Jewellers & Silversmiths in Bournemouth, Dorset

Geo. A. Payne & Son Ltd

Welcome to our independent family run jewellers and pawnbrokers in Dorset. Please take time to look around, check our special offers and visit us on Facebook for our latest news.

Established in 1900 and in the same family ownership since 1945 our customers appreciate our wide range of slightly more individual products and very personal service. You will find one of the largest selections of pre-owned jewellery and silverware in the Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch area and this often includes a small selection of vintage, antique and period pieces. Browse our jewellery pages to see just a small selection.

We have a wide selection of gorgeous engagement rings, from traditional, pre-owned and vintage engagement rings to modern and bespoke engagement rings. Also, our bespoke wedding rings can be made to compliment your engagement ring.

We have a passion for jewellery and our unrivalled knowledge and experience means that whether you are buying that special gift, selling an unwanted item or seeking a loan we can offer informed advice and outstanding value.


The shop first opened in Boscombe as a jewellers and pawnbrokers in 1900. The shop was originally a little further west along the Christchurch Road and owned then by Mr A Gaydon. The shop, including the original shop front, was later moved to its present site in 1923.

George Adolphus Payne purchased the business in 1945 and was joined by his son Harold in 1946 on his return from service in the army during the Second World War. In 1980 Nicholas Payne joined the family business and continues, together with his wife Sara, to run it today.

Although the interior of the shop has been enlarged and subtly modernised over the period the shop front is largely original and as it would have looked in 1900. Today when one shopping centre looks much like the next, Geo. A. Payne & Son Ltd remains a truly individual family run business offering a wide range of more individual pieces of new and vintage jewellery in Dorset with a highly professional and very personal service.

I can not recommend Sara, Nicholas and their team enough! The friendly welcome, customer service, professionalism, stunning jewellery with fantastic prices is just a few perks. They went so over and above even when I destroyed my engagement ring by accident they jumped on it straight away and did everything for it to be fixed in time for our wedding. I feel we have made a wonderful friendship so much so we wanted them to share our special day which meant so much they accepted. Thank you so so much.


This is my favourite jewellers. The staff really know what they are talking about. They sell new and pre owned jewellery. Traditional with a quality feel.


Good customer relations with a calm quiet atmosphere. The staff have a good knowledge of their stock and the ability to let you choose your purchases without pressurising you.


A great jewellers. Lovely staff that are so courteous and polite. We were served by Bev who was very knowledgeable and kind. Highly recommended.


I have known and used this old school jewellers for over 50 years. I say old school not because they seem to have been there for ever but because they are good at what they do, they’re fair and trusted when selling your old and unwanted treasures. They wouldn’t still be in business if they didn’t treat their customers fairly and with respect. Whenever I need a jeweller Geo A Payne is not top of my list, I don’t need a list they are the only one I consider.


Good customer relations with a calm quite atmosphere.Staff have a good knowledge of there stock and the ability to let you choose your perches with out pressuring you.


Excellent they had exactly what I wanted great customer service very helpful.


Really warm atmosphere. Professional service.


Very efficient, careful and personable service. I recommend without reservation.


Excellent place for repairs, being using them for years, they are the only Pawn Broker around, and they know their stuff.


phone number
01202 394954
742 Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH7 6BZ
email address

Shop Closure Corvid-19

Following government advice the shop now is closed until further notice.  Any items with us will be stored securely until we are able to re-open.

For our pawnbroking customers interest charges will be frozen as at the 24th March 2020 and remain so until we re-open.  If your loan agreement is overdue or falls due during the period we are closed it will not be sold and you will be able to redeem or renew it as soon as we re-open.

If you have any urgent questions or concerns please email giving your name and telephone number and one of our staff will call you.

Our priority at this time is the safety of all our staff and customers and we will follow closely all government guidelines.

Please follow us on Facebook for regular updates and we thank you for your cooperation and understanding in these difficult times.

Stay safe
Nicholas Payne

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