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THE MAGAZINE FOR THE JEWELLERY QUARTER

Issue No 356

March 2015

Over 250 years of Betts With the original family business founded in 1760, the Betts family have been continuously involved with the recovery of precious metals and the jewellery industry for over a quarter of a millennium. Follow us:

www.bettsmetalsales.com 0121 233 2413


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Contents

Inside this month’s issue...

Editorial ....................... 26

Weston Beamor Bespoke Production Services to CMJ Members............................................................................. 28

News............................. 28

2015 Summer School Brochure......................................... 28

Events .......................... 38

Analytical Laboratory expands........................................... 29

Classifieds ................... 44

Mastermelt’s New Precious Metal Infographic.................... 29

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The Pen Museum - Write Into the Future........................... 30 Deakin & Francis Jewellery Show Success........................ 30 Sold Out Public Silver Visit Success................................... 31 Mastermelt Ltd Celebrate 30 Years of Growth.................... 31 Weston Beamor Renews its Sponsorship ......................... 32 H S Walsh Birmingham Sales Team Expands.................... 32 Artisans at 85..................................................................... 32 Optispa Opens in the Jewellery Quarter............................ 33 Ghostly Goings On at Blue Orange.................................... 33 WB Designer wins ‘Gem-A Award’...................................... 34 A Star Was Born for Domino at J&WB............................... 34 Inspired Exhibition 19 – 23 May 2015................................ 35 Heritage.............................................................................. 36 A ‘Temple of Relief’, Jack/Mary Bartleet, Mesh-guard Watch Protector

Maygems - The Case for Laser Welding............................. 38 Inhorgenta Munich Report 2015......................................... 38 Goldsmiths’ Company Precious Metal Event...................... 39 Planning Matters................................................................. 46

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TRADITIONAL VALUES, 21ST CENTURY SERVICE Betts Family The Stephen Betts Group was founded in 1760 and the business is still being managed by the Betts Family today. The family have been continuously involved in the jewellery trade for nine generations, so with their wealth of experience together with their expert staff we can offer you superb products and excellent customer service.

This months offer...

Speak to the experts Sean joined Betts Metal Sales in 2014, coming to us from a Jewellery Retail background gaining valuable experience within various departments. Sean works within our production department and is responsible for wedding ring orders, engraving and finishing services. Did you know? We now stock a new profile; Oval Court, available in 18ct Yellow, White and Platinum in 2.5mm and 5mm widths.

www.bettsmetalsales.com 49-63 Spencer Street, Hockley, Birmingham, B18 6DE tel: 0121 233 2413 email: sales@bettsmetals.co.uk


MARCH 2015

MORE SPECIAL OFFERS IN OUR NEW WEB SHOPS www.hswalsh.com & www.graysonclocks.com

YOUR LINK TO A WORLD OF TOOLS, MATERIALS, CLOCKS & EQUIPMENT

SPRING FAIR 2015 SNOWFLAKES FLUTTERED AT THE NEC THIS YEAR BUT DIDN’T AFFECT A REALLY GOOD TURNOUT FOR THIS YEAR’S FABULOUS SHOW IN BIRMINGHAM. Our stand is always one of the busiest and some of our suppliers were on hand as usual to offer demonstrations and advice to our customers throughout the week. Thank you to all those who came along and anyone who missed out on the special ‘show’ offers give us a call as there are plenty of good deals to be had, every day.

BIRMINGHAM NEWS

(from left) Darrel, Lee, Rob, Anthony

OUR SALES TEAM IN BIRMINGHAM BRANCH HAVE WORKED CLOSELY TOGETHER TO PRODUCE TERRIFIC FIGURES OVER THE LAST FEW YEARS AND THEIR PERFORMANCE HAS BEEN EXCEPTIONALLY GOOD. To further enhance their success one of our senior sales staff, Robert Swale, has relocated to Birmingham from our Head Office in Biggin Hill recently. His experience of 16 years with the company and his web site expertise will support the existing staff in expanding our influence in the Midlands’ jewellery industry. We are missing Rob at Head Office already but know that the new addition to the Birmingham team will have a significant impact on turnover and efficiency enabling us to give our customers an even better service. Pop into the branch and say ‘hello’ and get the best deal for miles on your jewellery tools and equipment with the knowledge that we have the best backup service in the trade.

RETIREMENT PATTI ALDRIDGE retired at the end of January 2015 after 25 years with Walsh ensuring that our Invoicing Department was running smoothly and efficiently. Her calm and unflappable nature was appreciated by all who worked with her, she always seemed to be smiling and she will really be missed. She was presented with a two-tone gold bangle by Directors Mike and Patrick and is now looking forward to spending more time with her family, including her 6 lovely grandchildren. We wish her a long and healthy retirement.

BIGGIN HILL 01959 543660 | HATTON GARDEN 020 7242 3711 | BIRMINGHAM Warstone Mews Birmingham B18 6JB 0121 236 9346


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www.ybaaudio.co.uk.

Vinyl or CD collection gathering dust, or even an old hi-fi system? We are interested in purchasing them or even selling for you! Check out our enquiry form on our website. We take all the hassle of selling on well known aution sites and can often realise better prices by giving the items a service before going on sale followed by a 30 day guarantee and after sales advice. Note we do not keep stock at our offices, but can demo by prior arrangement. E: info@ybaaudio.co.uk

We are always interested in purchasing equipment and accessories, most makes, especially Technics.

Used Hi-Fi available from our on-line store

Our stock is constantly changing, please see our website for latest prices and offers. £70

Arcam T61 AM/FM RDS Tuner. Excellent condition with vary few marks on fascia or top/sides. Display is nice and bright with no blemishes.. Includes Power cable, aerial.

Latest Used Additions

£115

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

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Sony CDP-X222ES CD Player, new laser and spindle motor fitted returning this player to full working mode. Entry level of the ES range of CD players, this is a very nice example. Supplied with a replacement remote control that works the main functions.

£65

Those tba are in the workshop - some we are waiting for spares and will be available shortly Amplifiers Denon PMA-355UK Integrated stereo amplifier - mint condition with remote control ..................................................£125 YamahaA-S500 Integrated Amplifier....................................... tba Technics SU-V60 Amplifier .................................................... tba Technics SU-V450 Amplifier .................................................. tba CD Players/Recorders Sony CDP-X222ES CD Player immaculate, new laser and spindle motor ................................................................... £115 Yamaha CDX-810 CD Player New belt - scratch on top ......... £75 TEAC Compact Disc Player CD P-1260. ............................... £65 Yamaha MDX-596 Minidisc player/recorder ........................... tba Tuners Arcam T61 AM/FM RDS Tuner ............................................... £70 Sony ST-SB920 Tuner - lots scratches on top, works great .... £28 Cassette Decks Nakamichi BX-2 2 Head Cassette Deck new idller tyre, manual, nice condition ............................................................£110 Denon DRM 700a Cassette Deck. Scratches to top ............... £50 Nakamichi BX-2 2 Head Cassette Deck part of counter display faulty, new idller tyre .................................................. £70 Technics RS-B905 3 Head Dual Capstan Cassette Deck ...... tba

TEAC Compact Disc Player CD P-1260. Also plays CD-R/RW and MP3 discs. Good used working condition apart from a scratch shown left hand top case, a few other slight marks here and there. Display Is bright and readable with just a minor scratch. Includes: Power cable, original remote control working and original if slightly battered manual. Has been cleaned, inspected inside for any obvious problems, laser cleaned, and tested with RCA outputs ( no digital) in our small workshop and works great including our slightly scratched test CD which some CD players have problems with.

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Polishing & Finishing technology AVALON complete mass finishing systems can be designed to fit your operation - mass finishing wet & dry machines - vibratory machines - rotary tumblers & more 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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Retiring after 50 years

JOHN BLACKBURN

Goldsmith, Silversmith, Jeweller (manufacturing and repairing) is selling off his tools & equipment. Large selection of silversmiths stakes, heads & hammers (all in good condition), leg vices and other related equipment. Numerous jewellers small tools & equipment.

