We love to buy and sell Vintage Watches and Vintage Jewellery and we have been doing so since 1820. We are one of the UKs longest established family jewellers and are now approaching 200 years in business. You can be sure that you are dealing with an established reputable business and we offer a no quibble refund if not happy. So please browse our site and if you have any questions, then please get in touch.

  • Privacy Policy:

    Charles Hart Ltd (“Charles Hart Ltd “) operates and may operate other websites. It is Charles Hart Ltd Service’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

    We treat your Privacy Seriously

    We are committed to protecting your privacy and will never give your details out to any third party without your expressly asking us to do so. We will store your data in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. The data we keep pertains only to shipping details and we will only send you mail directly relating to your purchase from us, to include annual service requests and Christmas cards. All transactions are strictly confidential, and we will not have access to your credit card details. All online transactions will be made through our online partner, Paypal. All details of the terms and conditions and privacy policy of Paypal are listed clearly at

    Website Visitors

    Like most website operators, Charles Hart Ltd collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Charles Hart Ltd’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Charles Hart Ltd visitors use its website. From time to time, Charles Hart Ltd may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

    Charles Hart Ltd also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on Charles Hart Ltd blogs/sites. Charles Hart Ltd only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.

    Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

    Certain visitors to Charles Hart Ltd websites choose to interact with Charles Hart Ltd in ways that require Charles Hart Ltd to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Charles Hart Ltd gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at provide a username and email address to allow us to send the items ordered and keep in touch with you re the order. Those who engage in transactions with Charles Hart Ltd are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case Charles Hart Ltd collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Charles Hart Ltd. Charles Hart Ltd does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

    What are your rights?

    You have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you. If you would like a copy of some or all of your personal information, please email or write to us at the following address.


    Address: Charles Hart Ltd 4 Cheap St, Frome, Somerset, BA11 1BN

    We want to make sure that your personal information is accurate and up to date. You may ask us to correct or remove information you think is inaccurate.

    If you are not satisfied with our response or believe we are processing your personal data not in accordance with the law you can complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office

    Aggregated Statistics

    Charles Hart Ltd may collect statistics about the behaviour of visitors to its websites. Charles Hart Ltd may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Charles Hart Ltd does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

    Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

    Charles Hart Ltd discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organisations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Charles Hart Ltd’s behalf or to provide services available at Charles Hart Ltd websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organisations may be located outside of your home country; by using Charles Hart Ltd websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Charles Hart Ltd will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organisations, as described above, Charles Hart Ltd discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental requests, or Charles Hart Ltd believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Charles Hart Ltd, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of a Charles Hart Ltd website and have supplied your email address, Charles Hart Ltd may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Charles Hart Ltd and our products. If you send us a request (for example via email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Charles Hart Ltd takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.


    A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Charles Hart Ltd uses cookies to help Charles Hart Ltd identify and track visitors, their usage of Charles Hart Ltd websites, and their website access preferences. Charles Hart Ltd visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Charles Hart Ltd websites, with the drawback that certain features of Charles Hart Ltd websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies. For further information visit or You can set your browser not to accept cookies and the above websites tell you how to remove cookies from your browser. However, in a few cases, some of our website features may not function as a result.

    Business Transfers

    If Charles Hart Ltd, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Charles Hart Ltd goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Charles Hart Ltd may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.


    Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by Charles Hart Ltd and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

    Privacy Policy Changes

    Although most changes are likely to be minor Charles Hart Ltd may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Charles Hart Ltd sole discretion. Charles Hart Ltd encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. If you have a account, you might also receive an alert informing you of these changes. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change. This privacy policy was last updated on 11th May 2018.

  • There has been a surge in demand for coloured gemstones prompting rapidly rising prices, according to Bonhams.

    The auction house said sapphires have seen a particular rise in popularity, with consumers purchasing sapphire engagement and wedding rings. Bonhams said its clients are looking for something “a little bit different” from a diamond engagement ring.

