Jewellery has already booked space at both IJL and Autumn Fair next year and with new stands planned for both Gecko and Domino they are looking forward to further increasing their presence at these events.

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Heritage

Were They On the Same Boat? by Marie Haddleton

Talk about coincidences, how about this via an email from Jim Piddock: ‘I have just completed a visit to the Jewellery Museum but this time taking an 84 year old New Zealand family member. Her mother was born in Birmingham but went to live in New Zealand in 1919 after meeting and marrying her first cousin who had just returned from the first world war, and came to meet his relatives using the free travel pass that they were given. Her name was Ethel Piddock. Most of the Piddock family were employed in the jewellery trade, mostly gold makers. On my visit I was told that you may be interested in the enclosed picture which I think was taken about the same time. The Piddock is in the centre of the picture. I do not know the name of the factory but may find this out from more info from NZ.’ This story ‘rang a bell’ with me and I looked out a similar story from my family history. My mother Jessie Tease Walker (born 1903) lived opposite the Serpentine Ground in Witton (where the annual Onion Fair was held). She had a close friend of the same age living next door named Sadie Wilmore, with her sister Trixie. My mother and Sadie left school at 14 and both came to work in The Jewellery Quarter sewing buttons on cards (this was during

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News and Stories with a Historical or heritage interest...

World War 1 and they were probably buttons for soldiers’ uniforms). The Jewellery Quarter was easily accessible from Witton via canal barge. The button factory closed down at the end of the war and both girls were out of work. At that time, my mother was being courted by a Welshman who cycled from Aberystwyth on a regular basis to see her. He had no job after being demobbed from the army and my grandfather, a ‘brassfounder’ had a policy ‘them’s as don’t work don’t eat!’ - he had seven children to feed - no hand-outs then! My mother had little option but to get married at the age of 18 to Richard Evan Jones who joined the police force (C77) after being

Newspaper clip of Lord & Lady Manning.

Sadie, Trixie and their mum. 1920

demobbed from the army, and they moved into a flat over a shop on ‘The Flat’ (Icknield Street - later moving to Tenby Street). Sadie, however, took the opportunity to emigrate to New Zealand to marry a NZ soldier she had met during the war but she fell in love with someone else on the boat and married him instead! He later became Lord Mayor of Christchurch and remained so for many years (a Lord Mayor was elected by the people in NZ and for him it was almost a job for life!) They entertained Royalty on their visit to


Post card The Square Christchurch 1925.

NZ. and later became Lord and Lady Manning which meant a trip to the UK. This included a visit to see my mother in Birmingham, when we met up with them. They had a son (Pembrey) who was just a bit older than me and Sadie and my mother hoped that we would meet and marry! However I was engaged to Ken, but they still offered to ‘back us’ by securing us employment and a house (rules on emigration to NZ were very strict). However my future husband was not of the adventurous type and didn’t want to leave the UK. I have a postcard with a picture of The Square, Christchurch, from Sadie to my mother and father, worded ‘To Jess & Evan with fond love from Sadie (Xmas 1925)’. Also I have a postcard off Sadie, Trixie and their mother from NZ dated September 25th 1920 - written on the back is ‘To our dear Jessie in memory of past happy hours, with much love from the ‘originals’, Sadie, Trixie, and mum’. The question is - in 1919 did both Sadie and the Piddocks travel out on the same boat to New Zealand? if they did, then on such a long voyage they would sure to have met, and The Jewellery Quarter would doubtless have come into their memories of Birmingham and their homeland they had left behind.

