The Story of Laings 

Laings is a prestigious family-run jewellers with over 177 years’ experience in the industry. Established in 1840 we are now one of the largest independent jewellery businesses operating seven stores across the UK. In an industry where heritage and reputation count for so much, the long established name of Laings is now a byword for high quality jewellery, luxury watches and exceptional customer service.

Brothers James and William Laing established the family wholesale and manufacturing business in the heart of Glasgow’s vibrant Merchant City. From there the business grew, expanding into retail and soon becoming recognised as an iconic brand in the jewellery industry. Now in the hands of the sixth generation of the Laing family, Executive Chairman, Stuart Laing acts as a guiding hand for his daughter, Wendy Laing, Marketing Director and her husband, Joe Walsh, CEO. Richard Laing also sits of the board of directors and the exceptional family legacy continues.

After beginning the story of Laings in Glasgow the company grew from strength to strength under the ownership of Stuart and Michael Laing. They opened an Edinburgh showroom in 1978 and in 1995 Michael was able to fulfil a long-held ambition when the business purchased Parkhouse and Wyatt, another historic family jewellers that was established in Southampton. A second Parkhouse was also opened in Cardiff in 2000 before the business was split between the brothers in 2005. In 2011 Wendy and Joe joined Laings, continuing to grow the business and in 2017 they bought Michael’s business and the family jewellers was reunited as one under one brand ‘Laings’.

The families dedication to the growth of the business is only rivalled by their passion for exceptional and personal customer service that has become synonymous with the name Laings. At Laings we understand that purchasing any piece of fine jewellery, diamond ring or luxury watch is an important decision, often to celebrate a landmark moment in life. This is why we strive to provide only the best service and everything we do is for a memorable occasion.

Our team will do all they can to make your purchase a special experience. In store our jewellery and watch experts can guide you through our collections to help you to find the perfect piece. Our dedicated online customer service team is also available to offer you advice, no matter how big or small your query is. Whether in-store or online we will work with you to help you to select just what you are looking for.

We host an exceptional selection of luxury watch and jewellery brands and our collection of exquisite engagement rings, fine jewellery and luxury timepieces are all hand-picked with a view to becoming that precious item to be cherished throughout generations. As a long established family business it is important to us that we only put our name to products worthy of our outstanding reputation with a strict criteria that all items must meet.

Fine jewellery and luxury watches are items to be treasured – start your own Laings story today…

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