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About Us

Shipton & Co. was founded originally in 1870 as a gemstone cutting company, which then moved into jewellery manufacturing and then retail in the late 19th Century (about 1900) with a first shop in Cornwall

Started by the current Managing Director’s great great grandfather and brought on considerably by his great grandfather Albert Edward Shipton.

Albert had four sons: Albert, Ben, Conrad and Norman. The company had a number of Jewellery shops in the 1920's - 1930's. and also industrially cut agates in Cornwall (at Gulval). We produced butterfly wing pictures and jewellery as well as our main business of producing and selling stone set jewellery.

During the war we made hose clips for aircraft as our war work, and opened the shops only one day a week.

A number of stores were opened after the war in popular holiday and tourist locations: Oban, Bowness, Keswick, Scarborough, Newquay and Stratford. Our most recent shop to open is at the Golden Square shopping centre in Warrington

Our products are designed for their beauty and enhance the wonderful colours of the gemstones that we use.

All product designs are personally overseen by our Managing Director – Jasper May. Each Diamond and gemstone is hand selected for the quality and brilliance to compliment the design of our beautiful jewellery.

Today we have 7 stores throughout the UK. which offer a range of exceptionally beautiful jewellery. Our diamond ring range is beautifully designed with diamonds, hand selected for their brilliance and colour. Many are certificated by the world leading authorities.