Over 70 Years of History
Holts Gems was established in 1948 by Robert Holt, a pre-war Jewish refugee, who upon arriving in London from Vienna found his calling within London’s bustling jewellery scene. Aged 16 he began an apprenticeship as a diamond polisher in Clerkenwell, soon developing ambitions of expanding his trade and taking his place alongside the fellow Hatton Garden jewellers that have made the area what it is today. In 1948, the lease was signed for 98 Hatton Garden, where the Holts Gems store stands today - as one of the longest established Hatton Garden jewellers.
Whilst celebrating our history, we know the importance of learning alongside our clients, which is why we’re constantly developing a service that is relevant to those visiting us today. Our clients are after a totally fresh buying experience; a personal service where we’ll work closely with you to find the perfect combination of diamonds, gemstones and the right design for your bespoke engagement ring or jewellery.
Rather than order in mass produced settings, our artisanal jewellers create each piece from scratch, whilst our diamond and gemstone experts use their impeccable knowledge to find the ideal stone for each individual.