The National Association of Jewellers is a trade association that any jewellery business or organisation servicing the jewellery industry should be engaged with. Our Coat of Arms is a Mark of Quality that our members will proudly display to build an enduring bond of trust with their customers. NAJ membership is the mark of professionalism for retailers, trade members, service providers and designers.
As a unified voice for the Jewellery industry, we listen to the views of our members and provide representation for all of the jewellery supply chain.
As a professional membership body all our members are asked to abide by Guiding Principles relating to professionalism, honesty and ethical business practices. We believe training is pre-requisite to professionalism, we therefore offer comprehensive training and mentoring opportunities.
Both of these elements help to increase consumer confidence in the purchase of jewellery, one of the most important deliverables for the association.
We also offer support for members to grow their businesses in the UK and abroad, through tailored benefits and services
Find out more about the benefits of membership of the NAJ by reading one of our tailored membership brochures below.
The full terms and conditions of you as an existing member can be found in the Members area which you will gain access to once your application has been successful.
Applications are normally processed within 5 weeks on receipt of application. The membership team will contact you if they need further information and let you know how your application is progressing.
Application forms can be returned by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or posted to The National Association of Jewellers, Federation House,10 Vyse Street, Birmingham, B18 6LT. If you are based outside of the UK you will need to contact email@example.com.
If you want to apply or find out more details about applying, please complete our online form and a member of our team will be in touch.
The NAJ provide a special class of membership for individual designer makers and crafts people working alone, or with one other member of staff. To be eligible for this category you must you must have a turnover of £75,000 or less and provide a skilled service such as modelmaking, setting or finishing. Any jewellery sold must be your own designs. If you do not meet this criteria you will need to refer to the Supplier/Retailer application forms.
If your clients are in the Jewellery trade then filling in our supplier application form would be the right option for you. If you have a consumer facing element to your business this will also be covered through this application form, however if you are solely a retailer you must refer to the Retailer application form below.
Our Retailer application is designed to find out about the kind of stock you sell. We will also ask you whether you provide in-house services such as jewellery repair.
The Jewellery Industry Associate application form is applicable to companies that are suppliers of goods and services to the jewellery trade, but are not in the trade themselves. For example, you may be photographer.
The membership renewal date is January; therefore applicants will pay for the months remaining in the year. For example, if an application is received January, it may not be approved until February; therefore 11 months’ worth of membership will be charged.
If you are filling in a Supplier or a Retailer application, your rates will coincide with the ‘Full’ membership rates listed on the ‘NAJ Membership Rates Card’ which is calculated according to employee numbers. A £100+VAT non-refundable joining fee will be required.
As a Designer or Crafts person your membership fee is a set rate; no joining fee applies.
As a Jewellery Industry Associate you membership fee will be based on your turnover. A £100+VAT non-refundable joining fee will be required.
A member of the team will contact you to collect the £100+VAT joining fee if required. A 2% surcharge applies to any payments made by credit card.
Membership fees can be paid through direct debit instalments. Please note if you choose to pay by more than one instalment you will be charged a 2% surcharge. The direct debit form must be returned to the NAJ by post.
All you need to do is post your application form to The National Association of Jewellers, Federation House,10 Vyse Street, Birmingham, B18 6LT or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions about your application or the association, please call the Membership team on 0121 237 1144. Alternatively, you can complete our online form.
We look forward to supporting your business on the road to success and thank you for your commitment to your trade association.