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February 2018

Issue No 391

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Inside this month’s issue...


Editorial ........................................................................... 18 News................................................................................. 20 Events .............................................................................. 36 Planning .......................................................................... 40 The Hockley Flyer Pick-up Points Albion Street:

Classifieds ....................................................................... 42

Pig & Tail Public House

Augusta Street:

Caroline Street:


Charlotte Street:

Charles Green’s Live Project............................................ 20

Fellows Auctioneers Bloc Hotel Otto Wood Fired Pizza Travelodge

Constitution Hill:

The Wolf Birmingham

Fleet Street:

Coffin Works

Frederick Street:

AR Bar & Gallery The Button Factory Fredericks Coffee Lounge & Bar NatWest Bank Pen Museum

Ludgate Hill:

Actress & Bishop Locanta Italian Restaurant Cucina Rustica Italian Restaurant

Moreton Street:

Anchorcert Group (Assay Office)

Newhall Street:

Sale of WB The Creative Jewellery Group to The Heimerle + Meule Group.................................................. 20 Alabaster & Wilson........................................................... 21 Friends of Key Hill and Warstone Lane Cemetery............ 22 Leader of City Council Outlines Vision for JQ................... 22 Strongly Innovative Designs Short-listed for WB.............. 23

The Queens Arms

AnchorCert Appoints New Sales Director........................ 24

Guildsman Jewellery Gallery Betts Metal Sales

Hot Chocolate - Headlining at Jam House....................... 24

Andersons Bar and Grill RBSA Gallery Saint Kitchen The Rectory Bar St Pauls Club (members only access) St Pauls House The Jam House

Significant Rise in Exhibitor ‘Fine Jewellery” Segment..... 26

Spencer Street:

St Pauls Square:

Vittoria Street:

The Hive Café & Bakery CooksonGold Birmingham School of Jewellery

Vyse Street:

Museum of the Jewellery Quarter Hylton Café Weston Beamor

Warstone Lane:

Which Jewellery is Best for Valentine’s............................. 26 Women’s Jewellery Network............................................. 27 French Dimension at Quintessential English Club........... 28 Smart Watches - Future Trend for the Watch Industry...... 28 Rationed .......................................................................... 29

Frank Joiner HS Walsh Warstone Lane Post Office The Red Lion The Rose Villa Tavern Urban JQ

Abraham Kemp & Son Ltd Buildings - 20 Tenby Street North

Express Polythene, Barford Street

Builders Crushed in Camelinat’s Factory

Outside the Jewellery Quarter:

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Heritage: .......................................................................... 30

Planning............................................................................ 40

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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. Note published over 20 years ago so some of the content has changed considerably!

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Marie Haddleton and from the Editorial team.

By the time you read this editorial, the Spring Fair will be over for another year. Hope everyone who took part was happy with the results. The weather was typically very cold but in the traditional way we still had some snow!

WB Takeover

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The family firm of WB Creative (Weston Beamor) has been taken over by a German firm, the same firm which owns Cooksongold, but we are assured that we will notice no difference. We have known Patrick and Vivian Fuller for a good number of years and it has always been a pleasant experience. Their premises were for a long time directly opposite our offices in Frederick Street and very often we would communicate via ‘sign’ language through our windows. Mark and I, and I am sure everyone else in the Quarter, wish them both a long and happy retirement and it is good to hear that Patrick will still be out and about in the Quarter for some time.

Alabaster & Wilson Closes

This company is closing its doors for the last time and we have copied the email received from Stephen Alabaster. I am sure the whole of the Trade wishes everyone concerned all the best for a long and happy retirement. Next month we will feature the firm of Alabaster & Wilson.

Award Due?

It is very surprising that an Award of some kind has not been given in recognition of the excellent work that Michael Allchin executed in his term as Birmingham Assay Master. He brought in many new innovations and was the main person involved in the difficult task of moving the Assay Office to its new home and Michael always took a keen interest in everything that happened in the Jewellery Quarter itself. Past Assay Masters have received Awards and I firmly believe that Michael is overdue for official recognition.

Please Join JQ Heritage

If you care about the Jewellery Quarter and preserving its heritage whilst taking the area forward into future, please join Jewellery Quarter Heritage - at £10.00 per annum it’s not exactly bank-breaking. You can then display JQ Heritage Member stickers on your entrance door or window to show your support. We are sure your visitors/customers and even your own workers will appreciate this. We are doing our part by ‘Supporting’ the appropriate new planning applications and ‘Objecting to’ those which do not comply with planning legislation for this Conservation Area. Marie Haddleton Editor






“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.

(Map ref DP/LP/00/44/44 dated June 2000. & the EDD map to accompany JQ Conservation & Management Plan 2002). A wrong interpretation of Map DP/ LLP/00/44/44 map has obviously been made when defining the present boundaries of the Jewellery Quarter Conservation Area, in claiming the site is NOT within the Jewellery Quarter Conservation Area. This map showed the area when there were originally three separate Conservation Areas, with wide corridors between them. Pitsford Street was in a corridor at that time. This was BEFORE the whole of the Jewellery Quarter was declared ONE Conservation Area in 2002. This map does clearly define the new Jewellery Quarter Conservation Area which clearly shows where the boundary line runs straight along Icknield Street and plainly INCLUDES the half of Pitsford Street in which the Mr Tyre site lies. Defined as (Area No. 8). NOTE; The most recent map of the Jewellery Quarter Conservation Area produced for the proposed ‘Jewellery Quarter Neighbourhood Area’ shows the boundary, which includes the Mr Tyre site. CONCLUSION; Any Planning Application for this site must comply with the Jewellery Quarter Conservation and Management Plan and the Jewellery Quarter Design Guide.





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Planning Refused for Albion Court


2017/10021/PA. Site Address:18-20 Albion Court Frederick Street Birmingham B1 3HE

30/10/2017 - 2017/08622/PA - Prior Approval for change of use from office (Use Class B1[a]) to 23no. Residential units (Use Class C3) – Prior Approval Required and to Refuse.

Mr Tyre Site Back on Agenda Planning Application No. 2017/10934/PA. Site Address: Mr Tyre, Pitsford Street, Hockley, Birmingham.

The main problem is that we have several conflicting maps - we have an official one that shows the site IS in the JQ conservation area, but there are many more that do not. Waiting on the official decision. Presuming it is we have put in the following objection again to the revised plans - all 133 documents!! 1. The section of Pitsford Street in which the Mr Tyre site lies DOES come within the Jewellery Quarter Conservation Area. Ref:


Other objections to this Revised Application:

6. HEIGHT: The Jewellery Quarter Conservation and Management Plan which is still the planning legislation for the area, limits new build to four storeys. 7. DENSITY: The layout of the site is Far too dense. It resembles the courts of back to back housing which led to the 1920s slum clearance, and the apartments are not much bigger either, providing little living space. The courtyards are small, meaning that no sunlight could penetrate. Sunlight is essential as a source of Vitamin D. 8. STREET SCENE: The proposed buildings in Pitsford Street are set to edge of pavement with no street scene and they should be set back from pavement with 2 storeys at street level rising to 4 storeys at rear. The impact on the street scene of anything higher than two storeys at pavement level


would be detrimental to the historic environmental street scene in Pitsford Street and surrounds. 9. DESIGN GUIDE: The materials should comply with the Design Guide, ie red brick with slate roofs and no metal/composite cladding. 10. GOLDEN TRIANGLE/VYSE STREET; The site is clearly visible from the main core of this historic area - the ‘Golden Triangle’ and Vyse Street - and this must be taken into consideration. 11. TWO ADJACENT LISTED CEMETERIES: The site overshadows both Warstone Lane Cemetery and Key Hill Cemetery (one Grade II Listed and the other grade II* Listed.) There is a HLF funded upgrading of these cemeteries about to begin and consideration must be given to the effect this development would have on the immediate environment, ie flora and fauna, and wildlife. (Peregrine Falcons nest nearby and foxes, squirrels and even foraging bats are reported in the cemeteries). It is regarded that these 2 cemeteries are the ‘lungs of the area’. With the high number of new residents envisaged, the cemeteries could be open to inappropriate use. 12. PARKING: In the Jewellery Quarter this is a big problem and with only 140 spaces for 406 apartments is not enough. The application mentions Vyse Street Car Park but that is already in full use by local workers, visitors, customers, and since the Golden Square was created, companies based in The Big Peg now use this car park as part of the Golden Square deal. All Pay and Display car parks now built on and nowhere to park ‘on street’ due to mainly permit bays (long waiting list for these). 13. NOISE POLLUTION: The buildings are set right up to the railway platforms – trains are not silent and would create noise (and vibration) pollution. 14. AMENITIES: There should be more green open spaces provided, otherwise the adjacent historic cemeteries could be subject to vandalism etc 15. FIRE & SAFETY: Street access to the site is possible only via two sides and in the event of a fire or other emergency this could prove a life-saving problem.

