Since 1906, David Rosenberg Jewellery have provided the UK with the highest clarity diamonds and the most elusively beautiful metals combined in the form of jewellery sets and pieces. David Ian Rosenberg started off as a goldsmith working for a famous jeweller in the Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham named Michael Cooper.
He was only 16 years old when he started as a goldsmith apprentice but was very skilful at crafting jewellery. Cooper suffered from a severe heart problem and passed away in 1912. With no family to take over the business Rosenberg was elected by the other two workers to take over due to his skilful hands and way with the customers. Cooper’s clientele carried on returning to the shop which was still called ‘Michael Coopers Jewels,’ he eventually changed the shop front name with the money he earned from his first year of trading to ‘David Rosenberg Jewellery’.
His business boomed until 1920, but then business began to dry up as the more affluent in the city were moving to the South of England. In 1925, Rosenberg made the decision to close and migrate to London. In London Rosenberg found it difficult to trade because of the relationships that local family businesses had developed in the area, but because his sets were unique, selling those would always keep his business afloat.
The shop then faced major problems during the World Wars and the Depression. He eventually passed away in 1947 at the age of 54 and his son Adam Rosenberg inherited the business. Adam struggled for a decade but then managed to expand the shop to another one 3 roads down in 1960. 15 years later he managed to open 5 shops throughout the UK.
In 1970 he passed away and then his children Anne and Jacob Rosenberg inherited the shop. They still produce jewellery with the same stamp that their great grandfather used to put on his jewellery sets and currently have 8 stores in the UK.