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Laings of Glasgow

Business Address: Laings of Glasgow, 46-50 Argyll Arcade, Glasgow G2 8BG

Country: Scotland,

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About Laings of Glasgow

Laings of Glasgow is a prestigious family run jeweller with over 170 years of experience in the industry.

Laings of Glasgow is a prestigious family run jeweller with over 170 years of experience in the industry. In an industry where heritage and reputation count for so much, the famous and long established name of Laings is renowned as a guarantor of quality in fine jewellery and watches. Now in its 6th generation of the Laing family, the business is an iconic brand at the heart of Glasgow’s vibrant retail scene.

It was back in 1840 that the family firm was established in Brunswick Street in the heart of what we know now as the Merchant City. J.R.&W Laing was originally a manufacturing and wholesaling business (James was an accomplished clockmaker), but it soon concentrated on retailing and very quickly gained a reputation for service among the gentry of Victorian Glasgow, then the Second city of the Empire.

Based in St. Vincent’s Street for much of the firm’s existence, Laings survived through the Great Depression and two World Wars to the 1960’s when a new shop was opened in Renfield Street. But it was under the present managing director, Stuart Laing, the great-great-great-great-nephew of founder James Laing, that the company made its most significant move forward.

In 1971, Laings opened in the Argyll Arcade, which every Glaswegian and visitor to the city soon discovers is a European centre of excellence in the jewellery trade.

It was in early 2011 that current owner Stuart Laing was joined by his daughter Wendy, and son in-law Joe Walsh. The 6th generation of the Laings family to join the long standing business, taking Laings of Glasgow into a new era of growth and development.

Within the Grade A listed Victorian shopping centre of the Argyll Arcade, Laings has two stores offering the very best from the world of luxury watches and jewellery. Laings is proud to stock brands include Rolex, Patek Philippe, Jaeger LeCoultre, Cartier and many more. In jewellery they stock an outstanding collection of diamond engagement rings, wedding bands and designer jewellery from around the world. Laings also now offer a bespoke jewellery design service for clients looking for something truly unique.

A passion for design, fine craftsmanship and quality is what defines Laings of Glasgow. It is our aim to ensure that all customers visiting Laings of Glasgow will always be given five star service, helping you to have an enjoyable and relaxing shopping experience both in store and online.