We can produce heritage reports mosly to support the Conservation requirements for planning applications, or prepare a similar document on your building for your interest, especially if it is listed.


Please do join JQ Heritage (at only £10.00 per annum, or £40 for businesses , and you will get our welcome pack arrive in the post in due course.

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Ruth Hallows and Tom Green.

Charles Green’s Live Project

This year marked the tenth anniversary of Charles Green’s ‘live project’ at the School of Jewellery in Birmingham. The students from the ‘Design for Industry’ course participated in a special competition

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Trade Talk from around the Jewellery Quarter and more.

with the winner being awarded the chance to see their design made in precious metal and exhibited alongside the rest of Charles Green’s Wonders Collection. Judged by the design team at Charles Green, the DFI course tutors and Tom Green (Chairman of Charles Green), the work featured various precious stones, diamond cuts and innovative design. Although all pieces were impressive it was down to the judges to pick a winner and this year the prize went to Ruth Hallows. Her piece showed excellent CAD understanding and was a bold, classic design. Ruth wins a week’s work experience in the design department at Charles Green, along with a cash prize. During Ruth’s week at Charles Green, she will help to overseeing the manufacture of her ring in precious metal and set. Tom Green said ‘’although I was impressed with many of the students work, Ruth’s design shone through as it complimented the gem well as well as being a design I would be proud to add to Charles Green’s wonders collection.’’ 2nd prize went to Wing Ting Leung, and 3rd prize was awarded to Sarah Parry.

Andrew Morton MD

Sale of WB The Creative Jewellery Group to The Heimerle + Meule Group Patrick and Vivian Fuller co-owners of WB The Creative Jewellery Group have announced that, after 70 years in family ownership, the business has been sold to the Heimerle + Meule Group, the precious metals division of L. Possehl & Co. mbH. The Possehl Group comprises of more than 160 companies, operating in over 30 different countries and is organised across nine separate divisions. The Heimerle + Meule Group, of which Cookson Precious Metals Ltd is also a member, heads up the precious metal division. Possehl’s business management approach is centred on supporting their various entities, enabling them to be run as independently as possible, and maintaining an entrepreneurial culture within each business. The sale includes all three busi-



Alabaster & Wilson

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Patrick and Vivian Fuller

nesses in WB The Creative Jewellery Group – the precious jewellery brand Domino, the casting, 3D printing and bespoke manufacturing company Weston Beamor and silver and fashion jewellery brand Gecko. Under the deal all 180 current members of staff retain their jobs and the businesses will continue to be run independently by the existing management team under the leadership of managing director Andrew Morton. Whilst Vivian Fuller will take full retirement, Patrick Fuller will, for the foreseeable future, hold an ambassadorial role within the business. Speaking about the sale, Patrick Fuller said: “Vivian and I have enjoyed building WB The Creative Jewellery Group over the past forty years to become a major supplier within the jewellery industry, but it is now time for us to retire and hand over the further

development of the business to the very capable team who are already in place. We believe that whilst the business will be independently run, operating within the same Group as Cookson Precious Metals Ltd and Possehl’s other precious metal companies will bring real advantages in the future.” Andrew Morton is also excited by the sale. “There will undoubtedly be new opportunities for WB The Creative Jewellery Group as part of a sizeable European conglomerate and I too am very optimistic for the future,” he said. Speaking for Heimerle + Meule, the Group CEO Thomas Frey commented: “We are delighted to have acquired such a successful UK based jewellery company and believe that together we can help build a stronger UK jewellery industry.”

re Retirement: ‘In some ways we were wishing to disappear quietly, but, following our conversation, with Marie, I am attaching a copy of the letter we sent out to our customers and suppliers at the end of last year. We have had loads of lovely letters, cards, emails and phone calls to wish us well in our retirement from a trade that we have greatly enjoyed being a part of, and we leave behind many friends amongst both customers and suppliers with whom we have had some wonderful relationships. Our factory, built by our Great-grandfather Arthur in 1891, is amongst the very few Grade II* listed buildings in the Jewellery Quarter and is to be developed sympathetically we believe, as it must be of course, to include some commercial and some residential usage. We will look forward to watching the development, proud of the building’s heritage and of its prominent situation in Legge Lane. We mention in our letter that our designer and works manager Rachel Byrne has set up her own business to carry on our work and she can be contacted at Rachel Byrne Jewellery as can our mounter and polisher Patrick Lambert ‘The Complete Jeweller” at who is continuing to offer his varied skills to the trade. ‘ Stephen Alabaster. via email 6.02.2018 NOTE: A full feature on Alabaster & Wilson will be in the March issue of The Hockley Flyer.

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Spring Hill, Brookfields, Hockley, Birmingham. Frederick died in 1948. He is buried in Key Hill Cemetery Section U, Plot 207. He is the grandfather of musician, Dave Wakeling.

‘Birmingham Lives’ History Fair

Snowdrops in Warstone Lane Cemetery

Friends of Key Hill Cemetery and Warstone Lane Cemetery (Extracts from The Mourning News)

Spring is on its way

A lovely picture taken by the ‘Friends’ Treasurer Margaret Beauchamp of the first snowdrops to appear in Key Hill Cemetery. These snowdrops are a welcome assurance that the brighter days of spring are on their way.

2018 Anniversaries

This year of 2018 not only marks the end of WW1 where many paid the ultimate sacrifice, it is also a hundred years since females age 30 years and over were able to vote.

A Man Before His Time

It was not just females campaigning for the right to vote. Frederick Wakeling who was born 10 November 1889 in Hockley, Birmingham was a strong supporter for females to be able to have the same rights as males. Whilst many suffragettes were hissed and booed we can only imagine the reaction Frederick and his fellow men received when Frederick along with other men, dressed up in their wives’, sister’s or mother’s clothing, and with placards, marched into Birmingham to support the suffragettes and their plight. Their attire would have appeared quite outrageous for this time period, yet Frederick Wakeling was an ordinary man who has a greengrocer shop in College Street and later at

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The Friends have booked two tables for Sunday 3 June 2018 The Friends can assist with help in locating your family grave. We will also be selling items to raise funds to restore the graves, this includes the limited addition of the Friends badge, bookmarks, novelty bone shaped pens, and bags with skull design. This event has previously been held at the Radisson Hotel and The Girl Guide Head Quarters in Birmingham City Centre. Please note the new venue just a few minutes from Birmingham City Centre. This will be held at the Fire Service H.Q. Safeside, Eastside at Vauxhall.

Adopt A Grave

It was interesting to watch a recent T.V programme Village of the Year with Penelope Keith. The small village of Hampstead Norreys in the Berkshire Downs have an Adopt a Grave Scheme. http://heritage.hampsteadnorreys. The Friends of Key Hill Cemetery & Warstone Lane Cemetery would like volunteers to partake in this scheme. If you know of friends or relatives who like to be in the fresh air and help with this worthwhile cause, please do contact the Friends. The friends continue to help with enquiries and ‘look ups’ - some of these come from the Facebook group, Twitter and the Jewellery Quarter magazine – The Hockley Flyer.

Every Ancestor Matters

If you have a family buried in either of the two cemeteries and wish to share their story for a newsletter, please contact the friends on the email address below: Take nothing but Ancestors, leave nothing but records’. Also, if you would like to take part in a ‘Walk’ through the Cemeteries’ with the Friends, please email: Email:

Luke Crane, JQDT Executive Director; Councillor Ian Ward, Leader of Birmingham City Council; Councillor Philip Davis, JQDT Chairman and Doug Henry, Assay Office Birmingham CEO and Assay Master. Photography by Jas Sansi

Leader of Birmingham City Council Outlines Vision for Jewellery Quarter The Leader of Birmingham City Council (BCC) has outlined his vision for the Jewellery Quarter by expressing his commitment to preserve the historic Jewellery Quarter’s legacy for future generations and noting the desire of local businesses to manufacture the medals for the Commonwealth Games in 2022. The event was hosted at the Assay Office Birmingham. Supported by Richard Cowell, BCC Assistant Director for Development, Councillor Ian Ward reinforced the council’s plans to boost the area’s capability to attract ‘startups’ whilst raising the profile of the vibrant ‘maker’ community which comprises of talented designer jewellery makers and highly skilled craftspeople. Councillor Ward shared his family connection by reflecting on his grandmother and her time working for one of the Quarter’s many family businesses. The heritage of its working people and the historic townscape is, Councillor Ward commented, the reason why “the Jewellery Quarter is a distinctive area in Birmingham and known the world over.”