37/38, ICKNIELD STREET, BIRMINGHAM B18 5AY Tel: 0121-554 2684/0508 Fax: 0121-554 1003 email: sales@baylissormerod.co.uk web site: www.baylissormerod.co.uk

Also large selection of gemstones (faceted and cabochon) & presentation boxes.

Let us quote for your packaging requirements

All at trade prices. Contact John Blackburn (01332) 385851 johnblackburncraft@yahoo.co.uk

CARDBOARD, PLAIN AND FANCY BOXES, CARTONS, ALSO TRANSPARENT BOXES AND LIDS

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TRADE ONLY

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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

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HOCKLEY MEDICAL PRACTICE PHARMACY (Adjacent To Hockley Medical Practice) 100 Warstone Lane, Hockley Birmingham B18 6DZ

Now Offering: Free NHS Stop Smoking Service Free Medicines Check 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

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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.

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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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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 direct from the Publishers. Order today as have limited supplies remaining 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 £5.95 + £1.17 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.

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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.

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Do you run a business connected to Birmingham’s

Jewellery Quarter?

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Editorial

Marie Haddleton and from the Editorial team.

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General enquiries: k info@thehockleyflyer.info Editorial: Marie Haddleton  0121-236 4230 k marie@thehockleyflyer.info Production: Mark Haddleton  0121-236 4230 k mark@thehockleyflyer.info  www.thehockleyflyer.info t @hockleyflyer 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. © 2014 YBA Publications

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As this is my ‘birthday month’ as a special favour I am asking for your help! I have always loved ‘staircases’ (which I suppose is a good thing as I have to climb a double one to get to my office)! When I used to walk around with my trolley delivering the Flyers, I admired the many very ornate, rather ‘special’ staircases in some of our buildings. Particularly I remember the ones in The Assay Office, Harrisons, C L Downes, Elkingtons, - the lovely curved staircase in Vittoria Street which appeared in our History & Guide, plus of course all the amazingly rickety and even spiral stairs which are a feature of some buildings. One Council-owned company I kept books for many years ago had a ladder from the second floor down into a courtyard where the toilet was - but the ladder was too short and you had to drop the bottom 6ft or so and then jump up and catch the end of the ladder to escape! On a visit with the Conservation Advisory Committee when the Bank on the corner of New Street was to be converted into the Hudson’s Book Store - I told the ‘French’ architect that I didn’t think the staircase he had designed was good enough for such a grand hall - he gave me pen and paper and asked me to do better - I did and it was accepted! Please can you indulge me and take pictures of your staircase if it’s a bit ‘different’ and email them to me. This includes residents, tenants, owners, agents. I would be really thrilled.

Do you remember this fellow?

He worked for Coward & Hunt Ltd (Rope, Twine & Paper Merchants). I seem to recall they had premises on the corner of Vittoria Street and Warstone Lane (which at one time was also a Post Office), then he moved to St Paul’s Square, and later moved again to Derwent House. He always wore a dickey-bow tie and the number plate on his car read LOV 15 - this was because he was closely involved with the Junior Lawn Tennis Association in Birmingham. The company advertised in the first edition of the Hockley Flyer in 1984 and he used my typing service when we were in Tenby Street and York House. As the founder of Lawn Tennis is buried in a local cemetery I would like to tie them in together in my data base. Please email me if you have any recollections.

‘Artisans’ at 85 (Caroline Street)

It is very exciting to learn that a scheme to provide working space for new (and already established) jewellery-type businesses at 85 Caroline Street which has been empty for some time. I couldn’t resist a bit of research to see who was there before and found that it was once the factory of George Goodman Ltd who manufactured mainly Safety Pins! They seemed to expand gradually from No. 80 up to No.85 Caroline Street over a period of years during the 1800s and early 1900s. Marie Haddleton Editor


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Trade Talk from around the Jewellery Quarter and more.

2015 Summer School Brochure Weston Beamor to Offer Bespoke Production Services to CMJ Members The long-established Birmingham manufacturer Weston Beamor took part in a Company of Master Jewellers’ (CMJ) meeting for the first time in February, 2015. The company will be there to tell CMJ members about its bespoke production service for retailers which includes designs in Fair-trade gold and silver. This service provides the opportunity for retailers who may not have their own workshops, or who do not want to get involved themselves in making up special pieces, to tap into a fully comprehensive manufacturing facility, allowing them to offer complete personalisation to their customers. “Weston Beamor is well-known for its casting services in precious metals but is perhaps less well known for its CAD and Rapid Prototyping services and for its stone setting and stonesourcing facilities. Our dedicated team of experts can help retailers with all stages of the manufacturing

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process and provide a swift, expert and high-quality service,” explains the company’s head of business development, Glen Day. WB offers retailers a number of safeguards to ensure that customers are pleased with their bespoke designs. Firstly their CAD designers produce a photo-realistic CAD render of the jewellery to be made for approval before the process begins. This is followed by a resin prototype, which can be tried on by the customer for further approval prior to production of the finished or partly-finished piece of jewellery – whichever the retailer prefers. The company can also create new designs from old pieces of jewellery and can work from a verbal or hand-sketched brief. “There is no doubt that personalisation of jewellery is a growing trend and feedback from our customers tell us that more and more bridal couples are looking to buy wedding jewellery which expresses their own personality. By using Weston Beamor’s services retailers effectively have access to their own highly sophisticated and technologically advanced jewellery workshop and to the exceptional craft skills of our setters, mounters, and finishers. By using WB CMJ members will be able to open up a whole range of exciting new possibilities to their customers,” says Day.

The School of Jewellery’s Summer Courses Brochure for 2015 is now available. A digital brochure has been released before the printed one available on The Hockley Flyer web site. A printed copy will be available from the School in due course. Booking opens on March 12th and the procedure will be slightly different this year as payment will be taken with the booking now that the University is using the secure Eventbrite system. There are over 20 exciting courses suitable for beginners or professionals for you to choose from this year. Highlights include Tom Rucker on ‘Creative Laser Welding’, Kevin Grey on ‘Forging a Spoon’, Steve Millington on ‘Spinning a Cup’, Richard Witek on ‘Fine Techniques’ and Stephen Goldsmith with a ‘Polishing Masterclass’. We also have a Diamond Grading course alongside our ever popular ‘Introduction to Stone Setting’. Katherine Campbell-Legg’s friendly ‘Silver Jewellery Making for Beginners’ would be ideal for those of you wishing to extend your knowledge on from silver clay or beading. Hand engraving, basic silversmithing, chain making, drawing, and portfolio classes are also available. There is also a new day course aimed specifically at retailers who wish to gain an insight into the manufacturing process. Tempted?


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Analytical Laboratory expands into AnchorCert Analytical Assay Office Birmingham Analytical Laboratory has been re branded as AnchorCert Analytical, marking its continuing expansion into new sectors alongside its traditional links with the Fine and Costume jewellery business. Originally specialists in precious metal testing Anchorcert Analytical

Mastermelt’s New Precious Metal Recovery Infographic Presman Mastermelt have produced an infographic about precious metal recovery from around the workshop, where jewellers could be sat on a fortune in hidden scrap. Gary Williams said, “We realised that many jewellers are still unaware of just how much precious metal can

continue to be market leaders at analysing all precious metals from 999 gold to trace levels of platinum. However the scope of services offered has expanded enormously and the team at AnchorCert Analytical are for example now well established as Europe’s leading specialists in nickel testing, offering their unique quick nickel test supported by an in depth understanding of the process. As EU legislation applicable to jewellery and fashion accessories has developed, so the investment in the resources of the laboratory has increased. New equipment and qualified specialist staff have resulted in a service

be recovered from around their workshop and we wanted a very simple way of delivering the message. We hope that the working jeweller will stop throwing their hard earned ‘money’ in the bin, down the drain or literally walking it out into the street. We want the infographic to prompt people into asking Presman Mastermelt for advice about maximising the precious metal recovery, so they can enjoy the additional revenue it will bring.” See www.mastermeltgroup.com/ presman

offering testing compliant with EU, American, and Canadian legislation for many consumer product safety regulations applicable to the jewellery and accessories market. These relate to the content or release levels of toxic elements such as lead, cadmium, Chromium VI and other potential carcinogens including azo dyes, formaldehyde and phthalates to name a few. AnchorCert Analytical offer UKAS accredited chemical testing to ensure compliance with the REACH Regulation, RoHS, the Toy Safety Regulation, and American CPSIA standards amongst others. The expansion of AnchorCert Analytical and the specialist needs of its high-tech equipment in terms of climate control, fire retention, gas supply and health and safety have been a significant driver in the Assay Office Birmingham’s decision to move to a purpose built building later this year. Technical Director Dippal Manchanda who has driven the development of the analytical laboratory over the past 12 years says, “The move and the rebrand mark a very significant stage in our growth. We have expanded as far as we can within the constraints of our current building. The move will unlock new potential for expansion and the prospects are very exciting.” The First step in the launch of AnchorCert Analytical is a brand new website summarising all the services currently available. Users can search by test type or product type, making it easy to find the information required. Online submission forms and downloadable information are all designed to provide a user friendly site whether it is accessed from a pc or mobile device. If visitors wish to discuss their specific requirements there are direct dial numbers and contact details to help users to access the AnchorCert Analytical team in person. W: www.anchorcertanalytical.com

