Over the past 30 years, Heirlooms has firmly become one of the premier antique jewellery specialists in the South West.

Established in 1986 in the historic market town of Wareham, Heirlooms occupies a 17th century Purbeck stone double fronted building, creating the perfect setting to relax, browse and buy items as well as seek out the professional advice and expertise of the owner Amy Brenan.

Amy has extensive experience in the field of antique jewellery having spent ten years of her career as Head of Jewellery at a leading auction house. She has valued and successfully sold many important collections over the years and is a qualified member of the Gemmological Association of Great Britain (Gem-A), the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and a member of the Society of Jewellery Historians.

Heirlooms is proud to be a business regulated by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors. As a result, any customer can expect to be met with the highest standards of expertise, quality assurance, professional conduct and customer service synonymous with the marque.


Heirlooms specialises in authentic and original antique, vintage and estate jewellery from as early as the 18th century right through to the iconic 1960’s. We have a huge selection for sale in the shop and online and we are always happy to source the exact item for you. As a traditional jeweller, we also offer a small selection of contemporary jewellery and some carefully selected modern second hand items too.

Our understanding of jewellery, it’s historical significance and intricate construction, have made us the first choice for those seeking to build, restore or value a collection. We have worked with the same Goldsmith since the business began and can repair and sympathetically restore almost any piece, modern or old.
Our aim is to unite the buyer with their very own ‘heirloom’. We endeavour to build a lasting relationship with the client and their jewellery, seeing it through generations worth of restoration, repairs and valuation.