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King George II was still on the throne when James Gatward first opened his doors for business in Hitchin in 1760 as a watch and clockmaker.

View our 250th year Aniversary book  |  Watch a video tour of Gatwards of Hitchin

Today Gatwards is in its 7th generation, making it one of the oldest family jewellers in England. Throughout its long history, and changing times and fashions, Gatwards has remained a very personal business, paying great attention to detail and quality.

We source only the finest products from around the world, obtaining individual and unusual pieces of great quality that our discerning clientele expect.

Although we specialise in both new and secondhand fine gems and jewellery, we also offer a wide range of watches including Omega, Ebel, Longines, Raymond Weil, Emporio Armani and Citizen. We are proud stockists of Roberto Coin, Cento Diamonds, Fope, Waskoll, Links of London, Stephen Webster and Clogau Gold continuing our heritage in the fine jewellery business. We are also stockist for Mont Blanc, Lladro, Lalique and Staffordshire Enamels. 


Recent Updates

  • Paraiba Tourmalines

    Time to let you in on a little secret- some of us at Gatwards are a little bit …

  • Engagement Rings

    We have been working hard with our suppliers over the last few months on …

  • Lots of lovely NEW stock

    The directors have been buying recently (always an exciting time!) and some of …

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