One Year On and Professor Carl Chinn Joins PBII Jackie Powell, Head teacher of Perry Beeches II School told The Hockley Flyer: “September 2013 brings the start of our second year at Perry Beeches II here in the Jewellery Quarter. We had an amazing year last year with all of our students making exceptional progress in their academic studies. We feel very much at home here in the Jewellery Quarter because of the warm welcome we received. This area of the City is perfectly in tune with our ethos of hard work and always seeking to go that extra mile in order to be successful and to be part of a real sense of community. We are delighted to announce that Professor Carl Chinn

has joined the Perry Beeches family.” Liam Nolan, Executive Head, said: We are delighted that Carl is with us, he is passionate about education and young people.” Carl, who has supported the Hockley Flyer for many years, tells us: “Working with Perry Beeches II is an opportunity to work with a diverse range of students and although I will be teaching, I know that I am going to learn from the young people, which is a thrilling prospect”. He continued: “Everyone has a story to tell, hopefully we will build up a picture of how we all came to be sharing this space and how we are all brummies and how this is our City”. Jackie continued: “We are so delighted to have Carl with us; he is going to make sure that we have a real understanding of our history, here in the Jewellery Quarter. He has already so inspired our students that they are developing a real love for the history of their own families and of Birmingham.”

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Stan’s Cafe: Twilightofthefreakingods Birmingham-based theatre company Stan’s Cafe celebrate their fifth anniversary of @ AE Harris, their Jewellery Quarter HQ, with a spectacular new production based on Götterdämmerung, the final part of Richard Wagner’s Ring Cycle. Cheekily retitled Twilightofthefreakingods, Stan’s Cafe’s reinterpretation of Wagner’s stirring epic - a battle between humans and Gods inspired by Norse mythology - is described by the company as “a large-scale theatrical experiment” as the story unfolds simultaneously over 255 minutes across three performance spaces totalling 2,000 square metres. Filled with subtle echoes from previous Stan’s Cafe shows, this unique site-specific production will be performed just twice by a cast of 13 who, without any rehearsals, will work from individual instructions and timetables. Unlike conventional scripts, these will not include dialogue, and each actor will only see

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their own specific directions. With raked and cabaret styled seating available and a bar open throughout serving flaming cocktails as well as snacks and more familiar drinks, audience members can choose how to watch the show. “It should be an extraordinary occasion,” says Stan’s Cafe’s Artistic Director, James Yarker. “We’re planning it all out very carefully on a giant spreadsheet but ultimately no one can be sure how it will work until it’s happening. We hope the audience will feel free to move about and choose which of three parallel performance spaces to watch at any given moment. One thing we’re sure of is that afterwards the audience will be able to relish saying, “I was there then it happened!” Instead of Wagner’s music the performance will be accompanied by a new live soundtrack by Nina West (The Cleansing of Constance Brown). Time manipulated videos of the show will be edited by Reel

Access for a 2014 screening as part of Flatpack. Although Stan’s Cafe are remaining at, and continue to produce shows at, AE Harris, Twilightofthefreakingods will be the final performance in the larger 2,000 square metre space. Twilightofthefreakingods is produced in association with Reel Access and Flatpack.

LISTINGS Twilightofthefreakingods

Thursday 10 October 2013, 7pm11.15pm Saturday 12 October 2013, 7.45pmmidnight AE Harris 110 Northwood Street Birmingham B3 1SZ Tickets: £10 (standard); £20 (“Godlike” - with full signed ‘script’ and limited edition photograph) www.stanscafe.co.uk


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Jewellery & Giftware Ball Thursday 5 December 2013 - The St John’s Hotel, 651 Warwick Road - Solihull B91 1AT

The Jewellery & Giftware Ball committee is delighted to announce plans for this year’s Jewellery & Giftware Ball which is being held in aid of the British Jewellery Giftware & Finishing Federation Benevolent Society on Thursday 5 December 2013. This year’s event sees a change in venue to the St John’s Hotel in the heart of Solihull whose reputation for providing excellent food for big

events is outstanding. The champagne reception is once again being sponsored by the National Exhibition Centre and a vibrant young band The Beat Collective - will be providing the entertainment – although there may be some surprises too, not least the winners of the BJA Membership Awards. This is a charity event so, of course, there will be some fun fund-raising activities including the Cookson Gold Cash Prize Draw, an auction, raffle and a tombola featuring the new and exciting products entered for the Gift of the Year Awards. Tickets are £858.00 (Inc VAT) for a table of twelve (includes one free

