Dating back over 250 years the jewellery quarter has established itself in the heart of Birmingham city centre enabling it to become a hub for the jewellery industry in the West Midlands. Embedded in history, the jewellery quarter has become a recognised location in Birmingham to live, work, learn or visit. The quarter is home to Birmingham’s last remaining Georgian square and English Heritage have described it as ‘a unique historic environment in England – a national treasure”. Hosting an array of over 300 jewellery businesses, any jewellery requirement is satisfied here in Europe’s largest concentration of jewellery retailers. As well as jewellery, the area offers fine dining, bars and galleries; attracting many visitors from around the world.
What’s available in the Jewellery Quarter ?
Home to over 300 jewellery businesses, 30% of all UK jewellery is produced in the Quarter, and a wide range of services mean that any needs relating to jewellery can be satisfied here. The Quarter homes various gem, precious metal and diamond dealers so whatever it is you are after you will definitely be able to acquire it here. Being so established in the jewellery industry attracts only top quality products, so perfection is always assured. This being said, due to the competitive nature of such a highly concentrated market area, prices are always very reasonable so whatever your price range your needs will be met.
100 specialist retailers ensure that bespoke pieces are available as designers can take you through the process of creating the perfect jewellery for yourself or as a gift for another. If you are after something a little more modern there are also 20 contemporary designer makers so whatever your needs are they are sure to be met in the Birmingham jewellery quarter. Asides from retail and manufacture, repair shops are located throughout and experienced jewellers are able to repair damaged items restoring your beloved items to former glory.
Feel free to visit some of Birmingham’s interesting art galleries and museums, offering culture and enabling you to learn a little more about the history of the area. Guided tours are available if you really want to be able to find out about the Second City and some of its hidden heritage. A range of bars and restaurants suiting diverse tastes are found through out the area: a light snack, a few pints perhaps or a more refined meal and a glass of wine.
Where is Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter ?
Situated in the south of Birmingham in the area known as Hockley just 5 minutes from the city centre of Birmingham, getting to the jewellery quarter easy with buses, trams and trains stopping within easy walking distance. Design centre is located at 114 Vyse Street Birmingham B18 6LP and has been established here since being formed as a retail jeweller in 1977, and has become an integral figure in the jewellery quarter.