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The Pen Museum - Write Into the Future At a time of financial uncertainty for museums and galleries a unique, volunteer-run Birmingham museum has received a Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) grant to help it plan for a sustainable future. A £19,500 Transition Fund grant from HLF, spanning a critical nine month period, has been awarded with the aim of helping the Museum develop a ‘best practice’ volunteer programme with allied training. It will also enable it to develop an economically robust business plan supported by an income earning strategy which will include the introduction of a revamped Museum Shop, to be developed in partnership with the private sector. The Birmingham Pen Trade Heritage Association is an all-volunteer run charity which opened the Museum in 2001 to preserve the history and legacy of the steel pen trade in Birmingham and is located in the Jewellery Quarter’s historic Argent Centre, itself once a major pen factory. It is now rated 9th on Tripadvisor and attracts an average of 10,000 visitors per year. Dr Carl Chinn, MBE, President of the Pen Trade Heritage Association, said, “I am delighted to learn that the Pen Museum has gained a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to help

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Deakin & Francis Jewellery Show Success secure its future. The Museum is a superb and interactive centre at the heart of Birmingham’s historic Jewellery Quarter.” Paul Sabapathy, Lord Lieutenant West Midlands, said, “Despite being an adopted Brummie of nearly 50 years standing, I only recently discovered the wonderful treasure that is the Pen Museum. This fantastic museum helps celebrate Birmingham’s rich industrial heritage and is run by a dedicated band of volunteers and I am therefore delighted to hear that the Museum have been awarded this grant to help secure their future.” Reyahn King, Head of Heritage Lottery Fund West Midlands, said, “Our transition funding is available to previous Heritage Lottery Fund grantees wishing to carry out projects that will increase their organisational resilience and secure our investment for the long term. The Pen Museum showcases a fascinating aspect of Birmingham’s industrial history and it is important to support this small organisation to continue telling the story that otherwise could be overlooked.”

Cufflinks manufacturers Deakin & Francis have reported a successful show at Jewellery & Watch Birmingham, opening seven new trade accounts and securing orders from nine current retailers. Deakin & Francis launched a brand new stand at the NEC show, with Simon Rainer Chairman of the BJA officially cutting the ribbon on Monday 2nd February. Henry Deakin said, “Our new stand is proof of how far we have come as a brand. Just a few years ago we were the best kept secret in the jewellery industry and now we’re a recognisable brand.”


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Sold Out Public Silver Visit at Assay Office Success Another fantastic and sold out day of Silver Visit’s took place recently at Assay Office Birmingham. The visits provided members of the public with one of the final opportunities to see our historic building before the BIG move takes place this summer! The talk and guided silver collection tour was given by Craig O’Donnell, Curator and Valuer at Assay Office Birmingham. Guests learnt about the heritage and history of the Assay Office from its origins when it was founded by one of the fathers of

the Industrial Revolution, Matthew Boulton up to the present day. The guests were then taken up through the historic Grade 2 Listed section of the building to view the private Silver Collection. It was great to see the Millington family attend one of the last Silver Collection visits. They have a long association with Assay Office Birmingham over the years as their wonderful company L J Millington have been manufacturing the finest quality silverware products for many generations - and may that long continue! Ruth Sutcliffe and Jeremy Coates, who were able to inspect their own hallmark punch which was held here at the Office. Lin Moran (Registration Co-ordinator) was seen inspecting their punchmark. With the launch of the brand new

website, you can now book and pay online for the final Silver Visit of 2015, which will be taking place on Monday 23rd March at 11am and 2pm. A charge of £15.00 per person is payable in advance and non-refundable. Places are extremely limited and are selling out fast so get in quick to secure your booking! http://www.assayofficebirmingham. com/heritage-hub/book-a-silver-collection-visit

Mastermelt Ltd Celebrate 30 Years of Growth 2015 will see the 30th anniversary of the founding of Mastermelt Ltd. During this period the company has grown and diversified into a number of companies all associated with precious metal reclaim from a variety of industries. From its original base in London’s Hatton Garden the expansion has seen the Group operating internationally providing processing and recycling opportunities for our customers. This has been led by its founder Robert Davis who is committed to further expansion to take up the opportunities developing within global markets.

On a more local scale, one of the more recent addition to the Mastermelt Group of Companies is Presman Birmingham Ltd based in the heart of Birmingham’s Jewellery

Quarter, which opened its doors in March 2013. It serves the Jewellery and Pawnbroking Trades, providing a Scrap Buying Counter and Scrap Postal Service. March 2015

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News Lindsay Hill, winner of the Weston Beamor Award at New Designers 2014

Weston Beamor Renews its Sponsorship at ‘New Designers’ Weston Beamor, the Birmingham-

based jewellery casting and 3D printing company, has announced that it will once again be sponsoring an Award at ‘New Designers’ the annual exhibition showcasing work of newly graduated designers from the UK’s leading universities. The Weston Beamor Award for ‘The most Innovative use of CAD in Jewellery Design’ will be made during Part 1 of the exhibition which will take place at the Business Design Centre in Islington, London from 24th to the 27th June. The winner will receive a week of work experience with the company and £1000 in cash. The Award will be made at a VIP event to be held at the exhibition on the evening of 24th June. New Designers, which is supported by a number of big name brands such as Sky, the John Lewis Partnership, Mars, Absolut and Procter and Gamble showcases the work of over 3,000 of the most talented, newly graduated designers from the UK’s leading universities over two separate weeks. It has eight distinct ‘design zones’ of which jewellery and metalwork is one. “Innovation, technology, and great jewellery design are at the heart

of Weston Beamor’s services and the company employs a number of design graduates, especially in its CAD department. We like to think that we are constantly pushing the boundaries of what is possible, so will be particularly interested in seeing how the jewellery and metal work students exhibiting at New Designers have made their own innovations. CAD has an important role to play in jewellery production and it is only ever as good as the designers using it. As a business Weston Beamor is pledged to supporting new talent in every way it can which is why we are delighted to be back at New Designers,” says the company’s Head of Business Development, Glen Day. In addition to sponsoring New Designers Weston Beamor also supports the annual Goldsmiths’ Craft Awards and runs an annual competition with the Jewellery School at Birmingham City University as well as undertaking a yearly project with the jewellery department at Edinburgh School of Art. The company also works closely with a handful of promising new designers, of its own choice, to help them find a foothold in the industry by providing free, or subsidised, products and services.

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H S Walsh Birmingham Sales Team Expands One of H S Walsh’s senior sales staff, Robert Swale, has relocated to Birmingham from their Head Office in Biggin Hill recently. His experience of 16 years with the company and

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his web site expertise will support the existing staff in expanding the Midlands base within the jewellery industry. “We are missing Rob at Head Office already but know that the new addition to the Birmingham team will have a significant impact on turnover and efficiency enabling us to give our customers an even better service.” Why not pop into the branch and say ‘hello’ and see all the latest deals on jewellery tools and equipment.