Weston Beamor has announced the names of the three students from Birmingham City University who have been short-listed in its prestigious, annual Live Project design competition. Entries to the competition, which is open to all BCU students in their second year of a Higher National Diploma in Jewellery Manufacturing, were of an exceptionally high standard this year and the judging panel found it a difficult task to select just three students. The brief was to design a wedding and engagement ring set in Fairtrade Gold for the commercial market. The students were required to use only commercially available stone sizes/shapes, and submissions had to include an advert ensuring the branding complemented the design concept. Those shortlisted are: Hayley Jones, Lorna McNaught and Kai-Blu Triass.


Strongly Innovative Designs Shortlisted for WB Annual Award

The judges felt that Kai-Blu Triass’s geometric ‘Dyad’ wedding and engagement ring set, which combines white and rose gold, was a perfect fit. His striking and bold design was commercial whilst being unique and his CAD model showed understanding of thickness and tolerances. Hayley Jones’s ‘Odyssey’ ring, with its unusual bubble-like textures, positively exudes luxury. The judges felt this design concept could be easily developed into a whole suite of distinctive bridal jewellery. Lorna McNaught’s ‘Entwined’ design combines white and rose gold with a striking brilliant cut emerald. It was deemed to be very commercially aware, delicate and straightforward to manufacture. The judges were impressed with the cohesion between the design, brand name and advert and saw this set as a perfect symbol of love. The winner of the competition will have been announced at 2.00pm on Tuesday 6th February 2018 on Weston Beamor’s stand (Hall 17 T30) at Jewellery & Watch Birmingham. The winning student received a cheque for £500, second place £250 and third £100. All three finalists will have the opportunity of work experience at Weston Beamor’s factory in Birmingham. Speaking for Weston Beamor, Ed Hole commented: “We were particularly impressed by the very high standard of this year’s designs. The entries were not only fresh and innovative but were also technically accomplished. All three sets are going to look absolutely terrific once they are made and we hope that visitors to Jewellery & Watch will come to our stand to see what the next generation of designers, with a little help from our bespoke manufacturing team, can achieve.” Katy Tromans, course tutor at BCU was also impressed: “This is a great exercise for our students. Having the chance to visit Weston Beamor, to see and understand their facilities and then to create a design to a live commercial brief is invaluable experience for them, as is the chance to win a week of work experience within the company. As a school, we are truly grateful for Weston Beamor giving up their time year after year and providing our students with such a valuable industry link” she said. February 2018

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Hot Chocolate - Headlining at Jam House

Steve Hamon, Sales Director

AnchorCert Appoints New Sales Director AnchorCert Group, including Assay Office Birmingham, is pleased to confirm that it has appointed new Sales Director, Steve Hamon. Steve has more than 17 years’ experience as a senior sales and business development professional, including more than 4 years’ leading the UK and Eire Product Division for global testing laboratory Intertek and more than 5 years’ managing the BSI (British Standards Institution) Engineering, Testing and Kitemark divisions. Steve was officially appointed in December 2017 and has been working closely with the senior management and executive team to understand the complexities of the jewellery industry, as well as familiarise himself with AnchorCert Group’s divisions and services. Chief Executive and Assay Master Doug Henry added: “We are really pleased to welcome Steve into our team and we know that the trade will welcome him as warmly too. It’s a great industry to work in as I have discovered myself, so I am sure Steve will find it as rewarding as I do. Steve’s experience within the testing and certification sectors will be a valuable asset for AnchorCert Group. We have some exciting new products in the pipeline and Steve will be integral in

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Doug Henry, CEO & Assay Master, The AnchorCert Group

Exterior shot of the AnchorCert Group/ Assay Office Birmingham building

delivery of these, as well as continuing the growth of our core businesses.” Commenting on his appointment, new Sales Director Steve Hamon said: “I’m very pleased to be joining the AnchorCert Group at such an exciting juncture for the business. I am keen to add value to the business through the benefit of my expertise and experience, especially within the laboratory testing sector. I am also very much looking forward to getting out and meeting the jewellery trade, both in Birmingham and across the UK.”

Popular Chart Topping British Soul band, Hot Chocolate, is to headline at The Jam House Birmingham, on 28th February Considered one of the most successful bands ever to come out of the 70’s, Hot Chocolate is the only band ever to have had a hit every year in the UK charts during the 70’s. The five-piece band started their recording career with a reggae cover of John Lennon’s ‘Give Peace a Chance’ which John himself highly rated. During the disco era Hot Chocolate boomed, their tight vocal harmonies presented success with big hits such as ‘You Sexy Thing’ and ‘Everyone 1’s a Winner’ which also peaked in the US. The band’s enduring popularity ensured that two of their compilation albums reached No. 1 in the UK Albums chart. In 1986 the group disbanded only to reform in 1992 and they are now touring with Kennie Simon as vocalist. Hot Chocolate comments: “We love the Jam House and are genuinely looking forward to be playing there! There’s always so much energy, the people are fantastic! Overall such a good atmosphere. We love it.” W:

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News Jewellery highlights on the catwalk: The Jewellery Shows in hall B1, © Messe München

Significant Rise in Exhibitor Numbers ‘Fine Jewellery” Segment

Inhorgenta Munich strengthens its profile in the ‘Fine Jewellery’ segment. 25 new exhibitors will present finest

jewellery of the highest quality in Hall B1. This is an increase of 14 percent compared to the previous year. Fine jewellery continues to be sought-after all over the world. “We have received as many inquiries in the “Fine Jewellery” segment as hardly ever before”, reports Stefanie Mändlein, Exhibition Director of Inhorgenta Munich. “The strong demand also results from the fact that we have continuously further developed our

52 percent of the consumers recommend that jewellery be gifted on a special occasion. © Messe München

Which Jewellery is Best for Valentine’s Consumer survey

If you want to give your beloved a piece of jewellery for Valentine’s Day, you should stick with a timeless design - that’s what 72 percent of British consumers consider important. More than a third even attach great importance to choosing a oneof-a-kind item. Those are the results of Messe Munich’s Inhorgenta trend

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index 2018, which analysed a representative sample of 1,025 consumer responses in the United Kingdom. “Our survey showed that combining a classic design with a personal touch offers bright prospects for making your sweetheart happy on Valentine’s Day,” said Stefanie Mändlein, exhibition director of Inhorgenta Munich. An engraving or a gemstone in a favourite colour can add that individual touch to a piece of jewellery. “At the Inhorgenta Munich in February, our exhibitors will present a wide range, from classic design to individual coloured stones for the season.” Diamonds are forever - When

concept in close cooperation with the exhibitors in the last few years.” All spaces in Hall B1 are occupied. A total of 25 new exhibitors have been received, including such well-known names as the Vreden-based Niessing jewellery manufactory, the Danish design company Georg Jensen and the Italian jewellery manufacturer Piero Milano. Inhorgenta Munich is offering new possibilities of presentation to its exhibitors. Two years ago, for instance, the ambiance of the hall was fundamentally reshaped to measure up to the image of the brands and the high quality of the collections. In addition, manufactories are provided with new opportunities to present selected pieces of jewellery on what is referred to as ‘Design Isles’. Furthermore, the Jewellery Shows at which professional models present selected pieces of jewellery on the catwalk, have been a firm component of the hall for two years now. “We are pleased that the shows are being so well received by the exhibitors. choosing a gemstone, fashion-conscious consumers take inspiration from the colours of the season on the catwalks of New York, Paris and Milan. Still: “Valuable gemstones always bring joy to their owners, regardless of current trends and the fashion of the moment,” said Mändlein. The survey shows: 70 percent of British consumers are convinced that diamond jewellery will be as popular in the future as now. At present, 60 percent consider it important that necklaces, rings and the like are made of valuable materials such as gold or diamonds. Emotional value - In order to increase the personal appeal of a gift, it should be given on a special day: 52 percent of British recommend that jewellery be gifted on a special occasion to raise the emotional value. Both women (55 percent) and men (50 percent) agree. Treat yourself - When it’s time to treat yourself to something special, a trip to the jewellers can do the trick: 50 percent of consumers buy jewellery or watches as a gift to themselves - 42 percent give jewellery as a gift to others.


