THE DIAMOND QUARTER
Nestled in Belfast’s historic Cathedral Quarter, our customers talk of ‘discovering’ us like you might a hidden gem. Indeed, much of
our work is a result of referrals from people who appreciate our expertise and no-nonsense approach.
OUR TIME BEGAN…
...in 1937 when Mr Samuel Gardiner began supplying watch parts to the hoards of dedicated watchmakers who made and
repaired gentlemen’s mechanical watches in and around Belfast. The business evolved when the Quartz watch movement saw
traditional watchmaking become a dying art.
A WEALTH OF KNOWLEDGE
Gardiner Brothers began to sell a wide range of trophies, clocks and giftware, becoming so successful, they had to move to larger
premises on Waring Street in 1960. Training a large number of apprentices was necessary to fulfill the growing demand for detailed
gold and gem work and these apprentices have since become the bedrock of talent in the jewellery trade in Northern Ireland.
A BRIGHT FUTURE
Tom Gardiner took over as Managing Director in 1975 following the death of his father. With over 60 years in the jewellery trade,
he has helped the company become the leading wholesale jeweller in Northern Ireland. Tom’s son-in-law Ian Warke has run the
company since 1992. He has formed links with many of the world’s leading diamond manufacturers, allowing Gardiner Brothers to
offer some of the finest quality gemstones and diamonds in Ireland.