THE POBJOY HISTORY

The Pobjoy family traces it's connections to the fabrication of 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. There they 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 gemologist, Derek Pobjoy set up the Pobjoy Mint in 1965.

INNOVATION AND EVOLUTION

The first commemorative medal was struck by the Pobjoy Mint in recognition of Sir Winston Churchill, using the latest automated minting machinery at the time. This proved commercially successful and laid the foundations for numerous other issues and ultimately the minting of legal tender coins. In the years since, the Pobjoy Mint has designed thousands of original - and often award winning- coins, developed new minting and finishing techniques, invented new coin shapes and metals and even set up a new autonomous minting facility for an overseas government.

POBJOY MINT RACING

During the 1970's and early 1980's Pobjoy Mint & Jewellery became a well known name in the offshore powerboating world. The Round Britain, London - Paris and Cowes - Torquay races are just some of the iconic events in which the high profile Pobjoy Class 1 boats competed and qualified.

As a tribute to those halcyon days you will see two McLaren turbo charged marine engines used in competition now positioned either side of the Pobjoy Mint reception.

JEWELLERY, DIAMONDS & OBJETS D'ART

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 MINT

As the Pobjoy reputation for innovation, reliability, quality and customer service became increasingly recognised, the Pobjoy Mint grew significantly. In 1997 the minting 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.

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.

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 is a member of the National Association of Jewellers.

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