James Usher - Lincoln jewellers

Stockists of Montblanc, Fope, Bremont, Georg Jensen, Seiko, Hamilton, Clogau, Tissot and more.

About James Usher

James Usher is a family jewellers in historic Lincoln, boasting a fascinating heritage plus expertise in luxury jewellery and watchmaking.

It is now part of the prestigious HL Brown group of jewellers.

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Luxury Jewellery

Explore a variety of high-quality diamonds and coloured gemstones in our jewellery collections. Many of our pieces are hand-picked then mounted by in-house jewellers.

Any diamond that is greater than half a carat is sold with its own accompanying diamond report from an independent testing laboratory.

James Usher is a proud stockist of Italian fine jewellery brand, Fope, Scandinavian designer brand, Georg Jensen plus Welsh gold brand, Clogau. We also stock work by multi-award-winning British jewellery designer, Lucy Quartermaine. 

For the discerning buyer interested in something different, James Usher has a range of fine antique and pre-owned jewellery. All pieces in these two collections are assessed by our in-house jewellers for the highest quality. 

Luxury watches

When it comes to luxury watch brands, James Usher is the expert Lincoln jeweller to visit.

We stock a variety of high-quality, elegant men’s watch brands and women’s watch brands including Montblanc, Bremont, Seiko, Hamilton, Tissot and Mondaine.

Visit our in-store brand ambassadors who can guide you through the process of buying your next luxury timepiece.

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The James Usher sales team is led by store manager Scott Ward, who has over 30 years of experience in luxury jewellery and watchmaking with the company. A range of services are offered at our Lincoln jeweller including a jewellery and watch repair service. No matter the question, our jewellers and watchmakers can advice on servicing, restorations and commission pieces.

Valuations are carried out by our company NAJ Registered Valuations Officer, Georgi Anderson, who can assist you with valuations for insurance and probate purposes, and valuation upon family division.

James Usher warmly welcomes you to our showroom in the vibrant, picturesque city of Lincoln. 

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Our History

The Usher name is synonymous with the beautiful, historic city of Lincoln. James Ward Usher, born in 1845, followed in the footsteps of his father, also known as James Usher, as a talented jeweller, watchmaking expert and entrepreneur.

James Ward Usher became a collector of fine art, jewellery, clocks, ceramics and silver among other objects of artistic interest. He was also an accomplished painter in his own right.

As an entrepreneur he acquired the patent to create jewellery, lapel pins, spoons and forks using the image of the famous Lincoln Imp. This is a mythical figure historically associated with the city of Lincoln. He even gifted a Lincoln Imp pin to the Prince of Wales at that time, who was seen wearing the item.

During James Ward Usher’s life he displayed much of his fascinating collection at his shop on High Street, Lincoln. As a single man, he left his collection and remaining wealth to the City of Lincoln upon his death, with the agreement that his collection would be housed in a museum built for this purpose and bearing his name.

The Usher Art Gallery was officially opened in 1927 by the Prince of Wales and is still open to the public today. The collection has grown over the years and continues to be a place of cultural and historical reference. 

In its latest chapter, James Usher joined the H L Brown Group of jewellers in 1973. This is another family jewellers based in Sheffield founded by Polish born watchmaker, Harris Leon Brown in 1861. It is managed by subsequent generations of the family over 160 years later. 

James Frampton is H L Brown’s great, great grandson and is a qualified gemmologist. He worked in Switzerland and London before his appointment at the H L Brown Group.