Like many of the jewellers in the Jewellery Quarter, Premier Diamonds has a long-running history with this part of Birmingham. That history stems over 30 years and counting, for this family-run business.
The Jewellery Quarter’s popularity does not see any sign of diminishing, especially as new businesses are opening regularly in the area. This is adding to the 800 plus businesses that are already in the area. Those businesses include an array of jewellers, such as Premier Diamonds, as well as cafes, bars and even a museum. The area has become increasing attractive for young professionals, likely to be because of its booming trade, as well as its close proximity to Birmingham City Centre and transport links.
But how much of these fun facts do you know about Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter?
- The Jewellery Quarter has over 200 listed buildings
- It is a unique area that dates back over 250 years
- The area attracts a lot of global interest
- Jewellery making in the Jewellery Quarter dates back to 1553
- Ian McMillan dedicated a poem to the area
- It is the home of Europe’s largest School of Jewellery
- 40% of the jewellery made in the UK is made in the Jewellery Quarter
- Steven Spielberg recently filmed Ready Player One in the area
- St Paul’s Square was voted one of the best urban picnic areas, this is as well as it being the last remaining Georgian Square
- The whistles used in Titanic (the movie) were made in the Jewellery Quarter
- The original FA Cup was made in the Jewellery Quarter
- Alfred Bird, the founder of Bird’s Custard, is buried in Key Hill Cemetry.
- One of the Jewellery Quarter’s most well-loved bars, The Jam House, opened in 1999. On the day it opened, a capacity crowd were entertained by Jools Holland and his Rhythm ‘n’ Blue Orchestra. Jools is also a big supporter of the bar.
So, how many of those facts did you know?
It is interesting how the Jewellery Quarter continues to thrive and we are intrigued to see how it further develops in the next decade.