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About Us

W Hamond has been creating stunning collections of Whitby Jet jewellery for over 150 years becoming one of the UK’s leading independent family run jewellers. Since our opening in 1860, W Hamond has also become famed for being the Original Whitby Jet Shop opening its doors during a time when the height of Whitby Jet jewellery production was at its greatest.

Located at the top of Whitby's historic Church Street and at the foot of the famous Abbey steps, the W Hamond Whitby boutique remains in the same spot as the Original Whitby Jet Store becoming an irreplaceable part of the town’s heritage. All of our award-winning jewellery collections are created using only the finest Whitby Jet stone found on the north east coast of Yorkshire, most frequently in seams of shale between Robin Hood's Bay and Boulby.

We strive to create stunning Whitby Jet jewellery collections that reflect the era that made Whitby Jet the treasure that it is today. It was during the 1860’s when Queen Victoria reigned over Britain that the jet-black stone grew in popularity. After the death of her husband Albert, Queen Victoria swore she would only wear Whitby Jet jewellery during her mourning. As Whitby town became a prime holiday destination, Jet jewellery also soared in status and became a fashionable souvenir for Crinoline-clad ladies to purchase on their visit.

In our award-winning jewellery collections, we have combined the jet black stone of Whitby Jet with other precious gemstones like diamonds, Turquoise, Amber and Blue John to create pieces of jewellery that are completely unique to anything done before. You can discover our handmade jewellery collections alongside a selection of fashion and designer jewellery brands on our website and across our three boutiques in Whitby, Leeds and York.  

All our fine jewellery collections are designed and handmade by ourselves in our jewellery workshops in Ashbourne, Derbyshire where our team of talented designers and craftsmen produce luxury collections of Whitby Jet, Amber, diamond, Blue John and other precious gemstone jewellery. At W Hamond, we strive on providing the best customer service possible, whether that be over the phone, by email or in one of our stunning W Hamond boutiques. Our dedicated team of jewellery and diamond specialists are highly knowledgeable about all the products and brands we sell and can help you find the jewellery of your dreams.

Contact us today to talk to one of our luxury jewellery specialists about any of our products or services including our interest free finance and free UK delivery.