Michele White, a designer-maker well known in the Trade, is launching a new venture to help both new and established businesses in the jewellery industry to work in a friendly and well appointed space. 85 Caroline Street has been chosen for the project where on the ground floor facilities include a polishing room, and other equipment, a fitted kitchen and a shower for workers who come in by bike or want to go out for the evening straight from work. Refurbishment work is well underway and is expected to be completed by the end of April and the workspace will be available to rent from as early as May 2015. This project is supported by the European Regional Development Fund. You can register your interest in renting one of these units by contacting via email: info@michelewhite.com.


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Laura Baxter

Optispa Opens in the Jewellery Quarter Twenty four year-old Laura Baxter has recently headed back to dry land in the Jewellery Quarter after working as a beauty therapist on Steiner’s luxury Maasdam cruise ship. She travelled around the Caribbean, along the Panama Canal, to the Bahamas, up the Amazon in time for Carnival in Rio, and to Canada and the Eastern Seaboard. “Rough seas played havoc with massage treatments. It was a real struggle to apply enough pressure, find your balance and avoid falling on

Ghostly Goings On at Blue Orange..... This classic psychological thriller appears in a new adaptation for Blue Orange. A young Governess is sent to look after two children in a remote country house. Soon after she arrives, strange things begin to happen. Ghostly figures at the window; strangers wandering in the grounds of the house; a dark history of forbidden love and sudden death. Are the children in danger? Can the Governess protect them from the

your client,” says Laura. Her newest adventure is setting up OptiSpa – two stunning beauty rooms in the Optispine centre on Vittoria Street. Here, Laura is offering an exciting range of innovative, holistic, and traditional spa therapies. From Indian head massage to aromatherapy, full body wraps to indulgent facials, the choice is endless. She selected Elemis as the house product as it’s the leading luxury British spa and skincare brand that combines the very best natural active ingredients with cutting-edge technology and a clinically proven track record. “The Elemis treatments give clients a totally sensory experience as well as powerful results,” Laura comments.

“With today’s hectic lifestyles it’s so important to take time out and our range of treatments are designed to balance body and mind, restore a sense of calm and promote a general feeling of wellbeing.” Optispa is offering a 20% introductory discount off your first massage or facial treatment. W: www.optispine.co.uk/optispa. E: laura@optispa.co.uk dark forces of the house? Or are the children all part of it? ‘The Turn of the Screw’, originally published in 1898, is a gothic ghost story novella written by Henry James. Like many writers and intellectuals of the time, James was fascinated by ‘spiritual phenomena’, a field that was taken very seriously and was the subject of much ‘scientific’ inquiry. This innovative production uses puppets, actors and cutting edge lighting and shadow techniques in a tense drama which will keep audiences on the edge of their seats. Performances start 23rd April. See W: www.blueorangetheatre.co.uk or E info@blueorangetheatre.co.uk

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WB Designer wins ‘Gem-A Award’ for the second time Joanna Fronczak-Jabbal, a CAD Designer at the Birmingham casting house and 3D printing company, Weston Beamor, has won the coveted

‘Gem-A Gold Award’ (the Gemmological Association of Great Britain) at the ‘Goldsmiths Craft and Design Council Awards’ for the second year running. The Awards took place at Goldsmiths’ Hall in London at the beginning of March. Joanna, who is a graduate of The Jewellery School at Birmingham City University and has been working for Weston Beamor for the past 18 months, caught the judge’s eye with her dainty and sophisticated ‘Opulence’ earrings, which were inspired by orchid flowers. Joanna entered the drawing of her the earrings and also the actual earrings, which she made herself in silver and rubies using Weston Beamor’s 3D printing and casting facilities, to the competition. Her prize includes a week-long course at Gem-A’s London headquarters. “I am so excited to have won this prize for the second time. Last year I managed to gain a certificate in Diamond Grading and Identification, which I found fascinating and this year I am hoping to be able to go on

to the next stage and undertake a Diamond Grading Diploma,” Joanna commented. Speaking for Weston Beamor, Business Manager Glen Day said, “We are hugely proud of Jo’s achievement. We have long recognized her design talent but it is gratifying to have this acknowledged by such prestigious bodies as the Goldsmiths’ Craft & Design Council and Gem-A.”

0.50ct up to 2.0ct with rings including four claw, six claw, trilogy and halo designs together with the stone set wedding bands which sit perfectly against the two, diamond-set shoulder pieces. The pendants come in a choice of a solitaire and a striking three stone design with complimentary earrings. These too are available in a choice of sizes.

“This was a really good show for Domino with not just Starla but also a number of other key collections, especially our new wedding ring offer, selling well. Our customers were definitely appreciative of the many new designs across all our ranges and were on the lookout for innovative, fresh, ideas to sell to their customers this spring,” Sollitt concluded.

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A Star Was Born for Domino at J&WB Domino’s ‘Starla Collection’ which was launched at Jewellery & Watch Birmingham this February was a huge hit with retailers visiting the Show and was the company’s bestselling line at the event. “Thanks to its clever illusion design and setting, Starla provides all the impact of a 1.5ct ring, with less than half that diamond content, allowing it to be sold at extremely competitive prices; something that is essential in today’s market. We had tremendously positive feedback from current and new customers alike,” says Sales Director, Andrew Sollitt. The Starla collection which is produced in 18ct white or yellow gold includes eight diamond rings, a wedding ring, two pendants, and a pair of earrings all of which create the illusion of featuring larger diamonds than they actually do. The principle has been to target the look of key carat weights from a

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Inspired Exhibition 19 – 23 May 2015 This May the Goldsmiths’ Centre in Clerkenwell will be hosting the Inspired selling exhibition of modern silver and contemporary furniture, through a unique collaboration between The Festival of Silver, and The Furniture Makers’ Company, the furnishing industry’s charity, during Clerkenwell Design Week, 19-21 May 2015. The Festival of Silver brings together the best designers and makers of modern silversmithing in Britain whilst The Furniture Makers’ Company represents many of the UK’s finest contemporary furniture makers. The leading exhibition sponsor is The Goldsmiths’ Company. This free exhibition

will be on show in the Exhibition Room at The Goldsmiths’ Centre and will feature the bespoke work of 18 furniture makers, 16 senior silversmiths and 24 recent graduates sponsored by Cookson Precious Metals. Exhibiting furniture makers include Nick Allen, Tim Chadsey and Karen Hansen; and silversmiths include Ester Lord, Brett Payne and Karina Gill. All pieces on display will be for sale. The exhibition inspires creative collaborations between two of the finest craft makers. A LoMo sideboard with collaboratively designed matching tray by Jonathan Walter of Bark Furniture is being made in response to a tea service by award-winning silversmith Charlotte Tollyfield, both specially commissioned for the exhibition. “We are bringing together two of Britain’s most innovative industries to make a stunning selling exhibition. Both organisations are working hard

CHOICE TWEETS TT Deakin & Francis @cufflinks1786 - We’re not sure about Christian Grey, but we’ve got 50 shades of silver... TT West Midlands Police @WMPolic - Our @JQPoliceTeam are based in the Jewellery Quarter and work closely with jewellers and local businesses. TT Donna Taylor @D_MT66 Last week I visited @CoffinWorks museum. Will make a great half-term day out for all the family, loads of fun, great value. TT Birmingham CT @BirminghamCT Fantastic launch event for New Standard Works. Congratulations to @RuskinMill. So excited you are moving to the JQ & saving listed building! TT Presman Mastermelt @Mastermelt Mastermelt Ltd celebrate 30 years of growth.

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Furniture and silverware will be exhibited together in context without restrictive barriers of conventional showcases

to raise the profiles of these great makers,” explains Gordon Hamme, the founder and coordinator of the Inspired exhibition. “The UK’s bespoke designer makers are among the very best in the world, so it is gratifying to have so much excellent work on show in one venue during such a key week in the international design calendar,” said the Master of The Furniture Makers’ Company, Paul von der Heyde. Ruth Moir, Events and Exhibitions Manager at The Goldsmiths’ Centre comments “The Inspired exhibition is now in its third year at The Goldsmiths’ Centre. We’re proud to be hosting such talent and giving all the opportunity to purchase some of these magnificent pieces as part of Clerkenwell Design Week.” There will also be an opportunity to learn more about the designer makers, their work on display and how they went about setting up in business through a series of lunchtime talks from keynote industry speakers during Clerkenwell Design Week at The Goldsmiths’ Centre. Visit www.britishsilverweek.co.uk to find out more about the exhibitors and the talks tying in with the Inspired Exhibition and Clerkenwell Design Week.