ticket) or £78.00 (Inc VAT) per person. This exceptional value would not be possible without the generous sponsorship of Birmingham Assay Office, Cookson Gold, Gems TV, Global Bullion, I2I, Jewellery Brokers, TH March & Co, the National Exhibition Centre, Rudell the Jewellers, Skyflite London, WB - The Creative Jewellery Group, HS Walsh and individuals, Jerry Arkinstall, silver and goldsmith Andrew Macgow, David Simons, and Andrew Ross. To reserve your table(s) and for further details about the menu, special rates at the St John’s Hotel and the fantastic auction and raffle prizes please visit: http://www.batf.uk.com/ en/benevolent-society/ball.cfm.

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Property

Property Planning Matters GENERAL

The ‘GOLDEN TRIANGLE’ and the ‘INDUSTRIAL MIDDLE’ are the areas protected against inappropriate residential use. A large number of Planning Applications are not in accordance with the Planning Legislation which is there to ‘protect’ the Jewellery Quarter and the trade. Please help the Jewellery Quarter to survive by making your ‘official’ protest against such Applications.

New Applications 2013/07186/PA Assay Office LP Adjacent to Assay Office Newhall Street/ Charlotte Street. Application for prior notification for replacement of telecommunications equipment and associated cabinet. 24-09-2013 2013/07008/PA 109-111 Pope Street Hockley Birmingham B1 3AG. Conservation Area Consent for demolition of rear single storey workshop and replace with three storey workshop. Refurbishment of existing two storey front offices, showroom and increase in associated office (B1a) floor space. 16-09-2013 2013/06878/PA CBD The Big Peg 120 Vyse Street Birmingham B18 6NF. Prior notification application for the installation of transmission dish and associated works 11-09-2013 2013/06741/PA Unit 4 62 Camden Street Hockley Birmingham B1 3DP. Installation of replacement windows with roller shutters to side elevation. 05-092013 2013/06711/PA 28 Camden Drive Birmingham B1 3LR. Installation of 3 no. new windows and alterations to existing glazing to front elevation. 04-09-2013 2013/06689/PA 45-50 Tenby Street North Hockley Birmingham B1 3EG. Application for a non material amendment to planning approval 2012/06886/ PA for additional windows to plot 1 second and third floor bathroom and shower rooms and plots 5 - 8 - third floor shower rooms. 03-09-2013.

Ongoing 2013/06349/PA 16 Hockley Street Hockley Birmingham B18 6BL. Display

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of 1no. non illuminated sign. 21-08-2013 2013/06183/PA Land off Augusta Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham. Formation of car park with associated access. 15-08-2013 2013/06142/PA Warstone Lane and Vyse Street Land at Corner of Birmingham. Creation of ‘Golden Square’ to include event area, promenade, orchard, retail/ information kiosk and associated public realm improvements. 14-08-2013. 2013/06098/PA Warstone Lane Cemetery Warstone Lane Hockley Birmingham B18 6NN. Remedial/repair works to existing retaining wall which has collapsed that forms part of “The Catacombs”. 13-08-2013. 2013/06076/PA 120 Pope Street Carver Street Birmingham B1 3AG. Erection of a 5-storey building to provide an 82 bedroom hotel with associated basement plant rooms and back of house facilities. 13-08-2013. 2013/06075/PA Kenyon Forge Unit 14, Kenyon Street Birmingham B18 6DH Change of use to tattoo studio (suigeneris). 12-08-2013 2013/05972/PA 33 Pitsford Street Hockley Birmingham B18 6LJ. Erection of a three storey building to provide 12 apartments with associated amenity area and car parking. 08-08-2013 2013/05510/PA 45-50 Tenby Street North Hockley Birmingham B1 3EG. Non Material Amendment attached to approval 2012/06886/PA to alter the position and style of windows and alterations to the courtyard layout. 4-072013 2013/05117/PA 31A Frederick Street Birmingham B1 3HH. Listed Building Consent for erection of covered entrance porch / portico to front elevation and feature railings to ground floor windows. 11-07-2013 2013/05116/PA 31A Frederick Street Birmingham B1 3HH. Erection of covered entrance porch / portico to front elevation and feature railings to ground floor windows. 11-07-2013

