The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF GOLDSMITHS (N.A.G.) was established in 1894 to serve and support the Jewellery Industry of Great Britain and Ireland. The Association promotes high professional standards among its membership to inspire consumer confidence and to enhance the reputation of its members. There is a Code of Practice to which elected Members must agree to adhere to and by which applicants for membership are judged.
Membership comprises professional retail jewellers, both independents and multiples, who are committed to an honest and knowledgeable approach to their business. Prospective members pass through a vetting stage prior to election. Once elected, members receive an unparalleled series of support and information services and can feel that they have a voice in the advancement of an historic profession. The NAG represents the jewellers in the UK and has over 1200 members.
Pravin Pattni was chairman of the National Association of Goldsmiths from June 2012 - June 2014.
The GEMMOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION OF GREAT BRITAIN (Gem-A) is the world’s longest established provider of gem and jewellery education.
Their prestigious Gemmology and Diamonds Diplomas, taught around the world, are now globally recognized as qualifications of the highest status. Diploma graduates may apply for election to Fellowship (FGA) or Diamond Membership (DGA) of the Association.
Pravin Pattni is a Fellow Member of the Gem-A (FGA) and he also has the Diamond Certificate (DGA)
The RESPONSIBLE JEWELLERY COUNCIL (RJC) is a whole-of-supply chain standards initiative for the jewellery supply chain, from mine to retail. It is unique in its participation of organisations at every step in the value chain, each bringing a commitment to a responsible supply chain and implementation of responsible business practices.
Minar Jewellers has been a memeber of the RJC since 2014.
The UK JEWELLERY AWARDS celebrate and reward the stand out players within the retail jewellery industry.
Minar Jewellers have been shortlisted for the Independent Jewellery Retailer of the Year for 2015.
The WANDSWORTH BUSINESS AWARDS is an exciting programme developed and organised by Wandsworth Chamber of Commerce to reward and celebrate the borough‘s many dynamic and innovative businesses.
Minar Jewellers were winners of the Best Independent Retailer for 2014.
The BRITISH JEWELLERS ASSOCIATION AWARDS celebrate those in all areas of the jewellery industry who execl in the products and the services that they provide.
Minar Jewellers were shortlisted in 2014
Gem-A | The Gemmological Association of Great Britain | About Us
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Suppliers & Manufacturers : The National Association of Goldsmiths
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About - Responsible Jewellery Council
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| UK Jewellery Awards - 2015
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Welcome - Wandsworth Business Awards 2014
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BJA Membership Awards
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