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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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Our clients have been telling us that they have been using their lockdown time to sort out their jewellery boxes! This is great news but if you find that your box has a few broken pieces that you thought were beyond repair, you may be surprised to know what could be done.  Breathing new life […]

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In accordance with current Government guidance, we are planning on re-opening the shop to customers by Tuesday 16th June. Our opening hours may be limited to begin with but we hope to be fully up and running 9.30am – 5pm by the end of July. Here are our revised opening hours: Monday-Wednesday 10am – 2pm […]

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Triple Row Pearl Necklace with Amethyst

Pearls are a most beautiful gemstone, formed in a most unique way, and which are still immensely popular in classic jewellery design. Pearls.com explain that: “Natural Pearls form when an irritant – usually a parasite and not the proverbial grain of sand – works its way into an oyster, mussel, or clam. As a defense […]

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The expectations of a customer buying antique jewellery have increased significantly over the last few decades and I’m sure this is, in part, due to the increased popularity of antiques programmes on TV. This is a development from 30 years ago when buyers just accepted what the retailer was selling without question. Now, customers want […]

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  Due to the recent Government announcement, as a non-essential shop, we are now temporarily closed.   If you have an item with us for service or repair, please be assured that it is being stored safely, securely and is insured. Over the coming weeks we will endeavour to contact as many customers as possible […]

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During this uncertain time, we would like to reassure our customers that we are still open for business and will continue to open as per our normal hours. We are a very small team of 4 in a very small town but keeping our customers and staff well is our absolute priority. To this end, […]

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