Diamond jewellery specialist expanding to Glasgow and London

The new Glasgow outlet

Manchester-based jewellery retailer Austen & Blake has created 10 jobs with new openings in Glasgow and London.

The business, which boasts a reputation as a creator of high-quality, made-to-order diamond jewellery, was established in 2012 and will now be joining Glasgow’s jewellery quarter taking up 500 sq ft at 52 Argyll Arcade, Buchanan Street.

This will be the engagement ring specialist’s first store in Scotland, increasing its total UK store count to four, including its upcoming London store.

Jaclyn, store manager for Glasgow, said: “The team and I are very excited to be a part of the company’s growth.

“We know gifting jewellery can mark special occasions and our role is to educate customers on diamonds, their shape, colour, clarity and cut, whilst delivering the best quality experience possible.

“We can’t wait to welcome the local community just in time for Christmas.”

Austen & Blake has signed a 10-year lease on the unit with Cushman & Wakefield, which is due to be extended upon completion.

James Williams, director at Austen & Blake, said: “We are delighted to be opening a Glasgow store in the vibrant Parisian-style arcade.

“We’ve worked incredibly hard to ensure our teams are adhering to all the necessary health and safety procedures and thank customers for following social distancing rules, along with being so patient with us at this time.

“We’re looking forward to our future expansion plans and the opening of our first London store in early 2021.”