A prime corner unit in Shrewsbury remains a jewellery business after an independent retailer took the place of multiple Goldsmiths, which departed the town earlier this year.
Goldsmiths of Shrewsbury is parent company, Oswestry Goldsmiths’, second store opening and is situated at 10 The Square, which has been home to a jewellery business for the last 130 years.
The parent company has been trading for seven years and assistant manager, Katania Thornton, told a local newspaper that its owners “took their time” to find the right location for the second store.
She told The Shropshire Star: “Other locations were shortlisted, but the sense of community and the way shops support each other in Shrewsbury really resonated with them as a family.
“This corner location of The Square has been the site of a jewellers for more than 130 years.
“Like their early predecessors, Robinson’s Jewellers, it is a family business with a high-quality image, luxury watch and jewellery ranges and pride themselves on providing an excellent customer experience to the local community.
“The building itself is beautiful and customers will be pleased to see that they have kept the original appeal but also given it a new and fresh look.
“We have retained some original pieces from its prior incarnation, such as the large freestanding glass cabinet and beautiful regulator clock.”
Thornton added that the business has received “a warm welcome” to the location as an independent retailer.
“Many customers [have stated] how pleased they are that the shop is open once again as a quality jewellers.”
Image credit: Goldsmiths of Shrewsbury, Google