provide 6 no. apartments, changes to the front and rear entrances with internal works, improvements to the frontal sash windows, installation of solar panels to roof, retention of ground floor offices and associated car parking 22-04-2013 2013/02823/PA The Birmingham Mint Icknield Street Hockley Birmingham B18 6RU. Listed Building Consent for the conversion of floors 1 and 2 to provide 6 no. apartments, changes to the front and rear entrances with internal works, improvements to the frontal sash windows, installation of solar panels to roof, retention of ground floor offices and associated car parking 22-04-2013

New Decisions 2013/05760/PA 83 Spencer Street Crescent Silver Birmingham B18 6DE Installation of 2 no. windows and increase in height of existing parapet on the rear elevation. Final Decision Approve subject to Conditions 2013/04845/PA 118 Vyse Street Hockley Birmingham B18 6LP. Widening of existing entrance doorway, installation of roller shutters and 2 no. windows and creation of access ramp and steps. Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions. 2013/04049/PA 133 Great Hampton Street College Of Law Birmingham B18 6AQ. Display of 2no. non illuminated signs & 1no. internally illuminated sign. Final Decision - Approve Temporary 2013/01282/PA Land at 86-87 Carver Street Birmingham B1 3AL. Conservation Area Consent for the demolition of existing industrial buildings. Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions. 2013/01280/PA. Land at 86-87 Carver Street Birmingham B1 3AL. Demolition of existing buildings and erection of a mixed use residential and commercial development comprising of 61 apartments and a four storey office building of 1,583 sqm with associated access and parking and provision of a first floor link bridge from 87 Carver Street to 95 Carver Street. Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions.

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2013/04542/PA 109-111 Pope Street Hockley Birmingham B1 3AG. Demolition of rear single storey workshop and replace with three storey workshop. Refurbishment of existing two storey front offices, showroom and increase in associated office (B1a) floor space. 26-06-2013

2013/04679/PA Newman Brothers Coffin Fitting Works 13-15 Fleet Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B3 1JU Listed building consent for works to convert building into heritage visitor attraction and studio office/workshop space. Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions

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2013/04190/PA 38 George Street Birmingham B3 1QA. Change of use from offices to residential (Use Class C3).


Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions. 2013/04049/PA 133 Great Hampton Street College Of Law Birmingham B18 6AQ. Display of 2no. non illuminated signs & 1no. internally illuminated sign. Final Decision - Approve Temporary 2013/03833/PA 37 Albion Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B1 3EP. Installation of new shutters and alterations to front elevation. Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions 2013/03716/PA 5-8 Caroline Street Birmingham B3 1TR. Erection of a three storey rear extension, with undercroft parking, to provide 6 no. 1 bed apartments and 6 no. 2 bed apartments, roof extension and refurbishment of frontage building to provide 2 no. 1 bed apartments, ground floor cafe (Use Class A3) and offices at first and second floor levels. Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions 2013/00197/PA 48-56 Branston Street Hockley Birmingham B18 6BP. Change of use from void factory premises to commercial use (classes A1, A2 and B1) at ground floor and basement level and 4 x 1 bed apartments at first and second floor. Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions

