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Our Story

Established for more than 45 years ago, we are a passionate group of diamond & gemstone specialists. From the mine to your finger, we provide a true end-to-end jewellery service - sourcing our own stones before adding them to our stunning range of bespoke creations. Here’s our story.

1970

It began with a diamond

Richard Weare founds R.M.Weare & Company Ltd, run from his own home on The Mount, York. Selling diamonds and gemstones to the trade only. The company quickly becomes renowned as being "Britain's premier gemstone source".

1998

Setting up Shop

Seeing the opportunity to offer the public unprecedented access to R.M.Weare's stock, experience and gemstone knowledge, Ashberry Of York is founded. Opening in the center of York on Swinegate, Ashberry gains a reputation for selling some of the finest quality jewellery available.

As well as founding Ashberry, Richard sets up the R.M.Weare Charitable Trust with the aim of supporting local causes, such as aiding young people gain access to education and personal development.

2002

In Gemstones we trust

R.M. Weare & Ashberry become an Employee Benefit Trust.

2004

A parting gift

After a short battle with cancer, Richard Weare passes away. As a final gift to the people he viewed as his family, Richard leaves Ashberry Of York and R.M.Weare & Company to his staff; giving everybody a share in the company and setting up a group of trustees from his longest serving employees.

With the sale of his home and other personal assets, Richard states all proceeds are to be donated to the R.M.Weare Charitable Trust.

Today

York Design Suite

Ashberry moves to a new design suite on the outskirts of York, where customers are given the unrivalled opportunity to book a distraction-free, one-to-one appointment - with access to R.M. Weare’s hand-picked gemstone stock.