Over 125 years in The City of London


The Team

The team collectively at SEARLE have over 100 years’ experience, which comprises of a wealth of knowledge and expertise in all areas of contemporary, Antique, vintage jewellery and silverware. Their enthusiasm and passion is apparent on every visit to SEARLE’s welcoming shop on the Cornhill side of the Royal Exchange.

SEARLE’s reputation has developed throughout it’s 125 years of friendly service and excellence in quality. Recommendations and word of mouth has extended the customer base with many of the company’s customers dealing with Searle & Co for 3 or 4 generations!

The Executive Directors Nigel & Steve

Managing Director Nigel Bird, is a Fellow of the Gemmological Association, (FGA), Diamond Member of the Gemmological Association (DGA), Fellow of the Institute of Registered Valuers (FIRV). His great grandfather took over the business from Walter Henry Searle in 1932. Nigel has continued to run the shop as his family before him. Nigel is Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Fanmakers and Freeman of the City of London.

Director Steve Carson, is a Fellow of the Institute of Registered Valuers (FIRV) and regularly lectures for the National Association of Jewellers (NAJ) Institute of Registered Valuers. With 45 years’ service at SEARLE’s, specialising in antique & vintage jewellery and silver. In 2013 was elected as Chair of the National Association of Jewellery Valuers, and for several years he was a committee member for the Goldsmiths Company, Silversmiths and Jewellers Charity. He is also a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths and Worshipful Company of Arts Scholars and Freeman of the City of London.

The Shop

Often described as Aladdin’s cave, you will find a beautiful array of High Quality Jewellery and Silverware from Antique to New for any occasion. We have a large collection of handmade jewellery containing Diamonds and other hand selected Precious Gemstones, Such as Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald and Aquamarine. We can also search for something you are looking for that we do not hold in stock, so please enquire and see if we can help.

We offer individuality with Bespoke, handcrafted pieces. SEARLE will work with you from start to finish for that unique item only you will own. We will create hand drawn designs to your personal specifications, which will be hand made by our experienced craftsmen.

SEARLE also have repair services for your jewellery, silverware and timepiece. Engraving by hand or machine. Enquire for further information.

Visit our shop on Cornhill on the outer side of The Royal Exchange to discover the vast collection we offer, not seen on our website. We pride ourselves in high quality and make sure each individual piece is perfect.