A weekend in the Jewellery Quarter

The Jewellery Quarter in Birmingham is far more than just a shopping destination. It’s also a wonderful place to visit whether you’re coming to buy a special piece of jewellery or just looking for a city break with a difference. There is plenty to see and do, and attractions that bring visitors back year after year.

The Jewellery Quarter has a unique and intriguing history. Two centuries of craft history can be explored along the streets and alleyways, which are lined with stately buildings that reflect the high status of the area in times gone by. It’s not all about rings and bracelets either- you can find the Birmingham Mint, the surprising Pen Room Museum, and a collection of excellent galleries including the one operated by the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists, which shouldn’t be missed. There’s more than enough to fill a busy weekend, especially if you take the time to stop and enjoy some of the best restaurants and cafes in the midlands.

However, most people do come for one reason, even if they choose to stay a little longer and sample the rest of the Quarter’s offerings. It’s here that many of the finest jewellers in Birmingham (and the best of those are as good as any in Europe) have their workshops and retail stores. There are literally hundreds of different shops to choose from, and thousands upon thousands of gorgeous pieces to see or buy. Not matter what you’re looking for when it comes to fine jewellery, this is the place to find it.