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News from May 2016

NAJ supports UK jewellery trade with possible launch of a Made in the UK hallmark

The National Association of Jewellers (NAJ) has attracted national media coverage following their bid to support and celebrate the UK jewellery trade with the possible launch of a Made In The UK hallmark.   NAJ Chief Executive, Michael Rawlinson is quoted in the Daily Mail article, saying: “‘It is about promoting British-made manufacturing and design. It will add value to give provenance of the piece. The British name carries kudos in overseas markets.”   The move…

By admin | May 31st, 2016
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Is your neck on the block?

Whether it’s a necklet or necklace, failure to comply with Cadmium regulations could mean it’s your neck on the block… 90% Cadmium found in high street retailer’s necklace – are you compliant?  This month, RAPEX, the EU Rapid Alert System for dangerous non-food products, published a post stating that a well-known and popular multi-national high street retailer had been caught out by a necklace containing up to 90% Cadmium by weight. To put this into perspe…

By admin | May 31st, 2016
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Know all you need to about Nickel?

Whether it’s a piece of jewellery, an item of clothing or a handbag, if the item is releasing nickel, it can present a serious risk to consumer health and safety.  Nickel sensitisation is a particularly nasty allergic reaction; it can flare up in angry, sore rashes, develop lesions and require medical attention in extreme cases.  And once you’re sensitised, you’re sensitised for life. So when it comes to nickel or its compounds, it’s a case of once bitten, alw…

By admin | May 19th, 2016
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