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NOW - 19 Oct - GALACTIC CRAFT EXHIBITION - Blast off into a galaxy far away with ‘Galactic’, an exhibition exploring the spectacle and wonders of outer space. From jewellery inspired by meteorites and shooting stars through to space-age ceramics and ethereal glass, this exhibition offers an opportunity for stargazing right in the heart of Brum! Work on display includes futuristic jewellery in precious metals by Mandana Oskoui, Emily Thatcher and Annie Cracknell, as well as Samantha Donaldson’s stunning glass forms inspired by rock minerals. NOW- 12 Oct - MEMBERS & ASSOCIATES’S EXHIBITION. Members and Associates, including newly-elected Associates of the RBSA, show their current work in an annual exhibition held since 1842. Works in all media will be on show (except photography). Don’t miss the free demonstration by Marylane Barfield PPRBSA on Saturday 14 September. NOW - 02 Nov - ROGER KEELING RBSA - Solo Show. A collection of figure studies in different media. NOW - 16 Nov - VALERIE DUGAN ARBSA - Solo Show - A display of Valerie’s realistic botanical watercolour paintings and calligraphy. Don’t miss Valerie’s free demonstration on Saturday 12 October. 07 Oct - 07 Dec - ELAINE HIND RBSA - Solo Show - INFLORESCENCE. Shape, pattern and colour, observed from plant life and interpreted in porcelain. 14 Oct - 26 Oct - NEW AND SELECTED WORKS EXHIBITION. Solo exhibition of works by Robert Perry RBSA. Examples of Robert’s ever-evolving traditional and experimental techniques applied to the landscapes of the Black Country, North Wales and France. The exhibition also features works made on the sites of the D-Day Landings in Normandy as part of a research project in association with Bletchley Park and the University of Northampton. Meet Rob at the Gallery on Monday 14, Wednesday 16, Sunday 20, Monday 21, Wednesday 23 and Saturday 26 October. Join Rob at the celebratory event for his solo exhibition on Saturday 19 October. 21 Oct - 18 Jan - KALEIDOSCOPE CRAFT EXHIBITION - A vibrant celebration of colour, Kaleidoscope presents a vivid and exciting collection of innovative contemporary jewellery, ceramics and textiles, perfect for Christmas shopping! Dazzling designs by Melanie Tomlinson, Miranda Sharpe and Louise Miller make a welcome return to the Craft Gallery alongside dynamic work by makers new to Birmingham, including textile jeweller, Emma Calvert, and ceramicist, Maria Wojdat. The display

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also includes pieces by the winner and runners-up of the RBSA Prize of Innovation and Creativity awarded to graduates from Birmingham City University’s School of Jewellery and selected by our Gallery Coordinator. 28 Oct - 09 Nov - THE INDUSTRIAL MUSE EXHIBITION. Group exhibition of works by Brian Fletcher RBSA, David Harban RBSA, Paul Hipkiss RBSA, Ron Law RBSA and Tom Millard RBSA Five RBSA artists respond to the industrial heritage of the West Midlands through painting, print and sculpture. Join the exhibitors at the celebratory event for their group exhibition on Sunday 27 October. Don’t miss Ron Law’s free demonstration on Saturday 2 November. Meet the exhibitors at the Gallery on Saturday 9 November.

Training & Education

08 Oct and 19 Nov - BUYING SECOND HAND JEWELLERY? THE FACTS. This one day course gives practical training and advice for staff who need to identify and assess new, second-hand and antique jewellery. In addition to theoretical information it includes interactive sessions on identifying hallmarks, diamonds and coloured gemstones. 12 Oct - 10.00am - 4.00pm. SILVER PENDANT WORKSHOP - Museum of the Jewellery Quarter. Join designer maker Louise Mary to create your own stylish and contemporary pendants using simple techniques to create unique textures and designs. £50.00 per person - cost includes all materials and refreshments. Booking essential and places limited - please call 0121 554 3598 to book your place now! 15 Oct and 13 Nov- UNDERSTANDING HALLMARKING - Birmingham Assay Office. This halfday event provides a unique opportunity to go behind the scenes and visit the Hallmarking Floor at the Birmingham Assay Office, which is not usually open to the public. During a special guided tour you will see how Hallmarking are applied to precious metal items and jewellery and have the chance to ‘have a go’ at Hallmarking. The event is ideal for those working in the jewellery or precious metal trades, collectors, and members of the public who would like to learn more about Hallmarking, including the history of Hallmarking in the UK and current legislation. 16 Oct and 27 Nov - UNDERSTANDING PRODUCT SAFETY FOR FASHION ACCESSORIES This one day course offers basic level training for jewellery technologist and costume jewellery and fashion accessories buyers who wish to understand new and cur-

