Situated in the picturesque Georgian market town of Alresford just 6 miles from Winchester, D. Barker & Son is a family owned independent jewellers specialising in antique and pre-owned jewellery with a wide range of items sourced from all over the country.
Whether you are a collector or a lover of beautiful things made to the exacting standards of yesteryear, you are sure to find that special item at D. Barker & Son. As a taster, some of the unique pieces offered for sale are featured on this website – we welcome enquiries so if you have a specific request please contact us and we will do all that we can to assist you.
We keep a very comprehensive selection of wedding rings and, as signet ring specialists, we keep a selection that is unrivalled in the area. We also stock a wide range of contemporary jewellery and silver made in these islands and we are constantly striving to find interesting new pieces and ranges to offer our customers.
Repairs and restorations are a very important part of our business and we are very lucky to have a dedicated and very experienced team of craftsmen and women who are capable of producing work of the very highest standard. Why not get in touch and we can discuss your needs in greater detail.
A strong belief in providing outstanding levels of service to all our customers is a cornerstone of our business and we will do all we can to exceed your expectations.
Damon & Liz Barker
There is something rather special about Ceylonese Sapphires. Many are prized for their distinct cornflower blue colouration. As a colour it is very similar to that seen in Tanzanites but often with a velvety softness which is very pleasing to the eye. The sapphires in this ring were purchased directly at the mine in Ceylon …Continue ReadingRead More
We have been signet ring specialists for many years. All our rings are hand made to order using traditional die-stamped methods (click here to see how they are made). Our rings are not ‘cast’. We keep an unrivalled range of at least 25 sample rings in stock at all times so if you are interested in buying …Continue ReadingRead More
0231510 Sapphire & Diamond Oval Cluster Ring [cycloneslider id=”0231510″] A fine quality pre-owned ring claw set with a central cornflower blue sapphire to the centre and surrounded by 12 round brilliant cut diamonds in a hand made 18ct gold mount. The sapphire weighs approximately 1.78cts and the diamonds approximately 0.96ct in total. £5,250Read More
Art Deco Style Solitaire Diamond Ring 0131249 [cycloneslider id=”0131249″] An Art Deco style solitaire diamond ring in platinum with diamond set shoulders. The centre round brilliant cut diamond weighs 0.70ct and is assessed as being F-G folour and VS Clarity. It is set in square shaped claw setting with three diamonds grain claw set to …Continue ReadingRead More
So, what do you do when a treasured family ring disintegrates right in front of you? [cycloneslider id=”3929_1″] Quite understandably the first thought might be to panic but don’t! This ring dates from C1890 and over the years everyday wear and tear had taken its toll. As can be seen in the images above, a …Continue ReadingRead More
100 years ago Emily Davison died for the cause of ‘Votes For Women’. This blog considers the influence the Suffragette Movement had on the design and wearing of jewellery.Read More