EXPLORE THE HISTORY OF POBJOY

The Pobjoy family traces it's connections to diamonds and precious metals back over 200 years. The British Pobjoy Mint was established in London in 1965...

FROM THE BEGINNING

The Pobjoy family started in the fine jewellery business in the South of London in the 1930s. The company specialised in the design and creation of regalia, diamond set and other fine jewellery.

After his apprenticeship with the family business and perfecting his skills as a trained gemologist, Derek Pobjoy set up the Pobjoy Mint in 1965.

INNOVATION AND EVOLUTION

Using a single, second hand press, purchased with a loan, the first commemorative medal was struck by the Pobjoy Mint in recognition of Sir Winston Churchill.

In the days before the internet and social media, sales were slow initially. But through good old fashioned press releases and classified adverts in the national press, the medals finally started to sell.

The nominal profits from this first medal issue were then reinvested into the production of further topically-themed medals, some of which also proved commercially successful.

The major breakthrough came with the agreement by the Isle of Man, a self governing Crown Dependancy, for the Pobjoy Mint to strike it's first 25 pence piece.

This first licence to design and create legal tender coins paved the way for new contracts with dozens of other overseas UK territories and small countries, wishing to create their own legal tender coinage.

In the years since, the Pobjoy Mint has designed thousands of original - and often award winning- coins. It has developed groundbreaking minting and finishing techniques, invented new coin shapes and metals and even set up an autonomous minting facility for an overseas government.

ROYAL CREDENTIALS

In 1990 the Pobjoy Mint was the proud recipient of the coveted Queen's Award for Export Achievement.

Ever since striking their first legal tender coin, Pobjoys have maintained a proactive relationship with the Palace. The mint has struck countless official commemorative and circulating coins, personally approved by and bearing Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's effigy or the Coat of Arms of the relevant country. This cherished relationship continues, with the first Pobjoy coin bearing the effigy of King Charles III due for release in 2023.

Over the years some of the most popular Pobjoy coins have been those struck to commemmorate key royal events and anniversaries.

JEWELLERY, DIAMONDS & OBJETS D'ART

Throughout their expansion within the minting arena, Pobjoys continued their involvement in fine jewellery, setting up a substantial wholesale operation in the 1970's. Supplying such firms as Goldsmiths and multiple upscale high street boutiques, Pobjoy Mint Jewellery became synonymous within the industry for classic and contemporary designed, quality jewellery and customer service into the new millenium.

By 2009, Pobjoy became focussed on specialised, bespoke jewellery services, exclusively to private customers only.

EUROPE'S LARGEST PRIVATE MANUFACTURING MINT

As the Pobjoy reputation for innovation, reliability, quality and customer service became increasingly recognised, the Pobjoy Mint grew significantly. In 1997 the designing, minting, marketing and administrative headquarters were relocated from Sutton to Kingswood in Surrey.

Occupying this purpose built, modernised facility provided the platform to develop the business further and benefit from numerous efficiencies. It was subsequently awarded the coveted ISO 9001 award in 2015.

With over ten active overseas territories in it's current portfolio, including the Bahamas and the British Virgin Islands, it is Europe's largest privately owned, high security manufacturing mint.

Pobjoy is also a member of the London Bullion Market Association.

Taya Pobjoy is mint master and managing director of the British Pobjoy Mint.

POBJOY DIAMONDS & FINE JEWELLERY

Building on this solid reputation, knowledge and expertise, Pobjoy Diamonds & Fine Jewellery was launched in 2019 by the Pobjoy family to bring fabulous high jewellery directly to a wider audience.

Pobjoy Diamonds prides itself upon it's integrity, exceptional quality, personal service - and focus on customer value.

With a refreshingly contemporary range of the very finest jewellery and over 700,000 certified diamonds, there is plenty to explore.

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POBJOY DIAMONDS BESPOKE

Creating your very own piece of jewellery is a wonderful experience and one of our passions is to take that journey with you.

We provide experienced and informed advice and as much design input as you desire. Our bespoke jewellery and diamond ring service includes a free initial draft design and quotation.

Pobjoy Diamonds & Fine Jewellery became a member of the National Association of Jewellers in 2019.

LOOSE DIAMONDS & COLOURED GEMSTONES

Choosing your perfect diamond or coloured gemstone requires access to an extensive and eclectic range of quality assured stones.

With our comprehensive diamond search facility you can discover literally hundreds of thousands of conflict free, independently certified mined and ethically created diamonds.

You can also request your ideal GIA-certified coloured gemstone with our new gem finder service.

Whichever way we may assist, a very warm welcome awaits you at Pobjoy Diamonds.

I have dealt with the Pobjoy business for many years and have always found them to be polite, efficient and understanding.

Having just bought one of their new diamond products I am happy to say that the above statement remains true and will happily carry on dealing with them for many more years to come.

Highly recommended.

- John Corbin

Jersey