R&R Stevenson: A Gem Of A Business
by Sasha Kanal
R&R Stevenson Jewellers has been at the heart of Haywards Heath’s buzzing High Street community for almost 40 years now. Sasha Kanal pays it a visit
A traditional, family run jewellers, R&R Stevenson is well known for its in-depth knowledge and expertise in the trade with customers coming from all over Sussex and London to gain access to this. Owner Russell is a jeweller by profession and worked in London for 12 years before opening his shop with his wife on South Road in Haywards Heath.
The extensive range of stunning jewellery on offer suits all tastes and budgets, from a simple pair of gold earrings to an intricate signet ring with precious gems made to the client’s own design – there is truly something for everyone – male and female. It’s this array and variety combined with the shop’s traditional set-up that has kept R&R Stevenson on the map now for so long.
Says Russell, “I love the fact that a customer can come in and buy a small charm for £10 but can also speak to us about a unique and bespoke design with unusual stones if they want to. And they frequently do! Our knowledgeable and friendly approach means we are happy to discuss their ideas and try to meet their needs. We understand that jewellery is a special and emotive thing for people and for all kinds of occasions, so we want them to feel that with us they are in safe hands.”
So what’s popular right now according to Russell? “Good quality coloured gems are very much in demand at the moment.”
The shop stocks two main brands of watches, Michel Herbelin and Citizen – a perfect and lasting Christmas gift.
As well as jewellery and watches, R&R Stevenson also sells a wide range of clocks, from quartz alarm through to imposing grandfather clocks, as well as silverware, cut glass, precious metal model animals and bronze figurines.
They also offer a full jewellery, watch and clock repair service, as well as valuations for probate and insurance purposes.
The shop itself is well located on Haywards Heath’s main High Street and has off street parking. The shop frontage displays a beautiful array of gold and silver jewellery and glittering gems.
As Russell explains, “I always say to people to actually come into the shop and talk to us, rather than just look in the window as there’s so much more to see inside.” Sometimes that will include watching Russell at work at his desk inspecting precious stones and metals. Fascinating stuff!
Address: 2-3 Park Parade, South Road, Haywards Heath RH16 4LX
Telephone: 01444 416801