- We are a Bristol based independent jewellery business with over 100 years experience combined -
Specialising in jewellery, new and pre-loved as well as clocks and antiques, here at Kemps we pride ourselves on being an unrivalled, traditional private jewellers in Bristol. Established in 1889, Kemps has had a vast history within the jewellery trade; being the only shop in Broadmead to stay on the same street for over a century, we think we know a thing or two about jewellery! Currently combining over 140 years of experience, we understand every customers specific needs, from purchasing gifts for a loved one, to creating bespoke, unique designs for your desires, and to helping you with any jewellery repairs. Being a small team, we love the challenges our clients bring us. No needs are too much, enjoying the process with you every step of the way.
Our quaint shop, in the heart of Bristol, is a collective showroom, featuring rubies, sapphires and emeralds to create a dazzling display across our shop. With an extensive collection of other gemstones, from sky blue topazes set in white gold pendants, to the oasis colours of opals and diamonds clasped within bangles, our windows are full of colour and vibrancy. Having only a small team of four, each specialising in different areas of the industry, we can use our knowledge to build relationships with our customers, whom we call friends, and cater to all your jewellery needs.
We offer a vast selection of diamonds, picked based on quality and value, which can be created into modern or bespoke rings, depending on your preference. We also carefully select and hand pick pre-loved jewellery; each piece brought back to life from our workshops across the UK. Sustainability is important to us. We enjoy the history and stories that go with pre-owned jewellery and want to share those stories with you. Branching out from our team are our trusted workshops for repairs and bespoke client jobs. We have built relationships with our workshops for a number of years, who are located across the UK. We go above and beyond to ensure we understand every step of the way with each piece, often hand delivering and collecting jewellery, giving you a piece of mind that we prioritise the importance of your valued items.
Arguably the only show room in Bristol to host an antique clock collection, Kemps The Jewellers has spent years searching in the best antique markets across the UK to create restoration projects on mantel clocks, grandfather clocks, barometers and a niche selection of quirky antiques. Kemps The Jewellers staff are trained to tackle any jewellery repair challenge you may bring to us, as well as watch and clock repairs.
If you are interested in selling gold or platinum, watches or jewellery to us, then please drop us an email, give us a call, or visit Kemps, where you can view our collection of jewellery and antiques, and meet the team.
"Visited Kemps to have my engagement ring resized and cleaned. Professional and efficient service. They were able to tell me a bit about this history of my ring as well which was lovely." - Rachel, UK.
"First class after sales service - more than you can say for other high street and internet jewellers." - David, UK.
"Was seen by a gentleman who helped me to distinguish the material of the jewellery I had purchased in India, he was very helpful and knowledgeable. I would trust that the items they sell are of excellent quality. Thank you for your time and your help!" - Maeve, UK.
"This is a fantastic traditional jewellers on Union Street. The staff are very experienced having worked in the business for many years. I originally visited in order to sell a ring, but was so impressed that I bought my wife's engagement ring there. We later bought our wedding rings from this shop; my wife's ring having to be cleverly reshaped, by their expert goldsmith, to match her engagement ring. Oh and don't just compare prices when choosing wedding bands - the rings in Kemps have much greater weight than the high street chain shops, despite the descriptions on their websites. You will get more gold for your money at Kemps. I would highly recommend this shop as they are ring specialists... And they managed to sell my ring for me too!" - Jonathan, UK
"Amazing service. I got my engagement ring resized with kemps. The ring was complicated to resize but they knew exactly what they were doing. The gentleman's (who served me) knowledge about jewellery was very impressive and he was so friendly." - Rachel, UK