About Holdsworth Bros. Jewellers
Holdsworth Bros. Jewellers specialises in high quality and unique jewellery also manufacturing and making jewellery to order. We stock ‘Hearts on Fire’ jewellery as well as a fantastic range of ruby, sapphire, diamond, emerald, pearl, garnet, topaz and amethyst jewellery.
We also carry a range of more exotic gemstones like tourmaline (pinks, greens and other colours including Pariba and watermelon), spinel, tsavorite garnet, mint garnet, plum garnet and pink Argyle and Australian Chocolate Diamonds.
We are a fourth generation family run jewellery store started by Hampden Holdsworth in 1884. We have three stores at Knox City, The Glen and Eastland.
Why not drop in and say ‘hello’ some time?
Holdsworth Bros Jewellers is one of the oldest family run jewellers in Australia with three stores in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne. We specialise in fine jewellery, diamonds and coloured gemstones as well as having Classsique watches and Hearts on Fire jewellery. In store you will find classical and traditional designs right through to the modern contemporary. Having a fantastic range of jewellery is only half the story, as we also design and make jewellery to order, and offer a full jewellery repair and maintenance service.
Our principles have not changed since we first opened in 1884 – we look after you every step of the way. We fully stock our shops to ensure you have the largest range possible of quality jewellery to choose from and if we don’t happen to have what you are looking for, we will do our best to find it. Our qualified staff are there to answer your questions an guide you through our range of simply beautiful jewellery – and should you wish to purchase from us, our staff will neatly package up your purchase in our stylish display boxes and can even gift wrap should you require.
Many of our customers shop with us because their parents did, some are even in their third generation of shopping with us. We invite you to come and see the latest in jewellery design whilst enjoying the good old fashioned quality and service that we offer. Simply Beautiful Jewellery Since 1884.
Our History – Four generations of Holdsworth Bros.
Holdsworth Bros. Jewellers was established by Hampden William Holdsworth in the spring of 1884. His small shop on Chapel Street replaced that of a Parasol and Umbrella maker in the thriving working class suburb of Windsor. Hampdens parents arrived by ship to Geelong from England and it was here that Hampden was born, schooled and trained as a jeweller.
At age 24, Hampden believed that Chapel Street Windsor was the place to open his ‘Jewellery and Watchmakers’ store. The train line had been built with Windsor station a few doors down, a cable driven tram line ran down Chapel Street and there was talk of a new tram line to run along nearby Dandenong Road. It would still be many years before the first Automobile rolled down Chapel Street or electricity would be connected!
In the first weeks business was slow for Hampden, but as more people came to know the name and service it represented his business slowly but surely became a success. Hampden was rewarded for his choice of location as this is where he met, dated and later married a pretty, local Windsor girl named Ellen. The following year, with a pregnant wife, Hampden decided it was time to ask his older brother George (also a jeweller) to join the business. In 1891 they changed the business name from ‘H.W.Holdsworth’ to ‘Holdsworth Bros. Jewellers’.
As a pair they were very successful, and by 1911 had saved enough to build a ‘Modern jewellery store and factory’ at 21-23 Chapel Street, Prahran. George and Hampden were into their fifties by this stage and with twelve children between them, it was time to retire. In 1916, the oldest son Roy took over the business. He and his brothers Keith and Wallace ran the shop successfully through to 1965 when they passed the business on to Roys son, John.
John moved the store down to ‘Pran Central’ in 1967 as well as opening a new store at the brand new Eastland shopping centre in Ringwood. Soon after, he opened a shop in Bayside Shopping Centre in Frankston. In the late 1980’s, with the help of his sister Margaret, son Nicholas and wife Anna, he opened up new stores in Brighton, Highpoint and Knox City. When the recession hit in 1990 John had five stores that he had borrowed heavily to establish. Almost overnight interest rates rose and jewellery sales dropped. John traded through one of the most difficult times in the company history, and managed to save the two stores at Knox and Eastland. By the mid 1990’s the company was a success once more.
In the year 2000 John passed the family business, through his wife Anna, to his sons Chris and Tim. Chris and Tim represent the fourth generation of Holdsworths since the opening in 1884.
In 2005 they opened a new store in Burke Rd. Camberwell re-establishing ties with the inner east of Melbourne but closed in 13 years later in 2018.
A third shop was again opened in 2021 in the newly redeveloped The Glen shopping centre.
HOLDSWORTH BROS. (HOLDINGS) PTY. LTD.
03 9887 2747
Shop 1035 Westfield Knox Shopping Centre
Wantirna South, 3157
03 9870 8030
Shop 2075A Eastland Shopping Centre
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