Members of the British Jewellers’ Association (BJA) and the National Association of Goldsmiths (NAG) have voted in favour of combining the two bodies to form a single National Association of Jewellers (NAJ). The decision was made at Goldsmiths’ Fair this afternoon as part of the NAG’s annual general meeting. “The is an historic day,” pronounced Andrew Hinds, chairman of the National Association of Goldsmiths, at the conclusion of proceedings. The merger was the culmination of years of painstaking negotiation. They hope to finalize it by January next year.