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Chris Sel­lors of jew­ellers CW Sel­lors was re­cently ap­pointed Vice Chair of the Na­tional As­so­ci­a­tion of Jew­ellers (NAJ). Chris, with over 35 years’ ex­pe­ri­ence in the jew­ellery busi­ness, has been at the fore­front of the de­sign, man­u­fac­ture, re­tail and pro­mo­tion of Bri­tish gem­stones – with par­tic­u­lar links to Der­byshire’s Blue John and York­shire’s Jet gem­stones.

As the UK’S jew­ellery in­dus­try can of­ten feel Lon­don- and Birm­ing­ham-cen­tric, the role of Vice Chair will pro­vide an op­por­tu­nity for Chris to of­fer a hands-on ap­proach in the de­vel­op­ment of the Bri­tish jew­ellery trade.

In ad­di­tion to the on­go­ing de­sign and plan­ning of CW Sel­lors’ new

Jew­ellery De­sign Cen­tre of Ex­cel­lence at Cars­ing­ton, Chris re­cently over­saw work on W Ha­mond’s new Mu­seum of Whitby Jet, set in the re­fur­bished Wes­ley Hall on Church Street in Whitby.

Chris said, ‘In such chal­leng­ing times, the im­por­tance of keep­ing Bri­tish jew­ellery de­sign and man­u­fac­tur­ing at the fore­front of the UK jew­ellery in­dus­try was a key in­cen­tive for tak­ing up the role. Whether it’s man­u­fac­tur­ing, re­tail, ed­u­ca­tion, val­u­a­tions or hall­mark­ing stan­dards, it is im­por­tant one rep­utable body – of which I feel priv­i­leged to be a part – is there to over­see the chal­lenges.’

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