Godshaw jewellers


Monday - Saturday | 9.30am - 5pm

01707 322492

Founded in 1947

Our history

Our founder Freddy Godshaw trained in watchmaking from a very young age, becoming one of only 6 watchmakers working for Rolex in London during the 1940's. When premises became available in Hertfordshire, Freddy set up on his own and established Godshaw Jewellers in 1947.

Father to son

a family business

Freddy's son Stephen joined the family business in 1970, opening and managing the Harpenden branch. Stephen took over the business in 1990, the year our central branch settled at 42 Wigmores North in Welwyn Garden. Although those who knew him will know that Freddy continued popping in every week well into his 80's! By now Godshaws owned several stores across Hertfordshire, traded at international shows buying from across the globe, and had a local reputation that still sits at the heart of who we are and what we do today.



We've come a long way over the past 74 years, a lot has changed in the industry and we've adapted and evolved with the times. It's been a difficult year for small businesses, but we are still here and excited for the future! We maintain a close relationship with our customers, which has been the foundation of our success for decades, providing exceptional service with exceptional jewellery. We cherish old faces, and welcome the new. We look forward to serving you.

get in touch

Can't see what you're looking for? Just give us a call. We hold more stock in store in addition to what's available online, we might just have what you're looking for! And if we don't? We will do our best to source what we can, it's always worth asking. We are happy to help!

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