We are delighted to announce that James Newman Jewellery has been featured in two recent publications based around the Jewellery Quarter and the urban development currently on going in the area.
Both publications highlight the massive influx of residential property & developments in the area, and if not kept in check, the risk they pose to the 250 year jewellery heritage of the area.
The New York Times
In Birmingham, England, artisans worry that luxury apartments and trendy cafes may push them out of an area where jewellers have been centered since the 18th century."
Newman came from a former mining town in south Yorkshire to study at Birmingham’s renowned School of Jewellery and set up his business with no financial help: “I literally sold one ring and used that money to make two more.”
As an advocate and independent maker of the Jewellery Quarter for over 20 years, we are delighted to help shed light on the challenges local jewellers like ourselves are currently facing.
The Jewellery Quarter has an unparalleled heritage and is truly one of the gems of Birmingham. Rather than the quarter being slowly turned into a museum of what was, we hope that it can continue its legacy of being home to the makers, artists and independent business it always has been.
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