About Us

Your Local Jewellery Shop

G. Davison & Sons is a family run, independent, local jewellers and pawnbrokers with two branches in Essex. The Leigh-on-Sea branch opened in *YEAR*, and was followed later by the Chelmsford branch in *YEAR*, both established by Geoff Davison.

Serving Both Leigh-On-Sea & Chelmsford

While Mr. Davison tends to operate from the Leigh-on-Sea branch, the Chelmsford branch is managed by the shop's goldsmith Grant Beswick.

He has over 40 years experience in the jewellery trade as a goldsmith, and has worked with Mr. Davison for *HOW MANY* years.

We stock a wide and varied selection of beautiful jewellery, suitable for every style and budget. Read below to find out more.

Our Services

Jewellery Repairs

With over 40 years experience in making and repairing jewellery, our goldsmith, Grant, is able to complete top quality repairs to a wide range of items. Our competitive prices and high standard of work make us an ideal choice if you are looking to have some work done to your jewellery. We offer ring resizing, polishing, soldering, stone sourcing and setting, retipping, and can build up or repair breaks and weak points in most pieces. We are also able to rework existing jewellery and design and manufacture new pieces from scratch.

Watch Repairs and Alterations

Whether for simple repairs, such as changing a battery, a strap, or removing and adding links to a watch bracelet, or for more complex work such as servicing high-end watches, we are able to help. We can change straps and batteries on the premises, unless a pressure test and reseal is required, in which case the watch will have to be taken to one of our specialist workshops. Watch servicing is also carried out at these workshops, by trained and skilled watch repairers.
If your watch is working well, but looks dull and worn, we offer a watch refurbishing service that is carried out in our Chelmsford branch. Just pop your watch into either of our stores for a quote.
If the inside of your watch has been exposed to water, please get in touch with us as soon as possible. Water stuck inside a watch movement can cause irreparable damage if left for too long.

Buying In

We are interested in buying any old jewellery, precious metals, and high-end watches you no longer want or are looking to exchange or upgrade. Many items we can price while you wait, but high value items, watches, and big stones may have to be left with us for up to a few days in order to receive a price.

Pawnbroking

Pawnbroking is a money lending service in which goods are held as collateral against a loan. It is a quick and flexible service that does not affect your credit score, or require any credit checks. Goods we accept as collateral include jewellery, watches, and precious metals. It is an ideal option for those who require short term loans. If you need to raise some money through a simple and reliable money lending service, please click here to read more

Buy Back

Alongside buying your unwanted jewellery and watches, we also offer a buy back service. This allows you to sell your items to us with a holding period of 28 days in which you can return and buy them back should you change your mind. During this time, we are unable to sell them to anyone else, giving you peace of mind that they are secure in our possession. To learn more about this service please get in touch to speak to one of our knowledgeable members of staff.

Valuations

Our qualified and registered valuers are able to provide a range of different valuations, including for insurance or probate purposes. All items are thoroughly assessed by trained specialists to produce a professional valuation booklet complete with detailed descriptions, colour photographs, and accurate pricing. To learn more about our valuations process and the types of valuations we offer, click here.

What We Have to Offer

Silver jewellery

We are often complimented on our wide range of affordable silver jewellery. Our collection caters to all tastes, with a selection of vintage, antique, unusual, traditional, and one of a kind pieces suitable for everyone.

Silverware

Silverware can prove to be a unique gift for special occasions, such as christenings and anniversaries. Antique objects like candlesticks, coffee pots, bowls, dishes, and cutlery are often beautifully made and statement pieces to add to your home. Our stock also includes cigarette cases, boxes, and photo frames.

Vintage & Antique

One of our greatest passions is for vintage and antique jewellery. Little can compare to the beautiful, intricate craftsmanship found in old jewellery, and we always stock a diverse selection from a range of decades. Proprietor Geoff Davison often rescues antique pieces from being melted down, and has them repaired and restored in his workshops, ready to be worn and enjoyed for many more years to come.

Certificated Diamonds

We stock a range of independently certificated diamonds set in rings, earrings, and pendants. Our collection includes both new and pre-owned items, with certificates from GIA, IGI, and world-renowned diamond specialists, DeBeers. If you are looking for a certificated diamond, please visit us and speak to one of our knowledgeable members of staff.

New Items

Alongside our beautiful pre-owned, vintage, and antique jewellery, we also stock a selection of brand new jewellery - some of which is totally unique to us, as it is designed and manufactured in our inhouse workshops. Whether you are looking for a diamond pendant or diamond earrings as an extra special gift, or wedding rings for you and your partner, we will always try and help you find exactly what you are looking for.

Watches

Our other passion, as well as antique jewellery, is watches. We have an extensive collection of pre-owned, luxury watches, such as Cartier, Rolex, Breitling, Tag Heuer, Omega, and others. If you are looking for a watch, it is worth browsing our selection here, but if you are after a specific model and don't see it listed, please get in touch. We can often source watches and will always do our best to help you.