Farrah Al-Dujaili

Stella Layton, former CEO & Assay Master

Women’s Jewellery Network

AnchorCert Academy to Host 2nd Event

The Women’s Jewellery Network, the UK’s only dedicated organisation supporting women in the UK jewellery industry, has announced a second social event to mark International Women’s Day 2018, to be held at the AnchorCert Academy at Assay Office Birmingham in the Jewellery Quarter. Taking place on March 8th, 2018, the evening event is open to women and men working in the jewellery industry, offering networking and inspiring and insightful talks with leading lights and emerging talent from the jewellery industry. Kicking off at 5.30pm, guests will be welcomed by AnchorCert Academy Director Marion Wilson and WJN Midlands Ambassador Nyasha Pitt. Promising to share sage advice, Stella Layton MBA, the UK’s first female Assay Master and former Cookson Precious Metals CEO, is the evening’s keynote speaker, supported by The CMJ’s Executive Director of Business Development and Marketing, Lucy Reece-Raybould, who will ask the questions ‘NoGlassCeiling?’ A lively panel discussion will follow, led by Professor Marylyn Carrigan, formerly of the Centre for Business in Society (CBiS) at Coventry University, now Director of Research at Keele Management School. Marylyn will pose the question: What changes need to be made and what progress

Lucy Reece-Raybould-CMJ

Michael Donaldson

can the WJN and the industry make to improve equality in the sector? Marylyn will be joined by Professional Jeweller editor Stacey Hailes, jewellery industry consultant Michael Donaldson and emerging jewellery talent and 2017 Kickstarter and GC&DC Award winner Farrah AlDujaili, alongside Stella Layton and Lucy Reece-Raybould. Culminating in an audience Q&A, the evening will mark the first in a series of exciting WJN events for the Midlands, overseen by its UK Ambassador network. The Midlands WJN International Women’s Day Event will take place on March 8th 2018 at AnchorCert Academy, Birmingham B1 3AS. Tickets are priced at £10 per person, on sale from January 30th via EventBrite, with all proceeds donated to women’s charity Smart Works, based in Birmingham.

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News Jonathan Chatfield Smart watches are a future trend for the watch industry, © Messe München

Smart Watches - Future Trend for the Watch Industry Katarzyna Paszowska and Deputy Manager Nadine Ashmore

French Dimension at Quintessential English Club Chef Jonathan Chatfield has cooked up the recipe for success in the latest course of a career that has seen him return home from the home of good cooking. He has taken on the job as chef at St Paul’s Dining Club in Birmingham that has been providing good food since 1859. Jonathan, aged 52, had originally planned to work in the classroom but whilst taking a teaching degree his took a job in a restaurant to make some money. “I discovered that cooking was what I loved doing and the rest is history,” said Jonathan who is sharing his passion for French cuisine with diners at the Club in the historic St Paul’s Square. St Paul’s Club was founded by merchants from Birmingham’s jewellery

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Jonathan Chatfield and Claire Belloir

quarter 159 years ago and good food has also been an important ingredient for the Club that offer other facilities for members. Jonathan worked in Denmark for a number of years before moving to the Dordogne in south west France where he refined his trade catering for the most discerning pallets in the world. “It’s impossible not to live and work in France without appreciating good food and I often return,” said Jonathan. “France provides my inspiration, but I love cooking good quality traditional English food as well as enjoying fusion and Asian cuisine.” The French influence at St Paul’s Club is reinforced by sous-chef Claire Belloir who is married to a Frenchman. “We make a really good team and it is just what I wanted when I returned to Birmingham to work in the kitchen at the historic St Paul’s Dining Club where our members and their guests take their food very seriously,” added Jonathan who joined St Paul’s Club in December.

For nearly 40 percent of British consumers, smart chronometers are already among the most important future trends in the watch industry. In terms of functionality, however, opinions vary considerably. Nearly every second person sees alarm devices in smart watches in a positive light, for example for helping older people feel more secure. On the other hand, 44 percent are against making mobile payments by smart watch. These are the results of Messe Munich’s 2018 INHORGENTA trend index, which analysed a representative sample of 1,025 consumer responses in the United Kingdom. “Digitalisation has become a force to reckon with in the watch industry,” said Stefanie Mändlein, exhibition director of Inhorgenta Munich. “Today, the industry is poised between traditional craftsmanship and high tech. More and more watchmakers are expanding their product portfolio to include smart timepieces. The increasing interconnectedness of the digital world will make many new functionalities possible.” At present, 53 percent of consum-


ers see smart watches in competition with smart phones. Market success in future may well depend on providing consumers with an added value that is directly connected with the hightech device on their wrist. Currently, apps considered ‘standard’ for smart phones such as navigation aids (19 percent) and fitness trackers (14 percent) are only deemed important by a small percentage of consumers for smart watches. Additionally, 73 percent of consumers say that digital chronometers will never completely replace classical timepieces. Traditional craftsmanship in demand in the digital era - In some areas, for instance, the traditional craft of watchmaking is still highly valued: 77 percent of British want to be able to take their watch to a clocksmith for repair. Over half of all consumers even consider this to be very important. Furthermore, 72 percent believe that a watch should reflect a sense of craftsmanship. “In addition to these technical criteria, manufacturers can win over customers with individual designs”, said Ms. Mändlein. Consumers want their watch to match their personal activities such as events or sports (48 percent). “Design is important for the high-tech segment as well: Our survey shows that 46 percent of consumers recommend that watch manufacturers offer high-quality digital chronometers with a sophisticated design.” Inhorgenta 2018 From February 16 to 18 2018


8th January to Friday 16th February 2018

Vittoria Street Gallery presents ‘Rationed’ a solo exhibition by internationally renowned jewellery artist Jo Pond

Following on from the success of her inaugural solo exhibition ‘Intimate’ which toured to Velvet da Vinci (San Francisco), Atta Gallery (Bangkok) and Contemporary Applied Arts (London), we are delighted to host a new collection of works titled ‘Rationed’ by internationallyrenowned jewellery artist, Jo Pond. Stirred by a collection of diaries, bequeathed alongside hand-medown stories, words and trinkets from a generation before, Jo Pond draws on evocative World War 2 artefacts to craft her own heirlooms. Almost in spite of itself, each static and inanimate object comes to embody the thoughts and energy of the artist, and draws the viewer in: recognition may bring about physical, emotional or intellectual engagement. The interpretation of this story, however, will be determined by the viewer, and Jo Pond embraces the potential for the items created to elicit a broad range of responses, from visitors of all generations. Domestic bakeware, biscuit and medicine tins serve as visual references for the feminine domestic role of the wartime wife and mother. Leather from old wallets and worn

bone tokens reference ‘worth’ in the pre-decimal sense. Materials which no longer hold value beyond their collectability are re-framed to provide the narrative: they become objects with which to tell the stories of wartime women. Descended from generations of habitual collectors, Jo Pond embraces her legacy, working with misplaced memories to create jewellery and objects which pass on something indefinable, as the women before her passed on genes, mannerisms and traits. The writings of Lily Pond née Liberty, and the materials associated with the period around the Second World War, are incorporated and recreated to continue the line, sharing the essence of stories of the wartime domestic, stories which can no longer be shared by word of mouth. Vittoria Street Gallery and Talking Practice are delighted to host an evening of conversation with Jo Pond, in which she’ll talk about her new collection of works, ‘Rationed’. Jo Pond will join Sian Hindle for an informal discussion about the Pond family hand-me-downs – the stories, diaries and artefacts – that have inspired her work throughout her career and which have crystallised to form her latest collection, ‘Rationed’. She’ll reflect on the collecting gene that, she claims, runs in her family, the evocative materials she repurposes and the stories she crafts as she refines and perfects her work.

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Abraham Kemp & Son Ltd Buildings - 20 Tenby Street North Source: English Heritage

‘Skemps Buildings, 20 Tenby Street North, is a large office and warehouse building of three storeys plus a raised basement, occupying a prominent site on the corner with Tenby Street and dating from 1898. It was designed by William Doubleday and known as Kemps Buildings, possibly a reference to Abraham Kemp & Son, gold-plate manufacturers, whose factory was located alongside to the north-east. The warehouse was built for the Sydenham Brothers, merchants, and in 1900 they were sharing the building with Thomas Haines, printer, and Robert Sydenham, seed merchant. By 1916 Sydenham Brothers were listed as jewellers, Kemps Buildings. The building is of red brick with stone dressings. There is a canted three-bay corner section that projects slightly and was intended to support a turret, which, along with a pitched-roofed attic floor, was never built. The ground-floor windows have semi-circular heads, those on the first floor are segmental headed, while the second floor has narrow paired windows under moulded stone lintels. Above the latter is a continuous corbel

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table in red brick. The main entrance is at the north-east end of the Tenby Street North elevation, and there is a vehicle entrance leading to a narrow courtyard and adjoining receiving room at the right-hand end of the Tenby Street facade.

Abraham Kemp & Son Ltd Abraham Kemp & Son Ltd was

established in 1835, at 5, Barr Street, but by 1935 were firmly established in 20 Tenby Street North. They were manufacturers of ear-rings, watch hooks, studs, brooches, rings etc and also supplied the trade with gold plate and wire. In WW2 part of the building was demolished by a bomb and the area turned into a car park.


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Michael E Williams

Source: Hockley Flyer No.13 1985

In 1985 Michael E Williams moved into part of 20 Tenby Street North, as tool suppliers to the Trade. They later relocated to premises in Hylton Street.

