|Welcome To R.A.Braithwaites|
Thank you for visiting R.A.Braithwaites Jewellers, Watchmakers and Silversmiths.
Please browse our wide range of jewellery, watches, clocks and gifts.
Click Here to browse our online catalogue.
|R.A. Braithwaite Company History |
The family company of R.A. Braithwaite was established in 1946 by the co-founders Reginald Braithwaite and his wife and partner Joyce Braithwaite.
The company is now in the second generation and is 74 years old in 2020.The business is still managed following the same values in that customer service, quality and competitive pricing are the main objectives of the company. We endeavour to supply quality goods and services and very competitive prices. Part of our ring collection is produced by our own very skilled workforce, using Diamonds sourced throughout the world for quality and value for money. Our company is very aware of the horrors associated with Diamonds used to fund civil wars and obtained through abusing the workforce and we ensure that all our suppliers certify that the Diamonds are from reputable sources, free from any conflict areas.
The company is now run by the second generation of Dianne and Frank Wood (Dianne is the daughter of the co-founders). Frank Wood is a past chairman of the NAJ Institute of Registered Valuers. Frank is also the past Chairman of the Professional and Technical Standards and IRV group of the National Association of Jewellers which is reputable and credible organisation formed in 1894 (previously the National Association of Goldsmiths) to serve all sectors of the jewellery industry, and to maintain and uphold a fair and just way of supplying jewellery to the public, with a very high set of criteria for any company wishing to join, and a firm set of trading principles which every member MUST comply with. Frank is now the chairman of the Jewellery Valuers Association, a truly independent organisation for the regulation of high quality professional valuations, to protect the public from poor quality work.
Our web pages give just a small example of the vast ranges that we carry, and we are pleased to quote for any quality of Diamond ring, or jewellery. One of the above mentioned principles of the company can ALWAYS be contacted during business hours (and also many times outside business hours!) for a personal consultation on any requirements.
Any purchases made through our web-site, are made using a fully secure, encrypted form of data transfer, to ensure that your details are not available for mis-use.
The Jewellery Valuers Association
Frank Wood is a Fellow of the Jewellery Valuers Association. The main organisation for the maintaining of standards within the jewellery valuing industry. The Jewellery Valuers Association (JVA) was only established at the beginning of 2020 yet has not only attracted the best and most experienced and professional valuers in the UK, but there are members joining us from the USA and Australia - it has been an incredible journey in such a short period of time which is a testament to the dedication of the JVA in providing this much needed organisation.
The JVA registers all qualified valuers, sets high levels of criteria for membership and maintains those high standards by way of monitoring (checking valuers' work) and the obligation for Members/Fellows to collect Continuing Development Points to ensure knowledge is kept fully up to date.More information is available on the website:-
|Gifts for Her|
From brooches to bangles and bracelets we have a wide range of beautiful jewellery that will make any lady smile and with prices to suit any budget.
From the beautiful diamond pendants to our stunning contemporary bangles we have something for everyone. We stock a wide range of beautiful jewellery.. This is a selection of ideas, please see separate sections for other items, Rings, Crosses, St Christophers, Lockets and many more.
Click here to browse our Lady's gifts range.
|Gifts for Men|
Who says men are difficult to buy for?? With our wide range of Watches, Cufflinks, Signet Rings and ID Bracelets there is bound to be something for the Man in your life.
We have a wide range of watches offering a diverse range of styles from contemporary to the classical elegance of our pocket watches there is bound to be something to suit all tastes. This is a selection of ideas, please see separate sections for other items, Rings, Crosses, St Christophers, Watches gifts, Masonic and many more.
Click here to browse our Gent's gift range.
|Clocks Watches and Barometers|
R.A. Braithwaite specialise in a wide range of Clocks, Watches and Barometers, including Carriage Clocks, mantel Clocks complete with an expert repair and renovation service to keep your precious clocks and watches in perfect condition.
|Capo Di Monte Porcelain Figures|
We stock a wide range of highly collectable Capo Di Monte Figures from the depictions of Royalty and historical figures such as HRH Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Royal, Napoleon and Josephine to the more tongue-in-cheek works depicting a wide range of characters and scenes.
Click here to go to our Capo-Di-Monte Range