John Gowing Jewellers

Avenue 4 The Covered Market, Oxford, OX1 3DZ Directions

   Closed today Open Monday 09:00 - 17:30

Business overview

We have sold, created, repaired and cared for some of the finest watches and jewellery in the last 65 years. John Gowing Jewellers help to ensure that craftsmanship is kept very much alive in British jewellery and watch making.

John Gowing is an independent jewellers and watch specialist with a wealth of knowledge and a focus on delivering exceptional customer service. We have a shop located in the heart of Oxford’s famous Covered Market, where you can browse our full range at your leisure.

Our reputation is based on an eye for exquisite detail, elegance and innovation. The founder of the business, John Gowing Senior, was a master watchmaker and trained his son John, the current owner, in the watchmakers art. John furthered his traditional watchmaking knowledge at the famous CFH school in Lausanne, Switzerland, and then went on to study gemmology at Sir John Cass College in London.

John Gowing Jewellers are members of the National Association of Goldsmiths.


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Products & Services

wedding rings

silver jewellery

jewellery repairs

jewellery appraisals

goldsmiths & silversmiths

gold jewellery

engagement rings

diamond specialists

Pre-owned Quality watches

clocks & watches retail & repairs

charm bracelets

Pre-owned Rolex


Excellent customer service and good value.

I recently used Gowings to replace a lost wedding ring. I was shown a wide range of styles ands carats. The service was exemplary; the person serving me didn't rush me and made sure I was happy with my decision. The ring arrived within the time frame I was given for the order and on top of this I was happy with the price.
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Knowledgeable, great selection 5 STARS

I wanted to buy my other half a birthday present and found this shop to be very knowledgeable with a great selection - but not pushy - (a pet hate of mine when shopping!!) She was delighted with the bracelet and I will definitely be back for a christmas gift, thanks!
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Real experts! - Perfect Engagement and Wedding Rings

When my other half and I first spoke about getting married, I knew I wanted my engagement ring from here. Although we live almost 3 hours away from Oxford (where I grew up), I was still confident this was the place to go regardless!
My fiancé did all the planning (in secret obviously) and liaised with Annie to create my perfect bespoke engagement ring - they really didn't disappoint! The quality was absolutely stunning and my fiancé was so impressed with how easy the process was considering he didn't make a single trip up to Oxford!! Needless to say, I've had countless compliments about my beautiful ring.
When it came to the wedding rings, I did the liaising as was equally impressed - Annie and John truly are the experts and were so helpful through the whole process.
We received our rings today - I genuinely can't stop staring at them. They're absolutely perfect and it's very annoying we can't wear them for a few more months!
We really can't recommend you highly enough. Thank you!
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Poor battery replacement

The battery on my watch was replaced in this shop. Subsequently, my watch kept going for less than two months after that. Not impressed.
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