THE POBJOY HISTORY
The Pobjoy family traces it's family connections to the fabrication of precious metals back over 200 years. The 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.
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 awarded the coveted ISO 9001 award in 2015 and with over ten active overseas territories in it's current portfolio is Europe's largest privately owned high security manufacturing mint. Pobjoy is also a member of the London Bullion Market Association.
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.
POBJOY DIAMONDS & FINE JEWELLERY
Building on this enviable reputation, knowledge and expertise, Pobjoy Diamonds & Fine Jewellery was launched in 2019 by the Pobjoy family to expand it's customer facing offering. Harnessing the efficiencies of e-commerce and technology, the Pobjoy E-Boutique delivers an extensive value range of the highest quality diamonds, fine jewellery and bespoke services to discerning customers, with unrivalled customer support, guidance and after sales service. Pobjoy Diamonds is also a member of the National Association of Jewellers.