Company History

Our heritage is a rich story of successes, smart acquisitions and clever product alliances - building a globally leading business that has never lost touch with what the customer wants, or what great employee’s deserve.

We were founded in 1949 and grew organically before expanding rapidly through a series of acquisitions in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s to nearly 2000 Store’s Worldwide. These include the most popular Jewellery brand in the UK - H.Samuel. Our brand promise is 'Helps you say it better' who stock such timeless and exclusive classics as our Certified ‘Forever Diamonds’ - a special 73-facet cut that shows more sparkle and brilliance than any standard diamond.

We also have Ernest Jones. There for moments that matter and summarise it perfectly with our brand promise 'Love and Life', whilst carrying the distinction of being the number one ‘upper middle market’ jeweller in the UK. As a diamond specialist, we carry many exclusive diamond collections, and (along with sister store Leslie Davis) are the exclusive UK jeweller for the Leo Diamond. As one of the UK's leading watch specialists, we carry many luxury upscale Swiss watches, such as TAG Heuer, RADO Switzerland, Gucci, Longines, and Omega, with select stores carrying Rolex.

Our Leslie Davis stores are branded as ‘Jewellers of Distinction’. The selection here is slightly more fashion-forward than Ernest Jones. Along with watch brands like Omega and TAG Heuer, many of their watches are by upscale clothing designers, such as Gucci, Armani, Christian, and Burberry.

In all, we have enjoyed a unique and experienced history, never dull - offering something for everyone. And not only in our products, but also in our careers.

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