About Us

H.Samuel has been a much loved jeweller for over 150 years. Operating for such a long time has given us a wealth of knowledge and experience to ensure we can find the right item to help you say it better, in a style and at a budget that’s right for you.

Over the years, we’ve helped countless couples express their love at every step of the way, and been at the forefront of special moments celebrating the bonds between friends and family.

H Samuel Timeline-1821


Brother Moses & Lewis Samuel Start a clock making & silversmiths business in Liverpool.

H Samuel Timeline-1862


Harriet Samuel takes over the business from her father-in-law Moses & renames it H.Samuel. Moved to Manchester Market Street, H.Samuel becomes a mail order business.

H Samuel Timeline-1890


Harriet’s son develops the retail business. The first H.Samuel store is opened in Preston, closely followed by branches in Rochdale & throughout Lancashire.

H Samuel Timeline-1912


The business moves to our current Birmingham site for larger premises & to be closer to suppliers.

H Samuel Timeline 1948-1970

1948 - 1970

After WW2, Harriet’s grandsons take over as Chairman & Vice chairman. The number of H.Samuel stores eventually rises to over 200 nationwide.

H Samuel Timeline-1984


H.Samuel acquires the James Walker Group, doubling the company’s UK presence.

Signet Timeline

1985 - 1993

A merge with the Ratner Group takes the company to its largest number of stores; 550. The group undergoes another restructure in the early 90s, changing name to Signet Group.