Chester’s oldest jeweller, Lowe and Sons, is to close this month after 248 years of trading.
The independent firm has reportedly been trading in Chester since 1770 and has occupied its existing historic premises in Bridge Street Row since 1804.
However the store, which is known for trading its unique Chester silverware and vintage jewellery, has come to the end of its lease and the “difficult decision” has been made to close the iconic store for good.
The grand closing will take place on Saturday 14 April and will offer 50% savings on a wide range of stock.
Richard Hogben from Lowe and Sons told the Chester Chronicle: “Deciding to close the business has been a very difficult decision and we have thought long and hard about it.
“The store is seen very much as part of the city and its rich retail history is a story to behold. Ultimately, as the lease has reached its end, it is the right decision for us to cease trading at this time.
“We are very pleased that we are able to hold this close-down sale and offer our valued customers a final chance to take away a beautiful and memorable piece of jewellery; and of course, a last opportunity to look around the spectacular premises.”