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rent EU and USA product legislation and testing requirements BEFORE supplying product for sale to consumers. The course provides an invaluable overview of the current market for precious and non precious metals and accessories before focusing Nickel, Lead and Cadmium, including why each metal is harmful and current testing regulations. The course also covers the range of testing available, how to request tests and how to complete specific test forms.

some of the most important coloured stones used in jewellery, including sapphires, rubies, emeralds and tanzanite. Delegates will gain a good commercial understanding of these stones and the key selling points for each one. A practical session looking at gemstones will give an excellent refresher for those with some experience, or a good starting point for delegates who are new to assessing or selling coloured gemstones.

22 Oct and 26 Nov - UNDERSTANDING DIAMONDS. This hands on course is intended for retail staff who already have some experience of selling jewellery and precious stones. The one day course will provide an in depth understanding of diamonds improving their confidence when selling. It gives each delegates a chance to study and observe loose diamonds using a 10x loupe as in retail conditions. delegates will gain a greater understanding of the 4 C’s and also diamond treatments, simulants and synthetics.

06 Nov - AN INTRODUCTION TO TOUCH ACID TESTING. This half day course is aimed at delegates with little or no experience of Touch Acid testing for precious metals. By the end of the course, delegates will be able to test and identify precious metals including gold, silver, platinum,and palladium.

23 Oct. 12 Nov and 25 Nov - UNDERSTANDING WATCHES - Birmingham Assay Office. This hands-on course is intended for retail staff or enthusiasts who already have some experience of watches. The one da y course will provide an in depth understanding of the technical aspects and benefits of different types of watches, improving confidence when selling. It will also teach basic practical skills which will enable delegates to diagnose possible faults and carry out maintenance repairs.

09 Oct - 12 Oct - GONE TO EARTH - Blue Orange Theatre. Mary Webb is one of the over looked classic novelists but her lyrical, passionate and often humorous writing explores the eternal themes of love, human frailty and the attraction of ugliness. Award winning adaptor Helen Edmundson brings this haunting tale to the stage where the free-spirited Hazel’s innocence and beauty attract two men who struggle to possess her. Her fate unfolds as simply and relentlessly as a Greek tragedy. This production is presented in association with Nick Hern Books

30 Oct - 1.00pm - 3.00pm Family craft activity - Museum of the Jewellery Quarter. £3.00 per person - call 0121 554 3598 to book your place now! Join artist Adrienne Craddock to create your own bronze medal in this family friendly workshop. 05 Nov - UNDERSTANDING COLOURED GEMSTONES - Birmingham Assay Office . This one day interactive training course takes an in depth look at

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30 Oct - 2.00pm - Join Dr Chris Upton for the annual Ghost Walk around Birmingham’s historic Jewellery Quarter. Suitable for all the family. £5.00 per person - booking essential, please call 0121 554 3598 to book your place now! 31 Oct - 09 Nov - Jekyll and Hyde - Blue Orange Theatre. London’s streets are awash with fear as a dark and sinister figure prowls through the fog. The city has become a nightmare, no one dares to walk the streets alone. There are shadows where the strange and sinister Edward Hyde seems to have the ability to appear and disappear at will. Jon Utterson, a respectable lawyer, starts investigating Hyde when Dr Henry Jekyll, Utterson’s friend, leaves a will in his care. In it he leaves all his property to Hyde in the event of his death or disappearance. Jekyll refuses to talk about Hyde and despite his best attempts to uncover the truth, Utterson is thwarted at every turn by this man of mystery. 07 Nov @ 1.15pm ro 1.45pm. St Pauls Church - THURSDAY LIVE Organ Recital. Played by Paul Carr: Marcel Dupré (1886–1971) Prelude and Fugue in B, G F Handel (1685–1759) Music for the Royal Fireworks Bourée, Minuet & Trio, La Rejouissance, Sir William Harris (1883-1973) Prelude from Four Short Pieces, Alfred Hollins (1865-1942) A Song of Sunshine, Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971), Berceuse and Finale from The Firebird

