ABOUT

About Thurlow Champness

There has been a purveyor of luxury items under the clock at 14 Abbeygate Street for over 200 years now and the tradition for elegant and timeless designs continues into the 21st century at Thurlow Champness today. Our strength lies in our dedication to maintaining the trust and confidence of our customers by providing exceptional personal service and unrivalled expertise. Looking through our archives, it is clear that it has ever been thus…

From the early 1700′s, when Mr George Lumley together with his wife and, latterly, Mr John Gudgeon made and sold beautifully crafted clocks and watches to the great and good of Suffolk; through the 19th century, when Mr John Vale and his partner, Mr Richardson expanded the business to include fine diamonds and jewellery; and, more recently, through the first half of the 20th century, when Mr Edward Thurlow Champness and his family took the helm, the business has thrived on its ability to serve the needs of its clients and delight them with items of great beauty and craftmanship.

This long tradition for exceptional service and passion for great design and quality continue to be the backbone of the business today. Current owners the 3rd generation, take great pleasure in bringing you treasures that you will value forever in an environment that will make you feel very special. Whether you are old friends or recent acquaintances, we look forward to seeing you in the future…