It was over 185 years ago that John Rossiter opened his jewellery, watch and clock shop on Weston-super-Mare High Street and over that time our core values haven't changed. Today, still a family business, we are Weston-super-Mare's oldest retailer and proud of our rich heritage.
We've built our reputation on integrity, knowledge, and trust, which is why our customers return time and time again to enjoy the traditional values, personal touch and honesty they experience every time.
Rossiter & Sons have three established showrooms in North Somerset and Devon, where our knowledgeable and friendly staff are waiting to greet you, offering advice and help on our range of goods and services. Be it that special purchase, a repair, a valuation or just advice, we will do our best to assist. If you cannot find what you are looking for, allow us to order that special piece for you as we have long-standing relationships with craftsmen in Hatton Garden and other centres of excellence in our trade.
Above all, whether buying or browsing, enjoy looking at the quality products we have to offer and thank you for visiting Rossiter & Sons Jewellers.
The modern August birthstone, peridot has been prized as a jewellery stone since ancient times. Though peridot is widely recognized by its brilliant lime green glow, the origin of this gemstone’s name is unclear. Most scholars agree that the word “peridot” is derived from the Arabic faridat, which means “gem;” however, some believe it’s rooted in the Greek word peridona, meaning “giving plenty.” Perhaps that’s why peridot was, according to lore, associated with prosperity and good fortune.
Peridot is the rare gem-quality variety of the common mineral olivine, which forms deep inside the Earth’s mantle and is brought to the surface by volcanoes. In Hawaii, peridot once symbolized the tears of Pele, the volcano goddess of fire who controls the flow of lava. Rarely, peridot is also found inside meteorites.
Though it is known as “the Evening Emerald” because of its sparkling green hue, peridot looks good any time of day.