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A ‘Temple of Relief’ YBA Publications Photos Colin Giles

The green painted Victorian Gent’s ‘Pissoir’ in Vyse Street (right next to the railway station), known as ‘The Temple of Relief’ and Listed by English Heritage was made at the Walter Macfarlane foundry in Saracen, Scotland in 1880. It is described as: ‘a cast iron gents urinal formed of standard cast panels between slender columns, standards and capped by cresting. The panels have grotesque and geometric decoration in relief’. Until the mid 1980’s the urinal was in use, but unfortunately there was no water connected, so it got very smelly! In the mid-1980s when the general public started coming to the newly opened retail jewellery shops and interest in the history of the area gained momentum, efforts were made to re-open the urinal but the Council said: “There had never been water connected and as there is no water anywhere near to the site it would be far too expensive to connect up!” Difficult to understand as there were buildings all around the area at the time and one cannot envisage the Victorians erecting a toilet without running water and drainage! English Heritage gave it a Grade 2 Listing and the Council painted it and when they were advised that gents were still using it, they blocked it off. The nearby new Rail station was built later but with no toilet facility - but with a new toilet block opposite on Vyse Street it didn’t seem important at the time - but, then the Council decided to demolish the toilet block, which was built as the result of a seven-year campaign by The Hockley Flyer (it had five toilets including a disabled toilet) and replace it with just one public toilet to serve the whole area. Maybe someone will have another ‘go’ at getting water connected to the urinal? At least it would give ‘Relief’ to visiting Gents!

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A plaque on the ‘Temple of Relief’.


Running for Birchfield Harriers & Running a JQ Pub. by Ruth Lockley/Holly O’Mcabe

In December 2014 we had a very interesting visit from Ruth and Holly who were researching a story about the Bartleet family who ran for the Birchfield Harriers and their connection with three of the Jewellery Quarter pubs, The Jewellers Arms, The Rose Villa Tavern and the Red Lion, of which he was Licensee of at least one. Jack Bartleet lived at the Red Lion as a young man, before running

Mesh-guard Watch Protector Goldsmiths Journal December 1939

An improved form of ‘Mesh-Guard for wristlet watches is placed on the market by the manufacturers, Midland Utilities, Ltd., 32-34 Regent Place, Birmingham. During the Great War of 1914-1918, over two-and-a-half million of these articles were sold and it is expected that the present war will create an equally wide demand for them. It will be recalled that the old pattern was made in nickel. The present article is made in stainless steel, which makes it absolutely rigid and rustless. A great improvement has been provisionally patented in the form of an adaptable loop to take the buckle side of the strap. The loop has a movable bar, of which the loose end fits into a hook. In this position it is quite safe on a strap, but for additional security a light

The Jewellers Arms and then The Rose Villa Tavern after he met his wife Mary (nee French, born in 1915 ) at Birchfield Harriers. He was a sprinter for the club and she was an international cross-country runner, who returned to racing after having their three sons. They brought up their family at the Rose Villa tavern. Mary mentions two of the pubs in a tape recording made in 1988 and her memories of living in the Jewellery Quarter. Ruth and Holly are working on producing a short film from tape recordings made by Mary in 1988 in which she remembers living in the Jewellery Quarter. including pictures in their possession - watch this space. tap clamps the end of the look, making the whole firm. The new ‘Mesh-juard’ is being made in various shapes and sizes to fit modern wrist watches. It will be marketed hrough responsible wholesalers, of which the manuacturers will be pleased to supply a list to retailers having any difficulty in receiving supplies. Very attractive show-cards will be distributed gratis’.

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Maygems - The Case for Laser Welding Steven May founded Maygems in Hatton Garden, London, three years ago, after around 30 years’ experience in the jewellery trade. A small, family business employing his wife and two sons, Maygems is growing fast and Steven was recently recognised in the Professional Jeweller Hot 100 in 2014 under the category ‘Business Big Shots’. Having used local laser welding services in Hatton Garden during the first years, Steven knew it wouldn’t be long before he needed a laser welder in house.

Why laser welding?

With the business being around 40% bespoke handmade jewellery commissions and the rest being split between jewellery repairs and selling stones, the need for in-house laser welding soon became clear. When working in silver, laser welding avoids the creation of fire stain which is a common problem with soldered repairs. The ability to resize rings in all precious metals without a visible join, especially platinum, and the ease of re-tipping worn or damaged claws close to heat-sensitive stones are reasons enough to have a laser on hand. Add to that the benefits that laser welding gives in assembling bespoke jewellery, allowing innovative designs to be realised with ease, and the case for buying a laser welder was clear-cut. To minimise risk, the purchase started with a sale-or-return

Inhorgenta Munich Report 2015 This year, the 42nd Inhorgenta Munich has shown again that it is an important order and communication platform for manufacturers and specialist dealers. 1,055 exhibitors from 40 countries presented their new products in the period from 20 to 23 February. Many of them expressed how extremely satisfied they were with the

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Joshua May uses the ROFIN Desktop laser, which is rarely idle in the busy Hatton Garden workshop

on ROFIN as supplier owing to their reputation for reliability and service. Wanting to buy the top of the range laser welder, he had come to recognise ROFIN as the market leader and the name people were talking about in Hatton Garden. The size of the Desktop laser was perfect, fitting easily into the workshop, yet Steven with sons Joshua and Jordan. Joanne (Steven’s offering enough power wife, not pictured) also works in the thriving family to weld all the materials business. used in the workshop. rental deal from ROFIN – but once the Steven says “One year laser was installed in the workshop on, I have just had the first annual there was no looking back. service with no faults or issues from the laser welder – the ROFIN Desktop Why choose Rofin? is well engineered and reliable day in Steven looked around at an interna- and day out.” tional trade fair and spoke to several W: www.rofin-baasel.co.uk. E: sales@ suppliers of laser welders. He decided rofin-baasel.co.uk course of the trade show and praised the high quality of the trade visitors and the good level of orders. As for example Frank Maier, Managing Director at Leo Wittwer, who states: “We have had a very good frequency of international trade visitors and good sales in Hall B2.” Klaus Dittrich, Chairman of the Board of Management of Messe München GmbH, is also very satisfied: “Despite the tense situation in the industry, the trade show was characterized by a very positive mood. The numerous orders that were placed show that Inhorgenta Munich contin-

ues to be the most important platform for good business.” Albert Ruppenthal, Managing Director of Ruppenthal, joins in on this opinion: “We are delighted about the high-quality trade audience which is even better than in the past years. You really do not have to force anybody; the people are prepared to buy.” The majority of the 233 new exhibitors announced already during the trade show that they would participate again in the 2016. In total, over 26,000 visitors from more than 75 countries came to Munich in order to gather information about new products,


Goldsmiths’ Company to Stage UK’s Biggest Precious Metal Student Event On 17th and 18th April 2015, London’s Goldsmiths’ Hall will host the UK’s biggest careers event for students of jewellery and allied trades. Following the huge success of last year’s inaugural ‘Make your Mark’ which attracted 800 students from across the British Isles, the event will now be extended over two days and will deliver even more inspiration, advice and networking opportunities. Make Your Mark is a completely trends, and developments of the industry. About one third of the visitors travelled to Munich from abroad. The most strongly represented countries (in the following sequence) were, among others, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the Czech Republic and Hungary. The visitors’ satisfaction is also reflected in the results of the survey conducted by the trade show market research institute Gelszus Messe-Marktforschung: 94 percent of the respondents rated Inhorgenta Munich as excellent, very good, or good. Primarily the atmos-

