Birmingham Jewellery Quarter
Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter is a small area just outside the city centre of Birmingham that has become established as the home of some of the world’s most highly skilled goldsmiths and jewellery makers. When the first goldsmith of Birmingham, Roger Pemberton, set up his workshop in the 1500s, little did he know that Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter would grow to become the location of over 500 jewellery businesses.
Historically, the Birmingham Jewellery Quarter sold only to the wholesale jewellery trade, but since the early 1980s over 150 retail outlets have now opened to the public. With its programme of regeneration, the Jewellery Quarter has now become a very desirable place to live, work and shop for jewellery. Naturally this rise in desirability and popularity of the Birmingham Jewellery Quarter has fuelled an increase in the prices that jewellery retailers can command for diamond jewellery purchased there. Sadly, the reputation that the Jewellery Quarter had of offering better value than high street jewellers is fading. Many customers who had in the past bagged a bargain from buying their jewellery from a retailer in the Jewellery Quarter, are now reporting that diamond jewellery from the Birmingham Jewellery Quarter is overpriced!
In addition when buying diamond jewellery, the team here at Rêve Diamonds strongly recommends that you obtain an independent certificate of authentication from a body such as the GIA. Not all retailers operating in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter offer such certification and some are reported to be ‘self-certified’ or ‘independently certified.’
So, if you are looking to buy diamond jewellery that is of the very highest quality at a value for money price, is guaranteed and certified as authentic. Plus, you are looking for a retail experience in the company of diamond experts who will afford you expert care and attention, then there is no other retailer to consider than the professional team here at Rêve Diamonds.
Our new showroom in Birmingham is located at 43 Temple Row Victoria Square.
At our new Birmingham showroom clients will be able to choose a piece of jewellery which will be handmade to their bespoke design at our Hatton Garden workshop, still benefiting from our commitment to the very best service in terms of high quality jewellery items and price.
At Rêve Diamonds you will not find yourself buying overpriced jewellery such as that found in some retailers within Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter or from stores on New Bond Street, London, where you are paying well over the odds for a big brand name such as Cartier or Tiffany.
Rêve Diamonds has a fabulous selection of exquisite pieces of diamond jewellery to suit most budgets. From the very highest quality diamond jewellery that will rival, if not surpass, that of the high-end brands, to a choice of equally beautiful pieces offering great value for money for those working to a budget. Rêve Diamonds guarantee that you will pay the correct value for the diamond grade of your choice and that it will be independently established and accompanied by a GIA certificate.
Birmingham Jewellery Quarter Opening Times
The Birmingham Jewellery Quarter offers shoppers a wide variety of independent jewellery shops, watchmakers and gold dealers. In addition this area has some superb restaurants, bars and cafes. Opening hours may vary so it is advisable to check directly with the shop that you are interested in visiting. Generally most shops in the Birmingham Jewellery Quarter are open Monday to Saturday from 9am to 5pm. Some shops may also open on Sunday from 10.30am to 2pm, subject to Sunday trading hours. Seasonal and bank holiday opening times may vary.
Jewellery Quarter Engagement Rings
If you are ready to pop the question but finding the perfect diamond engagement ring is becoming an impossible task then there is no better place to look for that show stopping engagement ring than Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter.
The Jewellery Quarter is home to over 400 jewellery businesses, with over 100 of those being retailers. Plus with over 40% of the entire UK's jewellery being crafted within Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter you really will be spoilt for choice both in terms of the selection of diamond engagement rings available, and in expertise, as this area has over 250 years of experience and history steeped in the jewellery trade.
Thousands of engaged couples choose to visit and shop for their engagement rings each year in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter and the shops in this area are said to never fail to deliver in terms of choice, quality and price. So no matter what your budget, taste or requirement, you will not be leaving empty-handed or disappointed when shopping for an engagement ring in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter.
Birmingham Jewellery Quarter Museum
The Birmingham Jewellery Quarter Museum is built around a perfectly preserved jewellery workshop offering a unique glimpse of working life in Birmingham’s famous Jewellery Quarter. It is one of nine museums that are operated by the Birmingham Museums Trust which is the largest independent museums trust in the U.K.