Sydenham Brothers

By 1887 Sydenham Brothers had moved into 20 Tenby Street North. They were manufacturers of all kinds of jewellery, Keeper, Wedding and Gem Rings. They were also Diamond Dealers and Diamond Mounters. In 1900 Thomas Haines (Printers) were sharing the building with Sydenhams.

Birmingham Rathbone Society Source: Hockley Flyer No. 16 1985)

The Birmingham Rathbone Society moved into 20 Tenby Street North in 1985 and worked with local firms They told the Hockley Flyer at the time that: “The young people with whom we work are educationally disadvantaged, all of whom have been to special schools and who have completed at least one year on a YTS scheme. Lloyds TSB in 1985 made them a grant of £15,00 to provide 3 years support to the scheme. They stayed until 2015, when they moved to London.

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The premises in Tenby Street around the late 1980’s


Builders Crushed in Camelinat’s Factory Source: Hockley Flyer No. 241 July 2005

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Loved reading about Elkington on pages 26-27 especially since I have

to death in June 2003 when they were working on the site in Carver Street/ Albion Street.. The two men were crushed to death when they were pinned down as they removed a floor at the £3 million apartment block, which was previously the factory of Camelinat Ltd. The men, who were part of a six strong team working at the site, were removing a mezzanine floor to help create loft style apartments. seen some of their spectacular pieces over the years. However what caught my eye was your photograph of the quarter on page 17 which was taken in 1933 and shows the church that was blown up in 1940/41. Best Wishes, Tom

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Ellis & Co (Birmingham) Ltd Ellis & Co of Hall Street, were Silver and Electro-Plate Manufacturers Jewellery Quarter Heritage 2018.

‘Sheet Metal Development for Aircraft - 1938)’

‘Although the whole world heaved a sigh of relief when the settlement was announced at Munich in 1938, one could not altogether free one’s mind from the feeling that War was round the corner and the blatant, obvious hypocrisy which the Nazi gangsters displayed within a month or two of the ‘Peace in our Time’ leaflet made people realise that the moment had arrived for them to reckon up what chances they had of commercial survival in the event of war breaking out. Obviously, no Government could allow labour so badly needed for munitions to be applied to the manufacture of Silver and Plate which are generally regarded as luxuries. It was manifestly vital that labour be directed into those channels which would directly help to smash the enemy, but our problem was how our plant and labour could be speedily adapted to the production of war material. We needed to train a number of our craftsmen and women in the art of handling new alloys, installing plant for specialised heat treatments and familiarise ourselves with blue prints. It appeared almost impossible to break away from a trade in which our men had been employed for generations in order to gate-crash the Engineering industry, but by dint of hard work, close concentration and the sacrifice of leisure it was done, and our first efforts were in the field of deep pressings in what were to us, at any rate, unknown metals such as duralumin, inconel and so on, and we were thus given an insight into the

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aircraft industry. It is worthwhile mentioning that with the experience we eventually accumulated in the production of deep and complicated pressings on the lines of cold stamping hitherto obtaining in the plate trade we were able to show the aircraft industry some simple methods whereby bottlenecks in the production of exhaust components (which had proved quite a problem to the industry up to that time) could be eliminated. To employ workers skills to their utmost in the War effort, caused us to abandon all our civilian lines and concentrate wholly on aircraft work and with the skill which the silversmith applies we succeeded in producing assemblies, which surprised the aircraft industry hitherto accustomed to work turned out by sheet-metal workers, efforts which would be regarded by men in our trade as ‘crude’. From the many reports we received we are rather inclined to think that the products of our industry in this field resulted in raising the standard of sheet-metal work generally. By this time our soldering plant had been replaced by welding and rivetting plants. The release of the many young men to the Forces, made it necessary for us to train women whom we found adaptable, keen and intelligent. Apart from producing thousands of the ammunition structures and containers for the Lockheed-Hudson turrets, nacelle fairings, auxiliary tank cradles, cold airducts, bulkheads, bomb curtains, re-fuelling structures, astrodomes and pilot seats to mention but a few of the structures which we made for almost every type of machine which has been flown, we have had the experience of turning out complicated structures from blue prints without seeing prototypes. Overall, it has been a very wonderful experience and it gives us a sense of deep satisfaction to think that we have been able to convert our plant and labour to vital industry at the time of

the country’s crisis. Like most firms we have had little irritations here and there, the continual modifications, the meticulous inspection system which at first seemed irksome, but we can now appreciate that they are the lessons learned from long experience and there can be no doubt that the great achievements of British Aircraft are in great measure due to the careful thought and planning of the departments which created the system. We have had the pleasantest of experiences while working with manufacturers in the aircraft industry, indeed, we shall feel it a great wrench when the time comes to part company with them, but we shall have had the satisfaction of knowing that like most members of this industry we have solved many a problem for them. We have kept our promises which means so much when programmes are laid down months ahead and on the whole, we think we can safely say that we have contributed to that perfection in the manufacture of aircraft which has resulted in driving the Luftwaffe from the skies.’


In the 1960s, Ellis & Co. (Birmingham) Ltd merged with Barker Brothers of Unity Works, Constitution Hill, trading under the name Barker Ellis Silver Co.

Enterprise Failure (1997) Jewellery Quarter Heritage 2018

In 1997 West Midlands Enterprise Board faced a £500,000 loss after the collapse of three jewellery firms. Barker Ellis Silver Company, Payton Pepper and Excalibur Manufacturing Jewellers all went into receivership, with the loss of 80 jobs. All ceased trading. Mr Peter Ceilings, chief executive for investments at the WMEB, said the collapse had been the result of the group’s “failure to get sufficient business at good enough margins”. Mr Gordon McDougall, of Barker Ellis, tried to pull the three together on a site at West Bromwich, but could not overcome losses.

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@ Vittoria Street Gallery. Following on from the success of her inaugural solo exhibition ‘Intimate’ which toured to Velvet da Vinci (San Francisco), Atta Gallery (Bangkok) and Contemporary Applied Arts (London), we are delighted to host a new collection of works titled ‘Rationed’ by internationally-renowned jewellery artist, Jo Pond.

30 - 10 Feb StArt 2017-2018

Original artwork by RBSA artists all priced at £300 and under – a great starting point for budding art collectors and much less stressful than the January sales! Call for entries - How to enter - see RBSA web site - deadline Wednesday 29 November. This exhibition is exclusively open to RBSA Members and Associates.

29 - 26 May CORNUCOPIA

Celebrate nature’s bounty through this varied display of jewellery, ceramics, and textiles. Each item is hand-made by a designer-maker who has taken inspiration from the colours, forms, and subjects found throughout flora and fauna.


Margaret Fairhead RBSA .Travelling regularly between Birmingham New Street and Tywyn has offered Margaret the opportunity to study and appreciate both urban and rural views from the comfort of the Arriva Train service. Solo Show


Natalie Seymour NWA. Natalie uses digital technology to combine and alter photographs of derelict buildings. Her final pieces aim to express the sense of confusion and foreboding felt when exploring abandoned places. Don’t miss out on the chance to meet Natalie on Saturday 10 March. Solo Show

12 - 14 Apr FACE TO FACE 2018

Robert Page RBSA. A selection of striking and intriguing heads in bronze and bronze resin. Don’t miss out on Robert’s demonstration on Saturday 31 March Solo Show


This exciting exhibition is the first of its kind for the RBSA and will include a selection of artwork created as part of our collaborative project with Sense (registered charity number 289868). Sense is a national charity that supports people who have complex communication needs and helps them to enjoy more independent lives. Don’t miss the research sharing event on Thursday 8 March, 6-8pm.

 MARCH 01 - 31 OPEN ALL MEDIA 2018

Our annual show of artwork by a variety of artists from across the region working in different media, subjects and styles. Following the success of their sponsorship in 2017, we are delighted that Fresh: Art Fair will be supporting the show again this year. Don’t miss the RBSA coach trip to the Fresh: Art Fair.


David White RBSA. Explore David’s abstract mixed-media paintings and linocut prints. This collection combines outdoor Cornish harbour views with imaginary artist-studio interiors, creating intriguing scenes that question the viewer’s sense of viewpoint. Don’t miss David White’s sale of unframed original limted edition prints on Saturday 24 March. Solo show.