    It said classic diamonds remain popular, but there is a growing trend for people choosing coloured ‘statement stones’ like sapphires, rubies and emeralds.

    Sapphires, which come in a variety of colours including pink and yellow, are in demand from serious jewellery collectors and investors, meaning the stones are experiencing increases in their value.

    This has demand has been helped by celebrities such as Hollywood actor Javier Bardem – who presented a 3-carat sapphire ring to actress Penelope Cruz – and Victoria Beckham who has added a large oval cut sapphire to her collection of engagement rings.

    Traditionally, sapphires symbolise truth, sincerity and faithfulness – so they make the perfect ingredients for an upcoming marriage.

    Part of the growing interest in coloured stones is due to the renewed supply of material along with rejuvenated mining activities in traditional areas. While the older material typically achieves the higher prices at auction, the auction house reports the price for new material is also increasing.

    New examples of coloured stones coming on to the market due to the rising demand, with new mines opening in countries such as Mozambique, Madagascar and Zambia.

    Examples of price increases at auction include the recent sale of a pair of 19th Century earrings set with Kashmir sapphires – which previously belonged to a European princess – and weighing  a little less than 8-carats, each sold for £1,538,500. The price was more than triple its pre-sale estimate of £500,000.





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    Each week will feature a special offer item from our Vintage Tom website so please call back each week to view our new offers and deals. We are featuring one of our most beautiful diamond rings (full description below).



    A beautiful two stone diamond ring

    The two stone ring as an engagement ring is the symbol of eternal love between husband and wife, and the cross over being the usual design to represent endurance and love between two people.

    Often these rings were produced in the 30s and 40s as a traditional and enduring design. Of course it does not just have to be the wish to become engaged, given to your partner as a symbol of your eternal love on an anniversary or a special occasion, this ring could be the perfect choice. Visit to see a superb choice of rings to suit any occasion



    • Diamonds: Estimated close to one carat each
    • Carat   :        total carat weight estimated at two carats
    • Colour :       white, H-i  (estimated)
    • Clarity :       very good Si1-2  (estimated)
    •  Cut      :        Old mine cut
    • Style       :     traditional two stone cross over
    • Setting   :    14x10mm  claw set in platinum, depth 5mm
    • Shoulders: two rose cut diamonds per shoulder set in platinum
    • Undersetting; coronet
    • Shank    :    18ct yellow gold (see note below)
    • Weight  :     3.9grams
    • Age        :      1930s
    • Size       :      L- M. However, can easily be re-sized by own goldsmith at no  cost to you
    • Box               Supplied with period style gift box & appraisal
    • Condition: All excellent, claws intact and recently checked.
      The shank was actually worn out when we purchased this ring and we decided to replace with a brand new 18ct gold shank for longer wear. It does not affect  the value.


    As with every Vintage Tom item purchased, a gift box will be supplied. If you have any questions about any of our pieces, please do not hesitate to contact us. Thank you for viewing.




Rolex Submariner

First launched in 1953 the Rolex Submariner is the iconic watch range from one of the world’s finest watch houses. The model was first launched for the purposes of deep sea diving, and when it was launched at the 1954 Swiss Watch Fair it was an instant hit with those concerned with the sea. Known for it’s resistance to water, 980 feet, or 300 metres is now the usual depth that this watch can reach without harm, although the early models were resistant to water to a depth of 200 metres. Read More

Vintage Rolex Watches

The Rolex Watch company was founded in 1905 by Hans Wilsdorf. In 1910, Rolex became the first company ever to receive the chronometer certificate. The watches initially were prone to letting in dust and humidity and the firm worked hard to improve the strength of their timepieces. In 1926, it immersed a watch in water for three weeks to see if they could really produce a water proof watch and to prove their point, Mercedes Glietze swam the English Channel wearing a Rolex watch. The company had actually found a solution to making a watch water tight by inventing a screw down crown (button) . It was the start of Rolex becoming known for the production of watches to unheard of depths in water. Read More