• A careers zone featuring recruitment agencies, social media experts, and design protection services. • Numerous trade exhibitors, including key suppliers and trade organisations • Displays of diamond cutting, pearl stringing, enamelling, hand engraving and hand marking • A spectacular exhibition of work from students and residents of the Goldsmiths’ Centre • A tour of the Goldsmiths’ Company’s renowned library As part of the event, the Goldsmiths’ Company Assay Office is offering all students attending an exclusive Hallmarking Package for free. This phere in the halls and the high-quality ambiance were unanimously given a very good evaluation by the visitors of the trade show. In addition, Inhorgenta Munich has given fresh impetus to the industry with the Inspiration Lab, which has taken place for the second time this year. Besides the focal subject ‘Made in Germany’, a further focus was on wearable technologies, intelligent jewellery objects and watches as well as interactive fashion and accessories. The Smartwatch Forum and the Seminar Program presented the watch of the future. In addition, the

unrivalled package comprises of a ten year registration, one sponsor’s punch (featuring one of the Goldsmiths’ Company Assay Office’s standard designs) and laser software set-up in preparation for laser hallmarking. Experts from the Goldsmiths’ Company, Assay Office, and Goldsmiths’ Centre will also be on hand to offer friendly advice on hallmarking, internships, grants, and training opportunities. The event has already attracted huge interest. Interested course convenors should RSVP as soon as possible and not later than Friday 3 April by email (events@assayofficelondon. co.uk) or Tel. 020 7606 8971. Dr Robert Organ, Deputy Warden of the Goldsmiths’ Company Assay Office, commented: “Last year’s Make Your Mark was a bold experiment which proved a huge success and proved that there is huge demand for advice and inspiration among students wanting to set out on careers in precious metals. This year we hope to give students and their tutors an even more rewarding experience. We have brought together an extraordinary group of partners who want to share their expertise and passionately support the UK’s jewellery making, silverware, and precious metal trades.”

Jewellery designer Theo Fennell addresses students at Make Your Mark 2014

latest developments of the 3D printing technology as well as one of the first 3D body scanners worldwide were presented. As previous, the trade show offered a springboard for many young international artists and young talented designers in Hall C2, where they had the occasion to present their collections to a wide audience. The next Inhorgenta Munich will be held 12 to 15 February 2016 at Messe München. www.inhorgenta.com.

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free tutor–student event open to anyone studying on a UK-based precious-metal-related course (full or part-time) whether at degree level or on a short adult education or private tutored course. Led by the Goldsmiths’ Company Assay Office, and supported by the Goldsmiths’ Company and the Goldsmiths’ Centre, the event will provide a packed programme of inspiring talks from leading figures in the trade, live demos, ‘new designer-maker’ exhibition, careers advice and much more besides. Organisers are delighted to announce that Theo Fennell, one of Britain’s leading jewellery designers, and Michael Wainwright, Managing Director of Boodles will be giving the keynote speeches, underlining their commitment to nurturing talent and the future of a great British trade. Other key elements of the event will include:


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Exhibitions  MARCH

Our first open exhibition of 2015 showcases artists from across the UK working in a variety of media. The exhibition will also feature guest artists including Peter Monaghan. How to enter: The application pack will be ready to download from the RBSA website about 6 weeks before the deadline for entries, Wednesday 18 February. This exhibition is open to all artists working in all media except photography. Works including jewellery, ceramics and textiles as well as drawing, painting and printmaking are all welcome entries.

Now - 09 May HIDDEN TREASURES CAFT EXHIBITION

With a particular focus on geometric designs, this exhibition features new techniques, such as 3D-printing, to examine current trends in ceramics and jewellery. This display also aims to shed light on the many ‘hidden gems’ of talent in the contemporary designer-maker industry by including a number of emerging makers at the start of their careers. Confirmed exhibitors: Alex Allday, Alice Barnes, Jin Eui Kim, Amy Peace-Buzzard, Alice Coppock, Rebecca Cowley, Hamish Dobbie, Caitlin Gregory-Thomas, Chloé Herrero, Grace Honeybul, Jalin Kao, Rentaro Nishimura, Sophie Southgate, Andrew Temple Smith, Anna Thomson, Sasha Wardell.

Now - 25 Apr THE MEASUREMENT OF NATURE

Stephen Butt ARBSA. A series of prints and watercolours reflecting Stephen’s ongoing exploration of the relationship between the natural and man-made world as seen through cities, gardens and objects. Free associated event: Meet Stephen at the Gallery on Saturday 28 March.

Now - 25 Apr READING BETWEEN THE LINES

Steve Evans ARBSA - A display of abstract perspex works and ink drawings. Steve’s work is informed by the geometry of architecture and minimalist sculpture. Don’t miss Steve’s demonstration on Saturday 21 February.

Now - 25 Apr BOWLS, DISHES AND PLATES

Andrew Matheson RBSA. A range of stoneware and porcelain pieces, including bowls dishes and platters, which incorporate a variety of glazes in blue and earth tones.

30 - 25 Apr EXPRESSIONS OF THE HUMAN FORM EXHIBITION

Six RBSA Members and Associates focus on the human figure within the context of the traditions of western art. Artists include Marylane Barfield, Brian Fletcher, John Garbutt, Roger Keeling, Jo Naden and David Walton. Don’t miss Marylane’s demonstration on Saturday 4 April, meet all the exhibitors on Saturday 4 April and meet Brian on Saturday 11 April.

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30 - 25 Apr EAT, DRINK, WORK, REST AND PLAY EXHIBITION

Now - 28 Mar OPEN ALL MEDIA EXHIBITION

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A show by Colin Wilkinson and John Shakespeare RBSA which celebrates everyday life and objects, with the artists taking inspiration from the people they have met and the places they have visited. Their shared view of the greatness of neglected Edwardian art can be seen in their work, which is traditionally representational.

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13 - 25 Apr CANDIDATES EXHIBITION

This annual exhibition features work by artists seeking election to become Associates or Members of the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists (RBSA).

Live Entertainment  MARCH

17 Jazzlines presents ... PALMER HILL

Any band with top bassist, Tom Hill, and drummer Ian Palmer, will present music of great variety, swing and humour. PALMER HILL, with the wonderful saxophone of Chris Bowden, and guitarist Lee Jones, is no exception. Expect a mix of funky and jazzy originals and jazz standards by Chick Corea, Sonny Rollins, Miles Davis, Coltrane and more…

18 BIG WOLF BAND

Big Wolf Band is a local four-piece that excels in all the flavours of blues, from funky groovy blues to swinging shuffles; from slow minor blues to the rockiest of rock blues. Front man Jonathan “Big Wolf” Earp is joined by the talents of Ian Savage, (bass), Richard Fedeski, (keys) and Tim Jones, (drums). A mix of original material and classic covers, the band’s set shows influences from the likes of Albert Collins, Freddie King, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Pete Green and many more. Big Wolf Band is set to release its first album , “Rolling with Thunder”, early this year as they continue to build on the success of 2014 and their growing reputation.

19 CHRIS POOLE & THE SHADES

This skilled seven-piece play a wide variety of all time classics from the 50’s right through to today - entertaining, energetic & enthusiastic

20 & 21 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.

24 The GLAMOPHONES

The Glamophones are a glamorous threepiece vocal group that perform some of the most iconic songs through the 20th Century, from the 20s to today’s chart hits, with beautiful harmonies and exciting musical arrangements. Backed by the talented “Big Bertha Band”, the Glamophones, bring to the Jam House two packed sets of some of the best music from the most famous eras performed to a swing beat.


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25 ALEXANDER O’NEAL - SOLD OUT

High Flying Aces play an eclectic mix of classic rockers, rollers and all time faves, The High Flying Aces just make a good night out guaranteed - so bring along your dancing shoes!

Reputedly the best pure singer to come from the ‘80s soul era’ releasing a string of memorable hits that are STILL broadcast as radio requests and played at literally thousands of events around the world including: ‘Fake’ – ‘Criticize’ - ‘If You Were Here Tonight’ - ‘Saturday Love’ - ‘Never Knew Love Like This’ - ‘Sunshine’ - ‘Secret Lovers’ and many more. His album ‘Hearsay’ sold nearly a million copies in the UK alone, and to this day he still holds the record as the only performer to ‘sell out’ for SIX consecutive nights at Londons Wembley Arena. This soul man STILL has an undying passion to perform...and his ‘live shows’ reflect that.