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Christopher Salmon RBSA. Chris is well-known for creating quirky characters that amuse and intrigue. This selection of prints, drawings, and paintings includes new work alongside old favourites. Solo Show

Demonstrations  MARCH


@ 11.00am - 1.00pm, 2.00pm - 4.00pm. Meet Next Wave Associate Natalie Seymour during her ground floor show, and chat to her about how she creates her digital compositions. Free, drop-in session, no need to book. To coincide with Natalie’s ground floor exhibition



@ 11:00 am - An auction of Designer items at Fellows Auctioneers


@ 11:00 am - An auction of antique and modern jewellery at Fellows Auctioneers


@ 10:00 am - An auction of vintage jewellery and accessories at Fellows Auctioneers


@ 12:00 am - An auction of Costume jewellery at Fellows Auctioneers


@ 10:00 am - An auction of jewellery at Fellows Auctioneers


@ 2:30 pm - An auction of pawnbrokers jewellery and watches at Fellows Auctioneers


@ 12:00 am - Sale of gemstones at Fellows Auctioneers


@ 12:00 am - An auction of watches at Fellows Auctioneers


@ 10:00 am - An auction of jewellery at Fellows Auctioneers


@ 12:00 am - An auction of pawnbrokers jewellery and watches at Fellows Auctioneers


@ 11:00 am - An auction of antique and modern jewellery at Fellows Auctioneers


@ 10:00 am - An auction of jewellery at Fellows Auctioneers


@ 2:30 pm - An auction of pawnbrokers jewellery and watches at Fellows Auctioneers


The Jam House, St.Pauls Square, Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham B31 QU Book online at


@ 10:00 am - An auction of watches and watch parts at Fellows Auctioneer

Live Entertainment  FEBRUARY

09 & 10 SOLID SOUL

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.

10 MINUTE TAKER ‘Reconstruction Live’ in Birmingham with special guest RUNES

Haunting piano songs, ethereal harmonies, fragmented guitars and distorted electronic beats. Experience Minute Taker’s epic new mini-album Reconstruction in one of four beautifully atmospheric English churches this coming February. Equipped with grand piano, glockenspiel, synths and a sprinkle of digital trickery, Minute Taker, aka alternative singer-songwriter Ben McGarvey, will also be performing specially arranged versions of songs from his back catalogue


The Catapult Club presents FloodHounds, The Fever Club, Ever Hyde, Indigo Glitch, Millie May from 7.30pm – 11pm


Join us 11th February for our monthly instalment of Beer Blues Sunday, this month, headlined by Catwalk Villains with support from Joshua Sole


Carl is a strong musical force that never fails to impress his audiences wherever the road takes him. A regular at the Jam House, he has performed at many of the countries top music festivals, theatres and venues, and is also beginning to develop his international reputation.

14 St Valentine’s Night with ... SOUL TRAIN

SOUL TRAIN are a professional four piece band playing up-beat Soul, Funk, R’n’B, and Motown, fronted by Teisha George, with Paul Read on guitar, Colin Peters on bass, Jamie Little on drums and Dan Healy on keys.


Mica Paris was introduced to the vocal brilliance of Ella Fitzgerald as a child, and she celebrates the music of the Queen of Jazz who would have been 100 years old in 2017. .

16 & 17 TRU GROOVE

Smooth soul five piece of accomplished and very individual musicians playing classic funk & soul favourites from the likes of Timberlake, Alicia Keys , Plan B and Jessie J


Birmingham Promoters Presents: Youth Man + Cassels (Co-headline Tour) + Jump The Shark


The Grandmaster Ash of The Dead Sea Skulls & The Twang takes

over The Actress 18th January with support from…Tom Davies, Rockin Lee, Tim Fletcher, Joshua Sole, David Young, Charlotte Young, You Me and Us / Murdock Swales, Ruth Kokumo Noah, Ash Sheehan


Enjoy the vibe of this reggae and jazz influenced group performing their new “Dread Beat Jazz project”, featuring the material of Bob Marley & The Wailers, Ernest Ranglin and Monty Alexander.


Big Q Fish, a genre-hopping phenomenon, offers an exciting and eclectic range of material, with three experienced improvising musicians playing classic songs (Talking Heads, Beatles, Bowie, Marley, Marvin Gaye), alongside some highly inventive original material.


Don’t Go Into The Cellar present ‘Penny Dreadful! or Mrs Lovett’s Revenge!’. There are chills and chuckles in abundance with this original one-woman show featuring Sweeney Todd’s partner in crime, Mrs Lovett! Be appalled by a plethora of other grotesque characters from the cheap and grisly pages of the Victorian era’s penny dreadful papers, in a theatrical comedy suitable for children and the young at heart.

22 LatinMotion presents DEL CAMINO

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

22 - 03 Mar HAMLET

The king was murdered, there is no doubt, but questions surround his death: Why did Hamlet kill him? How did the queen die? Who was to blame? Only one person can answer. Survivors gather to sift the evidence and cure their Lord of his madness. See website for bookings/times www. blueorangetheatre.


Birmingham Promoters Present: Gruel + Three Knuckle Shuffle + The Raiders + Learn To Lie + Water Into Water

23 & 24 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.


Rocksteady Sunday – Open Jam + in house band. Hosted by Ross Lydon. Contact Ross Lydon for a slot or just turn up on the evening.


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. All musicians should contact the Jam House on 0121 200 3030.


Hot Chocolate are the only band to have had a hit every year in the UK charts during the 1970’s and are still touring on a regular basis all over the world. The band, now fronted by lead vocalist Kennie Simon, were great in the ‘seventies ... even better now!

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 MARCH 01 Funk ‘n’ Soul Night Out presents ... SOUL CITY

Soul City are a high energy band featuring both incredible male and female vocalists. The band deliver an outstanding show for every musical taste. Their exceptional repertoire covers the very best in Motown, Soul, Disco, Rock and Funk, ensuring a diverse and lively evening that won’t leave anyone in their seat!


Birmingham Promoters present: Fears Chella + Veda


An explosive collection of classic and contemporary dance music, with all of your Tamla Motown, Atlantic Soul and funk favourites.


Vocalist Cath Nightingale with Oz McGowan on piano bring you an evening of cool lounge classics, featuring favourites from the likes of Nina Simone, Norah Jones, Ruby Turner, Carole King & many more


Honky Tonk Rose have regrouped and come together to recreate and reinvent some classic and modern country songs with their favourite subjects of heartbreak, drinking and trucking.


Nanna Radleys are a professional six piece band playing up-beat Soul, Funk, R’n’B, and Motown, fronted by two female sisters who can really bring the house down!


Birmingham Promoters present: Crimson Star + Trueheights + Special Guests


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.


Birmingham Promoters present: The Harringtons + Fringe + Penny Drop


Back after a well-earned rest! This monthly celebration of the talent to be found in the local Gospel music scene gives an urban and contemporary edge to Gospel music. A must see!


Now here’s a special treat ...Jam Hot’s non-stop, live performance features exhilarating tunes by Justin Timberlake, Sia, Beyonce, Bruno Mars, Rudimental & many more! Incredible musicianship; electric atmosphere!


Birmingham Promoters present: Dee Ajayi + Jamie Croft + Millie May

16 & 17 GROUPER

Fronted by the popular Richard Oliver on vocals, this professional and dynamic four piece play guitar based hits from Travis to U2, Blur to Snow Patrol, Coldplay to The Killers, The Beatles to The Stones.

Networking  FEBRUARY


6:30 am - 8:30 am Free Breakfast! There will be a 10 minute presentation from one of our members, before closing the meeting with a round of business referrals. Continue networking after the meeting has closed in the lounge and bar area of the hotel.

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The Midlands Enlightenment is a new monthly meetup for RSA Fellows. In a welcoming, informal setting, each meetup will hear from someone who, one way or another, is undertaking pioneering work – helping to secure a new Enlightenment here in the Midlands.


If you work in the Commercial Property Market, join us for lunch at St Paul’s Club, Wednesday 21st February - 12.302pm. St Paul’s Club is a 157 year old members club based in the heart of Birmingham in a wonderful Georgian House in St Paul’s Square. A hidden gem!


Doug Henry is the newly appointed CEO and Assay Master of the Birmingham Assay Office. He will be telling us about the work of the Assay Office both here and overseas over Lunch


Talking Practice is delighted to welcome artist, Nikki Pugh, to talk about her work, exploring the interactions of people and space, and the links between her work and jewellery and adornment. 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm School of Jewellery, Vittoria Street, and a glass of wine in the Vittoria Street Gallery afterwards.


Nikki Pugh, Innovation in health represents one of the most important and vital crossover areas in the creative, digital and tech sectors right now, with VR, wearables and implantables becoming ever important in everyday healthcare.


@ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm 22 Frederick Street: At NatWest, we understand that the success and growth of small businesses are the heartbeat of our economy and we want to be central in helping you achieve this.


All welcome – established businesses, as well as those just started or looking to start-up. This is a friendly gathering in a relaxed environment, offering support and practical advice from peers and professionals. We meet on the first Thursday of every month from 4:30pm.


Top lawyers share their secrets to success; students ask the questions.