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08 Oct - ITCHYFEET BIRMINGHAM: The Itchy Feet parties return to the Jam House for the new term... Itchy Feet is the rock n’ roll, swing and blues night that has taken the country by storm and leaving revellers up and down the country with a’tapping in their toes and with a thirst for more.. See www.itchyfeetonline.co.uk for further details. 09 Oct - GOSPEL CENTRAL: A monthly celebration of the talent to be found in the local Gospel music scene giving an urban and contemporary edge to gospel music - featuring Colin Peters & Andre Bassing. 10 Oct - The SUBS: Great chance to see one of our most popular of weekend bands play not only some of their rock anthem set, but a few of their own material! 11 and 12 Oct - UP4 THE DOWNSTROKE: Stellar vocal harmony is blended with excellent musicianship to make Up 4 The Downstroke the UKs premier band playing RnB faves from the likes of Beyonce, Timberlake, Rhianna and more. 15 Oct - JAZZLINES presents ... CHRIS YOUNG ENSEMBLE: Alto saxophonist Chris Young is one of the top graduates to emerge in recent years from the Jazz course at Birmingham Conservatoire.Chris’s music is always up-tempo, exciting and melodic and the band he leads has the same approach. 16 Oct - THE GIANT KILLERS: A welcome return of these five talented musicians of the “blues world” who have teamed up to form an exciting band performing genuine ‘swing’ and ‘rhythm & blues’. A definite “must see” 17 Oct - The PLATINUM ROGUES: The Platinum Rogues are a collection of some the finest musicians in the UK with a deep rooted love for funky soul music. A seven-piece band built around the amazing vocals of Sophie Jones, who drives the band with tracks from the likes of Beyonce, Joss Stone, Bruno Mars, Michael Jackson, Katy Perry, Rihanna and many more. 18 and 19 Oct - DETROIT SOUL: An explosive collection of classic and contemporary dance music, with all of your Tamla Motown, Atlantic Soul and funk favourites. 22 Oct - STEVE AJAO’S BLUES GIANTS: Steve Ajao (guitar), Mike Hatton (bass guitar) and Pete Hammond (drums) form Steve Ajao Blues Giants. Birmingham born Steve Ajao has been playing guitar for nearly forty years and has become one of Birmingham’s top blues and rock guitarists. Visit Steve’s website www.steveajao.com and there are several videos of Steve on Youtube Mike Hatton has played with Steve since 1982 and also plays with his own band The Mike Hatton Jazz Quintet. 23 Oct - PETER GRANT: Peter Grant does something quite incredible with big band Jazz. Don Black said “Peter Grant doesn’t sing songs, he lives them”. Peter & Danny McCormack, on piano, take their audience on a fully live musical journey of classic big band hits fused with epic ballads that make the hairs on your arms stand on end. Peter is also on a mission to make big band music new, fresh and current so the audience may find themselves hearing something that can only be compared to Frank Sinatra singing a Bee Gees song! 24 Oct - LES AND THE LICKS: Les & the Licks are a guitar based 4 piece band that sound

