G H Moore & Son is located in the famous jewellery quarter in Birmingham!
The jewellery quarter is recognised for the production of beautiful and quality jewellery for hundreds of years which makes your special purchase even more memorable. The Jewellery Quarter is an advisable place to shop as it allows you to see the jewellery and try it on giving you a better feel for the item. It also gives you a chance to speak to jewellery manufacturers on a one to one basis giving you peace of mind that your bespoke item will be made to your requirements and to give it that special personal touch.
The Jewellery quarter is home to over 100 specialist manufacturing and retail jewellery shops. With over 250 years of experienced goldsmith and jewellery making, it is one of the most historic areas in the country and is located approximately 1 mile from Birmingham's Bullring.
The Jewellery quarter has kept its historical importance which has led to numerous conservation schemes and industrial heritage. It is a designated conservation area with over 200 listed buildings.
In the 18th and 19th centuries Birmingham grew to become a large industrial town which was famous for manufacturing many things such as buttons, badges and small metal toys. This helped to evolve into the quarter's thriving jewellery industry in the mid 1830's. As a result the jewellery quarter was making a very large proportion of the British Empire's fine jewellery. The jewellery trade developed around Vyse Street and Warstone Lane area allowing easy access to the Birmingham canals. This allowed distribution from the area to increase. Royal fashions continued to affect the fortunes of the jewellery quarter during the 19th century and by the early 20th century the jewellery trade employed approx 30,000 people. Throughout its history the jewellery quarter has remained quite a close knit community with people living and working there.
Now the jewellery quarter has Britain's busiest assay office and is the largest in the world, handling over 12 million articles per year and putting the famous anchor hallmark on items.
The shopping area now in existence is a recent development over the last 50 years as the area was cleared of the older houses that were used as workshops, to make room for more modern factories and outlets. Vyse Street has evolved into a bustling shopping street with great access to both the Jewellery quarter train station and bus routes. The jewellery quarter is a popular place to find that special item, as well as a great day out because of its history and superb pubs and restaurants.
Click on the clock picture to view a map of the jewellery quarter