The Warminster Jeweller - A Tradition of Fine Jewellery
Neil Johnston and Karen Murphy, owners of The Warminster Jeweller and Antiquitus, specialise in and are passionate about both the buying and selling of fine jewellery and antique silver as well as “objects of virtue”.
Located in the heart of the historic market town of Warminster, it is the town’s longest established independent fine jeweller, opening in 1953.
Since 2007, after many years of experience working in Mayfair’s prestigious Burlington Arcade, Neil and Karen continue to offer the finest bespoke jewellery. From antique Georgian and Victorian, Art Deco and Nouveau to modern contemporary pieces, The Warminster Jeweller has a fine reputation for sourcing the unusual.
Their sister shop “Antiquitus”, within their own arcade, specialises in Antique Silver, and their collection includes fine pieces from the Georgian and Victorian period, as well as many modern curiosities!
It is well known that The Warminster Jeweller has one of the finest collections of jewellery and silver within the county and a keen eye for the unusual. They offer their clients an experience equal to many of London’s traditional jewellers, with a personal service, which evades most modern jewellers. Neil and Karen have established a niche business as rare as the jewels inside their beautiful shops.
As Diamond and gemstone merchants, they are able to assure confidence in the purchase of your special ring or item of jewellery, offering both certified fine colour and clarity stones as well as an extensive range of antique cut diamonds. The experience of choosing that perfect piece becomes a pleasurable one with such a beautiful and interesting choice of gemstones. Their ever- changing collections of fine new, vintage and antique engagement rings, for example, offer the opportunity to own that unique ring.
For those instances where you can not seem to find the perfect ring, or special item of jewellery, The Warminster Jeweller will be pleased to hand make to your own design, and will guide you through the choice of precious stones and metals, and they extensively work in both Platinum and Gold.
They have their own workshops, where expert craftsmen ensure the timely refurbishment and manufacture of most precious jewellery items. Services include cleaning and refurbishing, rhodium plating and polishing, pearl restringing, resizing and bespoke alterations.
Most insurers insist that jewellery is checked on a regular basis for wear and tear to settings, which may jeopardise the security of gemstones. The Warminster Jeweller provides this service, and they recommend that claws should be checked on all settings at least once every year.
The Warminster Jeweller offers a comprehensive engraving service, ranging from initials on a pair of cufflinks to the most complex seal engraving on a signet ring, and can help to research your family crests, as well as produce bespoke signet rings suitable for deep intaglio engraving.
The Warminster Jeweller is proud of its long-term customer associations and offers a range of traditional support services. These include jewellery design and remodelling, valuations for insurance and probate, quality Swiss watch servicing with an Omega and Ebel approved technician, and competent Rolex repairs carried out.
They are able to source many fine pre-owned and vintage Swiss watches, including Rolex, Cartier, Omega as well as other prestigious marques.
Free advice on the best means of selling, whether part exchange, or outright sale, of unwanted jewellery, watches and silver items, is always available, with an obligation free valuation for potential sale whilst you wait.
With their extensive contacts within the trade, especially in London, both Neil and Karen can locate the most obscure and rare of items, whether it be a Faberge egg or Georgian silver tea caddy, they will find the perfect piece for you with remarkable ease, and they have many international clients for this reason.
Warminster has proven to be Neil and Karen’s perfect location, equidistant between Bath and Salisbury and within easy reach of London, close to many Wiltshire villages and towns alike, The Warminster Jeweller welcomes people from all over the county and far beyond!