The Gold Standard is a voluntary code of conduct for the face to face purchase of second hand precious metal and jewellery.
It has been designed to provide protection to BJA members and non-members, aid the Police in tracing stolen items of jewellery and to encourage greater consumer confidence in trading with accredited dealers.
The introduction of the Gold Standard is a joint initiative between the following organisations:
It has accreditation from:
When you bring your scrap metal into our London – Hatton Garden trade counter or Birmingham – Jewellery Quarter trade counter, you will be asked to provide two forms of ID for verification:
We will then make a formal copy of the transaction and photocopy or photograph the items as part of the transaction and maintain our records accordingly.
The transaction and photographic records will be kept in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 for a minimum of three months and we will produce these if requested to the police.
We will abide to do the following:
Click here to download The Gold Standard code of conduct
Click here to learn more about The Gold Standard
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