The Women’s Jewellery Network is pleased to confirm a Birmingham sister event to the launch in London taking place at the same time on International Women’s Day, 8th March 2018. Attendees will hear from the following speakers, at this event, kindly hosted by the team at AnchorCert Acdemy, part of the AnchorCert Group


Have you been sitting on your journals and jottings about your life for months and years? 10:00 am - 6:00 pm Hampton by Hilton


The Emma Press is five years old! Join us for the launch of our fiftieth book, the Anthology of Love. There will be readings from poets including Carole Bromley, Catherine Olver, Cynthia Miller and Emma Press editor Rachel Piercey.


Join Fat Penguin Management, the Music Managers Forum, the Music Producers Guild and Birmingham’s local music community and grow your network.



This hands-on diamond training 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.


@ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Learning Calligraphy Sessions and Demonstrations are held in the Callicreative Room and designed for both beginners and more experienced calligraphers. Learn the key elements of calligraphy and take information away to continue developing your style at home. Some materials will be provided and calligraphy products can be purchased from the Museum shop.


Workshop with Karoline Rerrie, Friend of the RBSA. Karoline will show you how to draw, paint, and print abstract designs onto fabric and a canvas bag using fabric painting techniques. A great introduction for those new to printing that is suitable for children and adults alike.


Deborette-Creative and 1000 Trades have teamed up to offer you Crafty Sip. Drawing inspiration from the DIY Bar in Portland, Oregon, USA – Crafty Sip sessions are a fun way to spend a few hours ‘crafting’ with your friends on a sociable level.


Come and create in a relaxing, pressure free environment using quality reclaimed and recycled fabrics. Each product will be unique to you and you can add your own finishing touches, that way no one product is the exact same. All fabric, equipment and refreshments will be provided. Feed My Creative, Unit 26 Hylton Court, B18 6HJ


1:00 pm - 3:00 pm In this short course, calligrapher Nick Caulkin will teach you Sharpened Italic. This lettering is a fleshed out and more sophisticated version of Skeleton Italic where some of the spiky strokes are replaced by subtle curves yet the script still retains a sharpened appearance.


This one-day interactive coloured gemstone training course takes an in-depth look at some of the most important coloured stones used in jewellery, including sapphires, rubies, emeralds and tanzanite.


Cooksongold would like to invite you to join us at our FREE PMC workshops, to be held in our Birmingham counter! (Now fully booked)


@ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm. Rose Villa Tavern. PopUp Painting invites you to unleash your creativity – wine glass in one hand, paintbrush in the other. No experience is needed to take part.


@ 11:30 am - 4:00 pm. Looking for a fun alternative to birthday cards? You will use Roman Capital lettering to produce a short verse and make a simple stitched book that provides a great twist on greetings cards.


This course is a combination of presentation combined with handling practical examples and is intended for those involved in either buying, authenticating or valuing watches whether as a business or for private interest.


@ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm The Crafts Collective, 53A Frederick Street. In this one day workshop you can learn lots of techniques using the fabulous material called sinamay, to create your own, gorgeous fascinator!


This hands-on diamond training 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.


This is a hands-on course designed for those who have a basic understanding of diamonds. This one-day course gives delegates a chance to see and handle diamond simulants, synthetics and treated diamonds.


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


@ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Learning Calligraphy Sessions and Demonstrations are held in the Callicreative Room and designed for both beginners and more experienced calligraphers.

Tours, Walks & Talks  FEBRUARY


@ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Join us at The Coffin Works for a midweek treat! Go on a factory tour lead by one of our awardwinning guides, followed by delicious refreshments.


Join our Learning Officer for a fun filled afternoon at the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter! Take a family friendly guided tour of the Smith & Pepper jewellery factory and then enjoy a fun craft activity in our Education Space. Pre-booking essential.


@ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm Outside Tesco express The Chamberlain Clock The distinctive letterboxes of the Jewellery Quarter were forged in the Georgian era, as secure portals for precious metals and stones. Two hundred years later they remain an iconic detail of this unique industrial landscape. I want to share what I have learned about the Letterboxes, and the craftsmen who created everything from whistles to fabulous jewels and everything in-between.


Cemetery Tours are the second Sunday in the month, January to November. None in December. Tours of Warstone Lane Cemetery start at 12 Noon (meet at Pitsford Street entrance). Tours of Key Hill Cemetery start at 2pm (meet at Icknield Street entrance by pillar gates).


@ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Join us at The Coffin Works for a midweek treat! Go on a factory tour lead by one of our awardwinning guides, followed by delicious refreshments.


10:30 am - 12:30 pm “Boulton would be proud” provides an overview of the long history and success of Assay Office Birmingham since it was founded as a result of Matthew Boulton’s efforts in 1773. The talk will take a glimpse back into the early history of the Office, the reasons Boulton fought so hard for it and the factors which have driven its growth and survival over the past 243 years. The main focus will be on the last two decades and the changing market and landscape which have required the Assay Office to reinvent itself as the AnchorCert Group in a brand new building, within the Jewellery Quarter.

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Training & Education

Property Planning

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 keep its character by making your ‘official’ protest against such Applications.

New Applications 2018/00471/PA 5-11 Fleet Street City Centre Birmingham B3 1JP. Change of use from restaurant (Use class A3) to a late lounge bar and music venue (Sui Generis).with hours of opening to 23.30pm Sunday - Thursday, 03.00 Friday, 04.00 Staurday and every Sunday preceding a Bank Holiday Monday, Christmas Eve and Boxing Day. 22-01-2018 2018/00450/PA 48-52 Vittoria Street Birmingham B1 3PE. Change of use from office (B1[a]) to residential unit (C3), installation of basement window and external alterations. 19-01-2018 2018/00428/PA Blocks 1 & 2 Branston Court Branston Street Birmingham B18 6BA. Prior Approval for change of use from office (Use Class B1[a]) to form 29 apartments (Use Class C3). 15-01-2018 2018/00134/PA 21 George Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham City Centre B3 1QQ. Application to determine the details of condition number 4 (construction method statement/management plan) and 8 (drainage scheme) attached to planning approval 2017/01760/PA. 09-012018 2017/11030/PA 87 Vyse Street Ladywood Birmingham B18 6JZ. Listed Building Consent associated with change of use from florist, beautician and workshops to a live/work unit (Sui Generisfeaturing A1 and B1 uses on the ground floor and C3 on first and second floors). 27-12-2017 2017/11030/PA 87 Vyse Street Ladywood Birmingham B18 6JZ. Listed Building Consent associated with change of use from florist, beautician and workshops to a live/work unit (Sui Generisfeaturing A1 and B1 uses on the ground floor and C3 on first and second floors). 27-12-2017 2017/10957/PA 87 Vyse Street Ladywood Birmingham B18 6JZ. Change of use from florist, beautician and work-

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Planning Applications and Decisions for the Jewellery Quarter.

shops to a live/work unit (Sui Generisfeaturing A1 and B1 uses on the ground floor and C3 on first and second floors) 27-12-2017

Awaiting Decision 2017/10934/PA 33 Pitsford Street (Mr Tyre site) Ladywood Birmingham B18 6LJ.Demolition of existing buildings and erection of a residential led mixed use redevelopment providing 406 apartments, commercial (B1a), workshop (B1b & c), Retail (A1, A2, A3, A4 & A5), 140 car parking spaces, a new entrance to the Jewellery Quarter train station and associated works including landscaping and new entrance to Pitsford Street. 27-122017 2017/10885/PA Apartment 2 33 Tenby Street Birmingham B1 3EE Application for a lawful development certificate for an existing use as a bedroom in connection with residential apartment in excess of 4 years. 22-12-2017 2017/10752/PA 23 Kenyon Street Birmingham B18 6AR. Change of use from office (Use Class B1) to cafe/ restaurant (Use Class A3) and erection of single storey rear extension. 20-12-2017 2017/10759/PA 51 Vittoria Street Birmingham B1 3NU. Listed Building Consent for the change of use of first and second vacant floors (Use Sui Generis) to create 2 no. residential self contained flats (Use class C3), internal works and installation of replacement windows. 18-12-2017 2017/10708/PA 51 Vittoria Street Jewellery Quar ter Birmingham B1 3NU. Change of use of first and second vacant floors (Use Sui Generis) to create 2 no. residential self contained flats (Use class C3) and installation of replacement windows. 18-12-2017 2017/10741/PA 29-32 Mary Street Ladywood Birmingham B3 1UD. Listed Building Consent for erection of two storey rear extension and external and external alterations. 18-12-2017 2017/10662/PA 30-34 Vittoria Street City Centre Birmingham B1 3NU. Listed Building Consent for internal and external alterations, repairs and restoration works associated with change of use from industrial to 8 residential apartments and commercial unit and partial demolition. 14-12-2017 2017/10236/PA St Paul’s Church St Paul’s Square City Centre Birmingham B3 1QZ. Telecomms License Advisory application for the installation of 3 no. antennas and 2 no. dishes located behind

replacement GRP (Glass Reinforced Plastic) louvres, installation of equipment cabinets located internally within the roof space and ancillary development. 30-112017 2017/09935/PA 28 Vittoria Street Birmingham B1 3PE, Listed Building Consent for the demolition of single storey rear addition including external stairwell and installation of rear door, windows and balustrade. 21-11-2017 2017/09263/PA 28 Vittoria Street Birmingham B1 3ND. Change Of Use of ground floor to live/work unit and upper floors to 3 residential apartments with associated external works including demolition of single storey rear addition and external stairwell and installation of rear door, windows and balustrade. 27-10-2017

