Explore our stores

Sidwell Street, Exeter

Step through our seemingly small shop front to discover a place you can truly get lost in! Our store in Sidwell Street is set over three floors where on the ground floor you’ll find fine jewellery – new, antique and vintage.
From modern engagement and eternity rings to jewellery dating back to the Victorian era, you’re sure to find that hidden gem here.

Head upstairs to the second floor and discover our vintage watch lounge with luxury brands such as Rolex, Piaget and Cartier to name a few. On the third floor you will find a relaxed area to sit back with a drink and discuss anything from wedding bands to bespoke design.

On the very top floor is our state of the art workshop, where our expert goldsmiths repair, restore and create jewellery from scratch. Our team on the shop floor can assist with all manners of jewellery and watch repairs.

Jordan, Charlotte, Holly, Caroline, Kevin, Rosie, Ally and Lilly all look forward to welcoming you to our shop!

Cowick Street, Exeter

Nestled in the heart of St Thomas, you’ll find our original Exeter shop that Ivor started in the year 1950. An Aladdin’s cave of treasures, here you will discover a vast selection of new and old jewellery, watches and gifts. You’ll find a beautiful selection of engagement rings, wedding rings and jewellery for all occasions. Ivor Doble in Cowick Street has been a trusted jeweller to the locals of Exeter for decades and remains a go to for your jewellery and watch needs.

Jo, Amanda, Jackie and Rosie all look forward to giving you a warm welcome!

High Street, Totnes

In this whimsical market town, you’ll find us in the heart of the High Street – a beautiful old building with even more beautiful jewellery inside!

This store is a hidden gem for those seeking big diamonds, pearls and everything antique! Totnes are proud to display a fantastic range of fine jewellery, new and old, and have a charming selection of vintage silverware too. Here you’ll also find beautiful engagement rings with diamond and coloured gemstones, wedding bands and eternity rings.

The Totnes store is also home to a wonderful collection of vintage watches, you’ll find a large selection of Omega watches from the 1950s to the more modern 2010s. Come in and meet Marvin who will help you find the perfect timepiece.

Alice, Marvin, Angelina and Donna look forward to seeing you!

Fleet Street, Torquay

Located at the centre of the English Riviera you’ll find our beautiful Torquay store. This Art Nouveau inspired building exudes timeless beauty, with an impressive selection of diamonds, coloured gemstones and antique jewellery. We also display a wonderful range of vintage watches with brands such as Rolex, Omega and Cartier. Torquay are proud to display a variety of organic gemstones harder to come by in fine jewellery such as coral, jet and amber, alongside period pieces that date back to the Georgian era. If you are after a truly one-of-a-kind piece of jewellery, our Torquay shop is the place for you.

Emma, our resident Gemologist, Jade, Harry and Lamorna look forward to welcoming you to our treasure trove!

Fore Street, Brixham

Visit the wonderful fishing town of Brixham and you’ll find us right in the heart of the high street. Here you will discover a vast selection of fine and vintage jewellery, new and pre-owned watches and gifts for that special occasion. Our Brixham shop holds a beautiful selection of engagement rings, wedding and eternity rings, where the team will be delighted to help with anything you need. Repairs can be completed on site here or we can assist with repairs to be completed at our Exeter workshop.

Dominika, Steph, Marian, Linda and Ashley look forward to giving you a very warm welcome to our shop!

Our History at Doble Jewellers

1942

Ivor Doble started his journey earning money for his widowed mother and 4 siblings by selling lemonade. Soon after WWII ended, the 17 year old enrolled himself at St Loye’s college in Exeter and began a course in Watch and Clock Making and Repairing.

1946

At age 21, Ivor struck luck at a local arcade after spotting a sack full of broken pocket watches sitting unused in the corner. The owner explained that he used to use them as prizes for the children who visited the arcades, but no longer had any use for them.

After some convincing, Ivor was able to walk away that day with a sack full of opportunity and slowly but surely, Ivor repaired and restored the pocket watches 1 by 1, selling them off at local markets. Soon he was able to save enough money to rent his first Watchmaking shop and have his name.

1949

Ivor met and married his beautiful wife Vera. Joining forces with Vera opened up more opportunities as she was the daughter of Arthur Golesworthy, owner and proprietor of Golesworthy Jewellers in Ottery St Mary, Exeter since 1918.

1950

With Ivor’s watch making experience and Vera’s jewellery knowledge, they opened their first shop together in Cowick street, Exeter. As a highly skilled watchmaker, Ivor undertook all repairs upstairs in the workshop whilst Vera looked after the shop front, jewellery sales and looking after customers. After they closed up the night, it would be a short walk round the back to their little flat above the shop.

1958

After 8 years accumulating loyal customers in Cowick St, Ivor and Vera made the huge move into the heart of Exeter, acquiring a larger premises on Sidwell St. which spanned 3 floors with a large showcase room and an even bigger onsite workshop. This would bring the Ivor Doble’s name to many more people and eventually cement Ivor into the Exeter and South Devon area.

1962

Many bright and eventful years ensued, with Ivor and the team entrenching himself in the Devon and Exeter community. Often seen pitching up at local shows across the county, pictured here at the Devon County show. Anywhere he could gain new customers and talk with new faces, you’d find him.

1970

Ivor’s son, John joined the business at age 17 and went on to train at Plymouth jewellery college in all aspects of the trade including clock making, gold smithing, insurance valuations and sales.

1981

John branched out, bringing the Doble name to the seaside town of Torquay. The shop underwent significant renovation works before its grand opening, taking inspiration from the Art Nouveau era with beautiful curved glass, carved wood and brass detailing to the shops front.

1982

With the shops running successfully, Ivor was ready to take on his next venture. After lifelong support of Exeter City Football Club and as a loyal Exeter man Ivor reached out to Exeter City Football Club, and was soon was elected as chairman of the club.

1986

Another opportunity arose and father and son duo expanded further across Devon opening their store onto Brixham high street.

2002

After 21 years and with Exeter City FC’s first and only title Division win under his belt, Ivor retired from his position as Chairman at age 78. But not before setting up a lunch with friend Uri Geller, the infamous Michael Jackson, David Blaine and son John, gaining huge media coverage for the club.

2015

Time for the 4th generation to enter into the fold. After finishing university, Roo Doble joined the business and trained underneath both Ivor and John before taking the reins on the Exeter shops as Ivor stepped back into later retirement.

2016

With a fresh set of eyes in the family business, Doble Jewellers were able to open their fifth store, 15 Totnes High St. This fabulous store has been a jewellers since 1815 and a pub for over 300 years before that. A very proud moment to be able to place the Doble Jewellers name above the door and carry on the premises rich and successful history.

2018

Celebrating 100 years of trading across 4 generations and with 5 locations now established across South West England, we started working to create cohesiveness between the stores. Rebranding the shops to trade under one name and centralising management so we could offer the same quality service and stock holding across all our stores.

2019

Nancy, sister to Roo, joins the company and together we oversee the grand renovation project of the Sidwell St, Exeter flagship store. With 3 floors and a huge square footage, this was no mean task. Eventually we were able to create two entirely new floors of retail space, giving a home to our vintage watch collection and paying homage to our beginnings with watchmaker Ivor.  

A state of the art workshop was built on the very top floor, giving us the opportunity to expand our repair and bespoke jewellery capacity. We now have 3 full time goldsmiths tinkering upstairs, repairing and building gorgeous jewellery for our and long standing clients, as well as all of our new ones.