The museum was established on the site of the factory run by the family firm of jewellers Smith & Pepper who for over 80 years produced gold jewellery from this location. When the owners of Smith & Pepper ended manufacturing jewellery in 1981 they simply ceased trading and locked the door on their factory. Everything was left in the factory as it had been on their last working day such as tools on benches, overalls hanging on coat hooks; even the tea room was left as it was, a working unit frozen in time. In 1992 the old Smith & Pepper factory re-opened its doors as the Birmingham Jewellery Quarter Museum and it has successfully preserved this ‘time capsule’ of a jewellery workshop exactly as it was left by the proprietors of Smith & Pepper. This remarkable museum authentically tells the 200 year old story of the heritage and traditional craftsmanship of the British jewellery industry in the Birmingham Jewellery Quarter. In the Birmingham Jewellery Quarter Museum 2008 was named as the third best free tourist attraction in Europe by TripAdvisor.
Access to the Birmingham Jewellery Quarter Museum is by guided tour only and pre-booking is advised. During these guided you can watch live demonstrations of traditional skills at the jewellers’ bench and discover what it was like to work in the Jewellery Quarter. The museum also contains two self-led galleries – 'Story of the Jewellery Quarter' which explores the history and development of the Jewellery Quarter and 'Earth’s Riches' which displays jewellery made from natural materials from across the world.
The Birmingham Jewellery Quarter Museum is located at 75-80 Vyse Street, Hockley, Birmingham, B18 6HA. It is open Tuesday to Saturday (and bank holiday Mondays) 10.30am - 5pm. Closed 24th - 26th, 31st December and 1st January. Ticket prices start from £7 for adults, concessions (students 18+/benefits £5, and children (3-15 years) £3.
Jewellery Quarter Birmingham Postcode
The Jewellery Quarter is an area of Birmingham that is situated in the south of the Hockley area of the city centre occupying 1.07-square-kilometres (264-acres). The postcodes for the Jewellery quarter Birmingham are B3 and B18.
Jewellery Quarter Shops Online
Like Rêve Diamonds, many of the long established jewellers with shops located in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter also have online stores where a wide selection of their offering of fine diamond jewellery can be browsed either to be bought online, or prior to visiting their shop in the Jewellery Quarter. Here at Rêve Diamonds we take great pride in retailing top quality diamond jewellery at a fraction of the high street price. Our stunning collection of exquisite diamond engagement rings, eternity and wedding bands, earrings, pendants and bracelets are available to purchase online through our secure website or from one of our two showrooms in Hatton Garden, London or our new store opening in January 2018 in the Birmingham Jewellery Quarter.
Birmingham Jewellery Quarter Parking
A Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) within the Birmingham Jewellery Quarter which means that you can only park in allocated parking bays this area and that elsewhere double yellow line parking restrictions apply. The bay types in the Jewellery Quarter CPZ include pay and display bays, business permits holder or resident permit holder bays. However there is a wide selection of car parking spaces conveniently placed within, or near to, the Jewellery Quarter. These include the Jewellery Quarter Multi Storey car park which is located in the heart of the Birmingham Jewellery Quarter at 103-104 Vyse St, Birmingham, B18 6LP. This car park is open Monday to Saturday 6.00am to 8.30pm and has 553 spaces being very reasonably priced with parking charges starting at as little as £1.00 per hour. There is also an NCP car park on Newhall Street, B3 1SW and Northwood Street, B3 1 TH both of which are a short walk away from the Jewellery Quarter.
Below is a list of Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter retailers and jewellers. We’re providing you with this list so that you can compare prices and get design ideas, if you wish, before you contact us. We promise you, we will surpass what each and every one has to offer.
Jewellery quarter shops list - list of jewellers in jewellery quarter
317, The Jewellery Business Centre
0121 285 5311
The Jewellery Quarter Birmingham
Handmade and personalised engagement and wedding rings in gold, platinum and palladium.
309f, 120 Vyse St
0121 638 0457
Diamond specialists for engagement, wedding and eternity rings, plus earrings, pendants and bangles.
35 Warstone Ln
0121 236 5799
103-104 Vyse St
0121 233 1846
G H Moore & son
19 Vyse St
0121 523 6488
The Jewellery Quarter
19 Vyse St
0121 523 6488
0121 200 1300
Victoria James Jewellers
39 Vyse St
0121 515 1161
46 Warstone Ln
0121 236 4415
Crystalink Jewellery Ltd
35 Hall St
0121 233 2547
S.P. Green & Co. Ltd
11, Warstone Mews, Warstone Ln
0121 212 0370
Classic Diamonds Ltd
16 Vyse St
The Bullion Store Ltd
43 Frederick St
0121 236 1111
Element Bespoke Jewellery Ltd
3 Warstone Ln
0121 236 1119
50 Vyse St
0121 554 3211
49 Vyse St
0121 245 1555