Resource Centre

FlowerInterested in jewellery or a career in jewellery? I want to use this page to share my knowledge and experience with you all. When I first got started in my career I found it could sometimes be difficult to know where to get started if you either want a career in the jewellery industry or to know where to get buy jewellry making findings, materials and equipment. If anyone has any questions please feels free to get in touch using the contact us form and i'll try my best to help.

Want to become a jeweller?

Sheffield Hallam  
Birmingham  
Loughborough  
Central St. Martins  
Edinburgh  
Holts Jewellery Academy  

Want to buy jewellery making equipment?

Ebay - Beads, findings, tools and more  
Cooksons - Metal,  findings, stones and tools  
Bellore - Metal, findings, stones, beads, leather and tools  
Suttons - Jewellery making tools  
Weston Beamor - Casting and cad-design  
Moo.com - Funky business card company  

Want to buy a jewellery making book ...

Want to buy a guide to gemstones ...

Want to work as a jewellery buyer?

To become a jewellery buyer, most recruiters require you be qualified to degree level. Ideally your degree should be in a related field eg. jewellery, fashion, textiles, business, buying and merchandising, however it does not always matter if you can show other necessary skills. In order to become a buyer you need to work your way up from buyer's admin, assistant buyer, in some cases junior buyer then to buyer. The key skills required to become a successful buyer are to be organised , creative, analytical, a good negotiator, work well under pressure, a good trend spotter, self motivated, have confident presentation skills, good with figures and an understanding the market you are buying for. It is an exciting and interesting job but you need to be passionate and driven in order to suceed, here are a few links to help you to find the perfect job in buying...

Recruitment Websites    Jewellers    Icon Live   Recruitment Consultancies   Fashion Personnel
Retail Choice    Aurum Holdings    DCK   Success Appointments   RHR
In Retail    QVC       Quest Search and Selection    Michael Page
Retail Jeweller Jobs    Signet       24seven    Jackson Maine
Milk Round    Beaverbrooks       Hays    
     Sit-up TV       Henry Fox    

Want to visit beautiful jewellery? I have put together a selection of some of my favourite places to see stunning classic and contemporary jewellery that hopefully you will love too ...

V&A    Contemporary Applied Arts
Crown Jewels    New Designers
Natural History Museum    Cockpit Arts
Dazzle   Goldsmith's Hall
Craft Council   Jewellery Week
Craft Council Scotland   Bond Street Jewellers

Want to buy a jewellery design book ...

Famous Jewellery? 

Elizabeth Taylor  
The Crown Jewels  
Jackie Kennedy  
Wallis Simpson  
Kate Middleton Engagement Ring  

 Want to buy Jewellery Focused Magazines? Here are a collection of specialist jewellery magazines and magazines with jewellery editors...

Retail Jeweller Vogue 
Jewellery Focus  
Crafts Magazine  
Professional Jeweller