New Decisions 2017/10021/PA 18-20 Albion Court Frederick Street Birmingham B1 3HE. Prior Approval for change from office (Use Class B1[a]) to 23no. residential apartments (Use Class C3) Final Decision Prior Approval Required and to Refuse 2017/09795/PA The Jam House 3-5 St Pauls Square Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B3 1QU. Listed Building Consent for internal and external alterations. Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions 2017/09767/PA The Jam House 3-5 St Pauls Square Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B3 1QU. Basement level infill extension, internal alterations at ground, first and second floor levels. external works to provide improved entrance ramp, screening to bins and canopy over rear entrance door. Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions 2017/09717/PA 25-26 Frederick Street Birmingham B1 3HH. Listed building consent for internal and external alterations and part demolition in conjunction with change of use from vacant office building to hotel (Class C1). Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions 2017/09671/PA 25-26 Frederick Street Birmingham B1 3HH. Change of use from vacant office building to hotel (Class C1), new surfacing to forecourt and rear yard, erection of boundary wall to forecourt and external alterations. Final Decision Approve subject to Conditions

Older Decisions 2017/07430/PA 1-2 Legge Lane Birmingham B1 3LD Demolition of existing buildings on site and erection of 4 storey building fronting Legge lane to comprise commercial use (B1) at lower ground and ground floor, live/work units (SG) above and a row of 9 mews houses (C3) to rear Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions

2017/09768/PA 3 Mary Ann Street Birmingham B3 1BG. Change of use from museum (Use Class D1) and offices (Use Class B1) to office use (Use Class B1) only. Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions 2017/09303/PA Museum of the Jewellery Quarter 75-79 Vyse Street Birmingham B18 6HA. Listed Building Consent for internal alterations for the change of use of part of ground floor from public museum with ancillary retail, catering and other facilities to drinking establishment (Use Class A4). Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions 2017/08936/PA Museum of the Jewellery Quarter 75-79 Vyse Street Hockley Birmingham B18 6HA. Change of use of part of ground floor from public museum with ancillary retail, catering and other facilities to drinking establishment (Use Class A4). Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions 2017/09137/PA 48-52 Vittoria Street Hockley Birmingham B1 3PE. Installation of four conservation style rooflights to rear elevation. Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions 2017/08891/PA 27-28 Pemberton Street Hockley Birmingham B18 6NY. Proposed internal alterations following previous listed building consent (reference 2012/07294/PA to convert property); replacement windows to roof and courtyard and internal thermal improvements to walls. Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions

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 to the above applications online at www., or writing direct to Planning and Regeneration, 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!


A very colourful and attractive booklet has been published by YBA Publications. Although only 20 pages it is packed with information about Birthstones. Its origins are with The Hockley Flyer where for 12 issues we ran the corresponding month’s Birthstone and their Myths and Legends. Gemstones are fascinating in more ways, we all know diamond is the hardest known natural stone, but what about the oldest diamond? Scientists have found Zircons date back as far as 4.375 billion years, and considering the planet is 4.54 billion years old, they have survived countless trips down rivers, heating, squeezing and tectonic plate rides buried deep in the Earth’s crust and back to the surface. 20 Page A5 Booklet £2.50 + £0.91 Post & Packing.


A 20 page A5 booklet we did as a souvenir of The ‘Chamberlain Clock’ which has become an established landmark within the City, this publication was to mark the centenary of such a well known symbol of the heritage and culture of Birmingham’s famous Jewellery Quarter. This was back in 2002 when it was first published. 20 photos are published including the clocks restoration. £1.50 + £0.91 Post & Packing.

THE JEWELLERY QUARTER History and Guide 2nd Edition

It 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. £5.95 + £1.37 Post & Packing.

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MOUNTER/JOBBER. Krypton Jewellers has been trading for 30 years and are looking to expand our company even further. We currently have an opportunity for an experienced, talented and enthusiastic fulltime Mounter/Jobber. Must have excellent assembly and repair skills. To apply, please email covering letter and CV to accounts@ or call Dave Attwood on 07792 316146. Closing date 28th February 2018.


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MOUNTER / SETTER required for new workshop in Jewellery Quarter. Diamond Heaven is a leading independent fine diamond jewellery retailer established in Birmingham, London and Manchester. We require an experienced jeweller to join the team in the Birmingham workshop repairing and custom building jewellery items to a very high standard for our customers in line with our quality assurance and productivity guidelines. Role includes - 1. Full range of diamond settings including prong setting, channel setting, pave and flush setting. 2. Jewellery repairs which will include Re-sizing, Soldering,Re-tipping / Re-building claws and Re-setting any replacement stones in claws, Half shanking a ring. The position is full time and permanent. Competitive Salary dependent on the experience. Contact Hiten Shah on 07763 235335.

WANTED - NITON Gold Metal Analyzer. Reputable and long standing business requires Niton Gold Metal Analyzer or equivalent. Serious offers made. Please contact us if you can provide. Both New or Used considered. Phone: 0121 248 8838.


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Jewellery Caster An opportunity exists within our manufacturing facility for a forward thinking and talented individual to join the team who are responsible for the production of high quality moulds, waxes and cast product in various metals ranging from silver through to platinum. As part of a small specialised team you will be responsible for the production of high quality casts, using state of the art equipment. A working knowledge of mould preparation and investment techniques would be advantageous but not essential, as training will be provided in these areas. We are looking for a candidate who is responsible, reliable, and is above all enthusiastic and eager to develop the business further. This will be rewarded with a competitive salary and benefits package. If you are interested in applying for this position please send your CV to Lisa Roberts – HR Advisor at

Goldsmith/Jeweller To work in house heading our jewellery repair department. Essential jobbing skills required: Ring Sizing Re-shanking General Soldering Polishing and rhodium plating Putting together solitaires and three stones Roberts Jewellers 29 Corporation Street, Birmingham Contact: 44 Hockley Flyer The

February 2018

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Exciting Opportunities for Jewellers / Bench Repairers / Jobbing Jewellers – Birmingham! Come and be part of our New Birmingham repairs workshop! Here at Signet we’re always looking for new talent and we’re currently looking for people like you to join our new and improved Jewellery Repairs workshop at our Head Office in Hockley. To support the success of this unique venture we have an excellent opportunity for Jewellers at all levels to join the teams in the workshop carrying out our jewellery repairs (soldering, sizing and plating) to a very high standard for our customers in line with our quality assurance and productivity guidelines As a Jeweller in the Repairs workshop your role may include, but not be limited to any of the following based on your skills and experience: • Cleaning and Polishing • Ring sizing (up and down) • Half shanking rings (ladies & gents) • Soldering • Repairing hinges • Plating • Flat engraving • Restringing pearl • Channel setting & re-building ring channels All suitable candidates will be required to attend a bench test to demonstrate the skills listed above during the interview process. About Us You’ll almost certainly have seen one of our stores – a familiar sight on the UK high street with over 500 stores throughout the country. We’re the organisation responsible for popular jewellery brands H. Samuel, Ernest Jones and Leslie Davis. Signet is the world’s largest specialty retail jeweller by sales, with stores in the US, UK, Republic of Ireland and Channel Islands. The Benefits At Signet, In return for your dedication and experience, we offer not only a competitive salary but also all the benefits and career progression opportunities you would expect from a large retail company. This includes great benefits and profit related bonus, an excellent staff discount from day one, superb learning & development and promotional opportunities that will help you maximise your potential and much more! Apply now! Via or contact Hayley Swain on 0121 697 7537.

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Lore & Myths - A Quick Guide: NEW

- A very colourful and attractive booklet has been published by YBA Publications. Although only 20 pages it is packed with information about Birthstones. Its origins are with The Hockley Flyer where for 12 issues we ran the corresponding month’s Birthstone and their Myths and Legends. Gemstones are fascinating in more ways, we all know diamond is the hardest known natural stone, but what about the oldest diamond? Scientists have found Zircons date back as far as 4.375 billion years, and considering the planet is 4.54 billion years old, they have survived countless trips down rivers, heating, squeezing and tectonic plate rides buried deep in the Earth’s crust and back to the surface. 20 Page A5 Booklet

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The 'Voice' of Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter February 2018 # 391

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The 'Voice' of Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter February 2018 # 391