Dazzling musicianship, r iveting stage performances, sixty TV appearances, two barnstorming decades on the road and eleven red hot CDs have established King Pleasure & the Biscuit Boys as today’s greatest swing band. They have toured and performed with B.B. King, Cab Calloway and his Orchestra and the original Blues Brothers Band from the movie.

26 LatinMotion presents DEL CAMINO

02 THURSDAY LIVE Organ Recital

On the last Thursday of every month, there is a distinct Latin vibe to the Jam House with the sounds of the popular Salsa seven-piece DEL CAMINO supported by Mauricio Reyes and his army of LatinMotion DJs & dancers. Salsa taster dance workshop from 9pm. (www.latinmotion.co.uk)

@ 1.15pm - 1.45pm. St Pauls Church - Played by Paul Carr. J.S. Bach (1685-1750) - Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor BWV 582 | Paul Ayres (b. 1970) - The Lord’s my Shepherd | Louis Vierne (1870-1937) - Adagio from Symphony no. 3 | David Bednall (b. 1979) Toccata: Aberystwyth.

26 & 27 OUR TOWN

03 & 04 B’SPOKE

@ 2pm and 7.15pm. Newman University Drama Department present ‘Our Town’ described by Thornton Wilder (the author) as ‘an attempt to find a value above all price for the smallest events in our daily life.’ Set at the turn of the 20th century, the play reveals the ordinary lives of the people in the small town of Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire. Book on-line www. blueorangetheatre.co.uk.

27 & 28 The SUBTERRANEANS

The SUBS rock the Jam House on every visit with their powerful selection of Massive Rock Anthems from the likes of U2, the Stones, Queen, and even the Kaiser Chiefs!

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02 KING PLEASURE & THE BISCUIT BOYS

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A popular & funky young ten piece of talented musicians perform a range of soul & R’n’B

07 TOVEY BROTHERS

Three brothers in the fore-front of the Birmingham music scene come together with a broad mix of chart classics delivered with their own unique arrangements

08 GOSPEL CENTRAL

“Gospel Central is an outstanding group and one of Birmingham’s best kept secrets – full of passion and fantastic musicianship.” This monthly celebration of the talent to be found in the local Gospel music scene gives an urban and contemporary edge to Gospel.

The “ACOUSTICS SESSIONS” is a monthly showcase of new talent and unsigned artistes, regularly featuring touring performers as well as musicians from the local scene. The night is presented by the talented singer-songwriter, Ben Drummond. To be part of this regular feature at the Jam House, all musicians should contact the Jam House on 0121 200 3030

A Night to Remember, I Can Make You Feel Good, There It Is, Take That to the Bank, I Owe You One, and many more great memorable classics from these US Hit-monsters makes this show a must see. Still touring worldwide, the Jam House is proud to present these top-flight musicians for what promises to be a great show

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10 & 11 SOLID SOUL

01 The REP with THE CRAZY 88s & The HIGH FLYING ACES

The Crazy 88s are back with their friends to entertain you and raise much needed funds for The REP theatre’s charitable activities, such as their education programme working with over 25,000 young people a year. The Crazy 88s and The REP started this project six years ago and have raised over £10,000 so far for the cause. The Crazy 88s are a six-piece with a rip roaring horn section, but never fear Netty White is still up there belting the songs out. Make sure you buy a ticket and come along to see them before they disappear off on their world tour… round Worcestershire! The

09 SHALAMAR

Soul Greats from this talented group of musicians - always a popular choice at the Jam House - featuring classic James Brown, Motown, and even Hendrix & Kravitz.

14 Jazzlines presents ... The GLOWROGUES

Glowrogues are a Manchester based jazz, funk and hip hop band, founded by multiinstrumentalist and composer Jim Molyneux. The band is made up of budding talent from Manchester and Birmingham’s jazz scenes; featuring members of Cinematic Folk Septet The Old Dance School, energetic Mancunian

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jazz juggernaut Beats & Pieces Big Band, Birmingham’s Young Pilgrims as well as members of experimental jazz fusion trio Apes Grapes.

Training & Education  MARCH

16 Understanding Coloured Gemstones

This one day interactive training course takes an in depth look at 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 key selling points for each one. Course Fee £250 + VAT per Delegate Maximum of 4 Delegates.

17 Understanding Antique Jewellery

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14 Understanding Diamonds

This course is intended for retail staff who already have some experience of selling jewellery and precious stones. It will provide an in-depthunderstanding of diamonds improving their confidence when selling. Course fee £250 + VAT Maximum of 4 Delegates.

25 Understanding Hallmarking

This Half-day event provides a unique opportunity to go behind the scenes and visit the Hallmaking Floor at the Birmingham Assay Office, which is not usually open to the public. During a special guided tour you will see how Hallmarks are applied to precious metal items and jewellery and have the chance to ‘have a go’ at hallmarking. £75 + VAT per Person Minimum of 6 Maximum of 10.

19 Crows Becoming

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. Delegates will gain basic knowledge and will have more confidence when assessing jewellery with a view to either buying or selling it. Course fee £150 + VAT per Delegate Maximum of 10 Delegates.

@ 2.00-400pm Workshop led by Jo Naden RBSA. Use different art techniques to learn all about the crow. Take inspiration from images charting its growth from egg to bird and make your own versions in pencil, charcoal, and paper clay. This workshop is suitable for all abilities, including those who like to try a variety of techniques. Booking essential. Suitable for children aged 6 to 12. All accompanied by an adult. Limited to 8 children. £6 per child.

18 Understanding Watches

20 Understanding Jewellery Valuations

This hands-on course is intended for retail staff or enthusiasts who already have some experience of watches. The one day course will provide an understanding of the technical aspects and benefits of different types of watches. It will also teach basic practical skills which enable delegates to diagnose possible faults and carry out maintenance repairs. Course Fee – £195 + VAT per Delegate Maximum of 6 Delegates

This course is ideal for anyone with an interest in the value of jewellery. This includes retailers, pawnbrokers, auctioneers and those involved in consumer complaints or insurance replacement. It is expected that delegates have some experience of jewellery and gemstones. This course also includes a unique behind the scenes tour of the Hallmarking floor.

22 Dreamcatchers

This one day interactive training course takes an in depth look at 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 key selling points for each one. Course Fee £250 + VAT per Delegate Maximum of 4 Delegates.

@ 2.00-400pm Workshop led by Annette Pugh ARBSA. Ever wondered where your dreams go? Take inspiration from Native American crafts and learn how to weave and decorate your own dreamcatcher. This workshop is suitable for all abilities and great for those who enjoy hands-on craft activities. Booking essential. Suitable for children aged 6 to 12. All accompanied by an adult. Limited to 8 children. £6 per child.

21 Understanding Coloured Gemstones

22 Understanding Watches

@ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Sheila Smith of the Birmingham Calligraphy Society will be on hand at the Pen Museum, between 1pm and 4pm, demonstrating the art of calligraphy. Why not enjoy a visit to the Pen Museum as well as seeing an exhibition of calligraphy, and try your hand at the art of beautiful writing.

This hands-on course is intended for retail staff or enthusiasts who already have some experience of watches. The one day course will provide an understanding of the technical aspects and benefits of different types of watches. It will also teach basic practical skills which enable delegates to diagnose possible faults and carry out maintenance repairs. Course Fee – £195 + VAT per Delegate Maximum of 6 Delegates

25 Understanding Consumer Product Safety Compliance

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22 Calligraphy Demonstration

This one day course offers basic level training for jewellery technologists and costume jewellery and fashion accessories buyers who wish to understand new and current EU and USA product legislation and testing requirements BEFORE supplying products for sale to consumers. The course provides an invaluable overview of the current market for precious metal and accessories before focusing on 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. Course Fee – £195 + VAT per Delegate Maximum of 8 Delegates

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(2nd Sunday each Month except Dec). Warstone Lane Cemetery start at Noon, meet in the cemetery near the Pitsford Street entrance. Key Hill Cemetery start at 2pm, meet by the island inside the cemetery near the Icknield Street Entrance. Per person per cemetery - £3.00, per couple per cemetery - £5.00. Accompanied children under 16 - Free

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What Services do we provide? • Sole Trader, Partnership, LLP & Limited Company Accounts; • Personal, Corporation Inheritance & Capital Gains Tax; • VAT Returns; • Company Incorporation & Management Accounts; • Solicitors Audit Reports; • Audit Services – Limited Companies & Charities; • Business & Tax Planning; • Company Payroll Schemes & PAYE; • Remote Accounting.

