Heirlooms New Exterior

  To celebrate the relaunch of Heirlooms of Wareham 5 years ago, we’re inviting adults and children to design a piece of jewellery that includes an element of what makes Wareham special.   We love it and would love to know what Wareham means to you!         Adults can design a pendant, […]

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In a scenario worthy of Antiques Roadshow, we were approached by a local charity who had been given a donation of a rather unusual ring and they asked us whether it was of any value. The striking diamond and onyx ‘domino’ dress ring in yellow gold was immediately identified by Heirlooms owner, Amy Brenan, as […]

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Belle. Epoque pendant for blog-2

Amy was featured in Dorset Magazine in December for an interview with antiques expert Ivan McQuisten for their Dealer of the Month feature.   Due to lack of space, not all of her answers were included so we thought you might like to know more about what you should consider when buying antique jewellery. Here […]

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Following the recent Government announcement regarding the move to Step 4, we thought it would be helpful to let you know what precautions will be in place at Heirlooms from 19th July.   We will be retaining the screens in the shop for our own protection and we would ask customers to continue to wear […]

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A 19th Century Italianclava Cameo Brooch/ Pendant

Here’s the last in the series of Amy’s short blogs letting you into a few trade secrets of our shop. How do we know the age of a piece of jewellery we are selling? This must be the most asked question in the shop! We are jewellery detectives/historians and have to look for the clues […]

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Here’s the second in a series of short blogs by Amy letting you into a few trade secrets of our shop. We’re extremely proud that part of our guarantee to customers is that every single item purchased from us is checked and in a condition that allows it to be ready to wear and to […]

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Amy has written a series of short blogs letting you into a few trade secrets of our shop. Here is the first.   How do we buy our jewellery?   AUCTION Having built my career in the jewellery department of a leading auction house, I have over 10-years experience in the wonderful and exciting world […]

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Here at Heirlooms, we recognise that we have a responsibility to the environment beyond the usual legal and statutory requirements of a business. We remain committed to reducing our impact on the environment and thought you may be interested in the measures we take to ensure we continue to do that. •   Our carrier […]

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We will be here working in the shop during lockdown every Tuesday and Friday from 10am – 2pm. Pick up your click and collect website purchases, drop off or pick up all jewellery and watch repairs as well as valuations. We will also change watch batteries, watch pins and watch straps while you wait. Ring […]

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Victorian Locket

Engraving is an age-old art used as a means of expression. The simple scribing or cutting-in of a pattern into a surface to create decoration was used thousands of years ago and there is evidence of its use on organic materials such as ivory tusk and bone as far back as the Stone Age. The […]

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