Banwells of Sidmouth is the leading jewellery business in Devon, especially when it comes to antique jewellery. Most of our stock is pre-owned and much of it antique, so no matter where you go you will not be able to purchase a piece that is the same, or even similar.
We are always on the lookout for jewellery to buy and we pay the best prices, so the result is that we have more antique jewellery available than other stores because people come to us knowing they will get the best terms. We have found this to be the best way of doing business because sellers know that we are honest, and buyers get far more choice than they ever could elsewhere.
Of course, there are the big chains that buy in huge wholesale lots and therefore get discounts, but they work on the basis of selling things cheaply. However, you don’t get a choice: what you can buy in one shop is no different from the next one. With Banwells, what you are offered is something that is unique, and that will be very precious to the person for whom you buy it because they know that nobody else will be wearing the same piece. In the 21st century you really cannot put a price on that.
Another thing about antique jewellery is that it is becoming more difficult to find. Over the years, pieces from the Victorian era have become damaged, lost, or broken up so that their stones can be used in other pieces, so there are gradually becoming less of these unique pieces available. This is another reason why Banwells pays top prices because we want to be able to offer our customers the widest choice.
We are a family run business and antique jewellery is our passion. It is not just a job or a way of earning a living, but a way of life. We love to find, restore, and pass on these incredible pieces to future generations to love and hold for themselves.
If you are looking for a business engaged in jewellery buying in Sidmouth, then that’s us. By all means take your pieces to another jeweller who may be interested in buying them and see what you are offered. Then bring them to us and we know that you will be pleasantly surprised and leave with more money in your pocket.