JQ Life Magazine Goes Digital In Response to COVID-19

The Jewellery Quarter Business Improvement District (JQBID) is adapting to the COVID-19 way of life, by transforming the next issue of their JQ Life Magazine into a purely digital offer, ensuring support for the business community is continued to be shared far and wide without any physical contact! Issue 9 of JQ Life will focus solely … Read more

Jewellery Quarter Businesses Keep Going

*Update* – We’ve updated this article as of 29 May 2020 to include the latest opening dates for Jewellery Quarter businesses as well as new delivery and takeaway options. ——————————— When you speak to most people these days the words they use to describe the current situation usually include, unbelievable, surreal and what do I … Read more

EC Williams – Built on lucky bricks

Read more articles from JQ Life Issue 8 on our website. EC Williams started life in 1923 when Jewellery Quarter based electroplater, Charles Edwin Williams, set up his own electroplating business. Born and raised in Hockley, Charles, known as Ted, was a true JQ native, and so building a business in the area he knew and … Read more

Fellow Organise Successful Jewellery Auction from Family Home

The Fellows “family” have come together in the current unprecedented climate to pull one of their most successful Jewellery auctions of 2020 out of the bag. Fellows Auctioneers’ Jewellery Auction, which took place on Thursday 26th March, achieved a hammer total of £210,000, and was operated in full from the home of the Whittaker family … Read more

Collaboration and connection at the CORE of the JQ

JQ Life Magazine Guest Column: Jamie Barton, Jewellery Quarter Academy What makes Jewellery Quarter Academy special is the commitment and drive to build partnerships with organisations to give our students a wide range of wonderful opportunities. We serve many students that come from disadvantaged backgrounds in some of the most deprived areas of Birmingham and … Read more

Online Activities & Events in the JQ

As the effects of social distancing start to take hold, many Jewellery Quarter businesses are turning their events and activities digital. Browse our pick of online activities from the list below and discover something new from the comfort of your own home! Have an upcoming online event, seminar, or workshop? Share the details with us … Read more

My Piece of the JQ: Don’t Let the Memories Fade

Jewellery and gemologist, Lora Leedham, remodels sentimental jewellery so that memories can live on from one generation to another. Read more articles from JQ Life Issue 8 on our website. I’ve always had a strong interest in gemstones. As a child, I used to collect gems, attempting to collect as many different stones as possible. … Read more

JQ Festival 2020 cancelled

It is with a heavy heart that we have decided to cancel this year’s JQ Festival. The health and well-being of the community must always come first – and with the extraordinary situation regarding COVID-19, we have unfortunately been left with no choice other than cancelling this year’s festivities.

Virtual and Delivery Gifts in the JQ for Mother’s Day 2020

Mother’s Day 2020 is nearly here! If your plans for Sunday 22nd March have had to be postponed, cancelled or altered following the government’s latest guidelines it can feel heartbreaking to not be able to visit your mother, or being able to give her the special day you had planned. To help we have brainstormed … Read more

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