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the Customer Services Counter. Dealing with goods in as well as ensuring that items are ready for collection when agreed. Must have proven experience of team management and a track record of customer service experience. Internal and external communication skills will also be an important element to the role. If you would a copy of the job description please contact Charlotte Higgins T: 0121 262 1002, E: charlotte.higgins@theassayoffice.co.uk. Closing date for CV’s is Thursday, 2nd April 2015 and they can be sent via email or posted to Charlotte Higgins, Human Resources, Assay Office Birmingham, PO Box 151, Newhall Street, Birmingham, B3 1SB.

FULL-TIME or part-time jeweller required to work in Daniels the Jewellers in Nuneaton. Good working conditions with your own workshop. You will be undertaking repairs for two busy shops, as we have a small shop in Bedworth too. There is also scope to produce bespoke items and there are a number of shop stock items to VIP Advert - The Lady (4x1 Artwork)_Lay be revamped. Terms and pay negotiable. If you are interested please get in touch. Phone: 02476 385410.

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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 2015/01664/PA 87 Camden Street Ladywood Birmingham B1 3DE. Listed Building Consent for the change of use from office use (B1) to dwelling (C3) use with associated parking 2015/01543/PA 87 Camden Street Ladywood Birmingham B1 3DE. Change of use from office use (B1) to dwelling (C3) use with associated parking 2015/01011/PA Pasta Di Piazza 11 Brook Street St Paul’s Square Birmingham B3 1SA. Listed Building Consent for internal alterations and creation of new staircase 11-02-2015 2015/00984/PA Pasta Di Piazza 11 Brook Street St Paul’s Square Birmingham B3 1SA. Change of use of first floor from residential (Use Class C3) to restaurant (Use Class A3) 11-02-2015 2015/00983/PA Land at Icknield Street/ Pope Street / Moreton Street Birmingham B1 3AS. Minor Material Amend-ment attached to planning approval 2012/06674/ PA for the revision of approved plans due to minor changes in the design development and replaced with revised information. 11-02-2015 2015/00971/PA 48 Frederick Street Hockley Birmingham B1 3HN. Listed Building Consent for internal alterations in conjunction with part change of use of rear to gallery (D2) and restaurant / cafe and drinking establishment (A3/A4) use. 10-02-2015 2015/00922/PA 48 Frederick Street Hockley Birmingham B1 3HN. Part change of use of rear to gallery (D2) and restaurant / cafe and drinking establishment (A3/A4) use. 10-02-2015 2015/00936/PA The Old Biscuit Factory 15 Caroline Street Birmingham B3 1TR Listed building consent for a change of use from two commercial units (use class A3) to 4 commercial units (within Use Classes A1/A2/A3). 09-02-2015 2015/00918/PA The Old Biscuit Factory 15

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March 2015

Planning Applications and Decisions for the Jewellery Quarter.

Caroline Street Birmingham B3 1TR Change of use from two commercial units (use class A3) to 4 commercial units (within Use Classes A1/A2/A3). 09-02-2015 2015/00825/PA Land at Icknield Street Hockley Birmingham B18 6PP. Display of 1 internally illuminated LED Premiere 200 Display. 05-02-2015 2015/00787/PA 168 Warstone Lane Birmingham B18 6NP. Removal and installation of new ATM and associative works. 05-02-2015 2015/00775/PA. Land Bound by Moreton Street, Pope Street & Carver Street Birmingham. Demolition of existing buildings / structures on site and redevelopment for 318 residential units, parking, landscaping and associated works. 04-02-2015 2015/00659/PA Albion Court 18-20 Frederick Street Birmingham B1 3HE. Removal of existing glazed pyramidal roof and replace with minimal pitch roof. 02-02-2015 2015/00654/PA 15-20 St Pauls Square City Birmingham B3 1QU. Conversion of existing first and second floor office space (A2 use) to 31 bedroom hotel (C1 use). 02-02-2015 2015/00652/PA 38A George Street Birmingham B3 1QA Change of use from office (B1a) use to a dwellinghouse (C3). 30-01-2015

Ongoing 2015/00582/PA Studio Two The Platinum 87 Branston Street Hockley Birmingham B18 6BT. Change of use of ground floor from live / work unit (Sui Generis/A1 & B1) to dwelling use (C3) 28-01-2015 2015/00363/PA 23 Pemberton Street Hockley Birmingham B18 6NY. Change of use from B1(a) Business / (c) Light Industry to create C3 dwelling. 20-01-2015 2015/00313/PA 110-118 Northwood Street Cirty Centre Birmingham B3 1SZ. Continued use of the site for a further two years for a change of use of vacant former manufacturing space (use class B2) to performance space for art exhibitions installations and performances (use class D1) 19-01-2015 2014/09260/PA Land at the junction of Mary Street and 43 Northwood Street City Centre Birmingham B3 1TX. Erection of a four storey development of 9 town houses and an office building with associated landscaped courtyard and basement car parking with access from adjacent Kenyon Forge development. 15-12-2014 2014/07978/PA Former Kettleworks Land bound by Icknield Street/Pope Street/ Camden Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B1 3AG. Part demolition, part conversion and part new build of land bound by Icknield Street, Pope Street and Camden Street, including the Kettleworks building,

for erection of 313 residential units with commercial unit (A1/A2), ancillary gym (D2) and associated infrastructure, parking and landscaping. 04-11-2014 2014/07063/PA 34 Carver Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B1 3AS. Section 106A application for the modification of the Planning Obligation in respect of the off site public realm contribution under planning application 2013/02379/PA for the demolition of existing warehouse and erection of 24 apartments and one commercial unit at ground floor (B1a) 2014/05741/PA 34 Carver Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B1 3AS. Section 106B application for the modification of the Planning Obligation in respect of the affordable housing provision under planning application 2013/02379/PA for the demolition of existing warehouse and erection of 24 apartments and one commercial unit at ground floor (B1a). 07-08-2014

New Decisions 2015/00003/PA 15 Key Hill Hockley Birmingham B18 5PB. Display of one externally illuminated fascia sign. Final Decision - Approve Temporary 2014/09204/PA 83 -85 Spencer Street Hockley Birmingham B18 6DE. Change of use of second floor workshop (B1) to residential dwellings (C3). Final Decision Refuse

Older Decisions 2014/08823/PA 28 St Pauls Square Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B3 1RB Two storey roof addition in conjunction with change of use to comprise ground floor retail use and 2 x two bedroom apartments at first and second floors and a three bedroom duplex apartment on proposed third and fourth floors. Final Decision - Refuse.

Summary Guide to Use Classes

A1 - Shops. A2 - Financial and Professional Services. A3 - Restaurants and Cafes. A4 - Drinking Establishments. A5 - Hot Food Takeaways. B1 (a) - Business. (b) - Research & development, studios, labs, high technology. (c) - Light Industry. B2 - General Industry. B3 - Storage/Distribution. C1 - Hotels C2 - Residential Institutions C2A - Secure Residential Institutions. C3 - Dwelling Houses D1 - Non-residential Institutions. D2 - Assembly/Leisure. You must register any objections (or support) to the above Applications in writing direct to Birmingham Core Strategy, Birmingham City Council, 4th Floor, 1 Lancaster Circus, Birmingham B4 7DJ, quoting the Planning Application number. Remember, there is a restriction against inappropriate housing within the Golden Triangle and the Industrial Middle - but your objections still need to be recorded!


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The Hockley Flyer  

The magazine for Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter March 2015, # 356

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The magazine for Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter March 2015, # 356