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Summer holidays are here, the weather is unpredictable as usual and Wimbledon is in full swing. Foreign holidays are back on the cards, and our Foreign Exchange departments are rushed off their feet selling Euro’s, Dollars and Lira. 

However customers are also buying and selling gold almost as much as currency. Those wishing to raise a few pounds are cashing in on the back of the strong gold price and getting a lot more than they bargained for when selling their old unwanted jewellery, chains and rings. 

Lending is also at a record high and with the increase in prices across the country and higher mortgage rates there is certainly a demand for cash right now and Christopher Brown Jewellers offer competitive lending rates on gold and watches

Cash In Your Gold…..

The price of scrap gold remains at near record highs and we are paying top prices for resalable jewellery and even scrap or broken gold. You would be surprised how much even the smallest amount could be worth. The yellow metal has had a huge resurgence in popularity and the younger generations are now ‘layering up’ their gold chains and rings. Fashions change over time however there is now a much greater demand for those wanting to wear yellow gold as opposed to white gold and we have even introduced a new gold-plated silver range to help those looking for a bit of summer bling that won’t break the bank. For those looking for good value then second hand is the way to go and you will save upto 50% on your jewellery purchase when you choose pre-owned.

Is Now The Time To Invest In A Rolex?

In the last 2 years, pre-owned Rolex prices have levelled off and even fallen back on some sports models but most experts agree that they have now stabilised and even begun to gently climb again. This is partially perhaps due to demand falling off from Russian oligarchs and partially perhaps due to the post-Brexit decision to scrap duty-free shopping for long-haul visitors to the UK. Either way the post Covid boom is definitely over and now could be the right time to grab a bargain.

All our pre-owned luxury watches come with a 2-year warranty and have had a full service with Rolex qualified engineers and comprehensive refurbishment. However, buying a watch is a bit like buying a second-hand car. You need to use a supplier you can trust and be able to call back to them if ever there is a problem. At Christopher Brown Jewellers, you can be assured you are buying a genuine watch that has been properly checked out and expertly serviced. With so many fakes out there you should take no risks from the internet or retailers you don’t trust.

However, like an expensive car, a luxury watch needs a regular servicing to ensure it remains in perfect working order for generations to come.

Rolex Servicing

A Rolex service for a date-just will cost from as little as £620 at Christopher Brown Jewellers which comes with a 2 year warranty and includes a full refurbishment including strap and case polish to make your watch look like new. Sports models will cost more with prices up to £950 for chronographs. This may seem a lot of money to spend but there is a lot more work involved than you might imagine.

A Rolex Submariner with a 3235 movement contains 201 separate parts with a further 55 parts in the case and strap. When a Rolex is serviced, every single part is dismantled, cleaned in a specialised ultrasonic cleaner, lubricated and reassembled. The watch is then recalibrated, pressure tested and put on a timegrapher to check its accuracy is within the accepted limits for a Rolex of + 4 and -7 seconds per day.

We service all luxury brands including Rolex, Cartier, Omega, Tag and Breitling. Call in to your nearest Christopher Brown Jewellers to get a free evaluation and quotation for your luxury watch service. 

Not everybody is interested in watches. Diamond jewellery sales are really picking up so with Wimbledon in full swing why not treat yourself or your loved one to a dazzling tennis bracelet? 

A diamond line bracelet is a very universal piece of jewellery that can be worn all year round with prices to fit all budgets. I can’t think of a better way of treating yourself to something that will look stunning to wear and last for many generations to come.

Looking For An Exciting Career
In The Jewellery Industry?

Do you have 3 or more years of experience in the retail jewellery industry and have what it takes to become a Retail Jewellery Manager?

Christopher Brown Jewellers are recruiting now for full and part-time roles. We want people with flair and potential to become a part of our ambitious and expanding family business. With full and part-time positions available, you will be given the opportunity to develop your product knowledge and learn new skills that will take you to the next level. If you have a passion for jewellery then we want you to join our team.

Please email applications with CV to; or contact our Head Office for further details visit

Chris Brown

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