H.Samuel today

H.Samuel has over 300 stores nationwide and is part of the Signet Jewelers Ltd, the world’s largest specialist jeweller.

We regularly feature in The Times Top 100 companies to work for; a reflection of just how much our dedicated and knowledgeable staff is passionate about our products and services. We care about helping you find exactly what you’re looking for, and guiding you on your shopping journey, supporting every in-store purchase with expert advice, together with a comprehensive range of after-sales services.

We know that everyone has a preferred way of shopping. That’s why H.Samuel have developed a market leading multichannel shopping service to ensure that you’ll find the right product in the right place and the right time. Our very first website launched in 2005, so whether you like to spend time browsing in one of our many stores, or need the speed and efficiency of an online marketplace, today you can research product and shop online on our in-depth website. Order to your home or collect your order for free from any of our stores at a time that’s most convenient to you.

With our customers at the core of our business, we pride ourselves on our customer experience and service. We love to engage with our customers online, so get the latest news and updates by following us on social media, where you can get involved in discussions surrounding our exciting products, brands, and services.

H SamuelTimeline-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

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.