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amazing and play a selection of rock, pop, funk and soul hits. 25 and 26 Oct - GROUPER: Rock this weekend with this four-piece guitar band playing a complete range of classics old and new. 29 Oct - The ACOUSTIC SESSIONS: New talent showcase presented by Ben Drummond, To be part of this regular feature at the Jam House, all musicians should contact the Jam House direct on 0121 200 3030. 30 Oct - IMAGINATION with Leee John: FLASHBACK: The very best of Imagination featuring the lead singer LEEE JOHN! All the hits from the platinum selling albums Body Talk, In the Heat of the Night and Night Dubbing JUST AND ILLUSION, BODY TALK, MUSIC AND LIGHTS, FLASHBACK, IN AND OUT OF LOVE and many more. IMAGINATION had chart hits in twenty eight countries, selling over 26 million records to date, earning four platinum discs, nine gold discs and over a dozen silver discs around the world. Founded by Leee John in the early 80’s Imagination soon became one of the most successful funk bands of the decade. Lead singer Leee John recaptures the spirit of their early 80’s success with a special concert celebrating FLASHBACK: The very best of Imagination Including the 2 new singles/tracks Truth and Krash. 31 Oct - LatinMotion presents DEL CAMINO: Popular seven piece Salsa Band supported by LatinMotion DJs. Salsa classes from LatinMotion’s own Mauricio Reyes, from 9pm. (www.latinmotion.co.uk) 01 Nov - THE RED LEMONS: A band of superbly accomplished and very individual musicians come together to perform a vast range of soul & funk favourites from the likes of Aretha Franklin, The Temptations, and Stevie Wonder to Alicia Keys, Duffy, and Plan B. 05 Nov - DOWNSTROKE: Downstroke’s funky mid-week special is a regular and popular feature at the Jam House with an eclectic selection of classic soul 07 Nov - Mr BEN: This entertaining & energetic four piece plays a terrific range of classic and contemporary rock anthems from the likes of the Police & Proclaimers to Stereophonics & Snow Patrol (www.mrben.com) 08 and 09 - THE INTENTIONS: The soul of James Brown, Otis Redding and Wilson Picket live on in the guise of London vocal ace, Andy Mitchell and the stellar Intentions band - major players in the Midlands Soul Scene for decades with Curtis Little, who continue to attract a great audience.


Why UHY? UHY Hacker Young (Birmingham) LLP is an ambitious and growing firm of chartered accountants located on Vittoria Street in the Jewellery Quarter with offices across the UK. We offer a Professional, timely and appropriate service at competitive rates taking an avid interest in your business, as we are focused on helping you prosper.

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THE PEN Room Museum. Come, see, and learn about Birmingham’s domination of the making of Steel Pen Nibs in the 19th Century at The Argent Centre on Frederick Street, Birmingham B1 3HS. Tel: 0121 236 9834. Admission Free.

VACANCIES DB CIVILS Limited specialises in all types of construction work from resurfacing, drainage, brickwork, utility connections, and site clearance. Our clients include the Catholic Church, Western Power Distribution and Birmingham City Council Education Dept. All work is fully guaranteed and we have £5million public liability for added protection. Visit our website for more details www.dbcivils.co.uk. Phone: 07930 934611 / 0121 6498568 SWALLOW GARAGE – For all your vehicle repairs/MOT’S etc. 11 Well Street, Hockley, Birmingham B19 3BG. Tel: 0121 554 2830, Fax 0121 554 2830.

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PROFESSIONAL JEWELLERY Courses, 1,2,3 and 5 day professional jewellery courses. Stone setting courses with a lecturer who has been a professional setter for over 40 years. Chasing and repousse with an Italien lecturer whose family have been in this trade since the 16th century. This is just an example, all our lecturers are professional at what they teach and are excellent teachers. http://www.inthestudio.co.uk

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BULLION DEALERS • SMELTERS ASSAYERS • WHOLESALE JEWELLERY We are specialists in the recovery of Precious Metals for the Jewellery and Dental Trades, and we will buy scrap, lemel, sweeps etc in any form or quantity.

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We buy Gold, & Silver, Hallmarked & Unhallmarked at the same rate. Premium Prices Paid for Surplus Jewellery Stock. Lemels, Sweeps and Polishings, including Dental Scrap. Fast turnaround 24hrs Lemels, 5 days Sweeps. Gold & Silver Solutions and Residues, Cyanide & Acid based. Fluxes, Pots & Crucibles, and other low grade materials. Free Collection or Free Insured Postal Service. Prompt payment by Cash, Cheque or T.T. FOR YOUR BULLION NEEDS WE SUPPLY

 Solders  Casting Grain  Tube  Sheet  Wire For a fast, efficient and confidential service call Dave or Steve on

0121 236 7597 OR CALL IN TO OUR TRADE COUNTER AT

43-45 SPENCER STREET, HOCKLEY, BIRMINGHAM Fax: 0121 233 1470 Open 9.00am to 5.00pm Monday - Friday

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