Ricky first opened the shop in 1993 & ever since has not stopped learning about jewellery & watches. He loves talking to customers about watches & jewellery so you’ll normally find him at the front of the shop. As well as talking watches & diamonds, you might hear a joke or two out of his joke book from 1980.
Claire Coleby, wife of Ricky, keeps everyone in check (Everyone being Ricky). With a real eye for new trends, Claire is best at finding new products and was also responsible for the complete design of our shop. Claire has a busy schedule of lunching, coffee drinking & quality checking all magazines.
Mark is in charge of the videography at Coleby’s Jewellers, Mark’s company, ‘Fountain Fotos’, shoot videos around the world so he is only here from time to time. His air-brushing and editing skills are amazing – he is actually 72 years old!
Hayley is head of the on-site workshop and takes on all of our Jewellery repairs & Watch refurbishments. With over 15 years of repair experience, we’re lucky to have such a talented person on board.
Jess is the newest member of Colebys Jewellers. She trained at GIA and has a keen eye for sorting & grading diamonds. Jess deals with most things, from Ricky’s boring paperwork to grading & selling our amazing engagement rings. She never runs out of energy, plus she doesn’t even drink coffee – impressive!
Growing up around Watches & Jewellery and having a GIA (Gemoloical Institute of America) background, Nico has a wealth of Jewellery & Watch knowledge. He takes part in most activities in the business such as; buying, selling, social media, customer care & more. An important player in the business…or so he likes to think!
If you’ve been in before you will have met Lenny – he’s usually at the front of the shop dealing with customers. With over 20 years experience in retail he’s a real asset to the team. If you want to get in his good books he drinks flat whites.
We Specialise in Fine Jewellery and Prestige Watches
Ricky Coleby opened his first jewellery shop in 1993, since its original location in Wickford high street, Colebys Jewellers has grown over the years & moved to bigger premises several times and is now located in the middle of Billericay High Street, Essex. Ricky’s first deal was made when he was 5 (that’s right, 5, you can ask him for the full story)! His passion for jewellery, watches and people has created a global network, bringing you the finest in prestige watches and diamond jewellery to your doorstep in Essex.
Ricky Coleby now runs the business along side his son Nico Coleby. They travel around the world together every year, expanding their contacts and knowledge. Our on-site workshop technician, Hayley, has been working with the Colebys since 2004 and carries out all on-site repairs & makes our bespoke pieces.
We offer you a wide range of services in one place, from making bespoke pieces on site, repairs, a huge stock of watches & jewellery, and also sourcing pieces from our vast network, we’ve spent over 20 years perfecting every process within the jewellery industry making it easy for you. View our Jewellery, Watches or Services page to find out what we offer in greater detail.
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Pictures first to last: Colebys Jewellers front shop view in early 90s. Owner – Ricky Coleby. Head jewellery technician Hayley in the on-site workshop.