Crystal World was founded in the mid 1970s, and we are a family owned and run business, renowned for our unique and stylish ranges of jewellery and gifts, at affordable prices.
We strongly believe in traditional service, and are happy if our our customers wish to browse.
Our many discerning customers like to pop in, have a chat, and get sound
professional advice from Natalie and Elaine, especially about items they
may have been promising themselves, or about a special or unusual gift
for a loved one, or for a special occasion.
Come and see us at 353 Lymington Road, Highcliffe, Dorset, BH23 5EG. Opening hours: Monday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm
At all times our unique ranges include:
Traditional gold and gem-set jewellery, including diamonds, and many unusual
Contemporary and classic silver jewellery
Beautiful amber-set jewellery in gold and silver
Fashion jewellery (This stock changes to reflect the season's in-colours.)
Traditional christening gifts
A large range of photograph frames
Crystals and minerals
Pens and paper knives
Glass vases, fruit bowls and stem ware
Beatrix Potter china
Watch batteries and straps fitted
Valuations for insurance and probate
We have our own workshop, where a wide range of specialist work is carried out professionally and
promptly by Natalie's father.
This includes all jewellery repairs to antique or modern jewellery, precious
and semi-precious stone replacements, alterations and restorations.
We also undertake most stone re-cutting and polishing work, to rejuvenate
old or damaged stones.
A little more about us
The current owner, Natalie Symes, and her family have owned and run jewellery
shops locally for over 40 years.
Our first Highcliffe shop was opened in the mid 1970s, and was named C & K Jewellers
(based on the current owner's parents initials). The shop is fondly remembered by many long standing loyal customers, and is now the Similan Thai restaurant.
Following a period running a jewellery shop in Christchurch, Natalie's parents returned to Highcliffe in 1987, and opened Gemworld, a former greengrocers at 353 Lymington Road. Natalie's mother later opened
a jewellers in New Milton, also called Gemworld, and in 1993 Natalie took over Gemworld Highcliffe, renamed it Crystal World, and has been the proprietor ever since.
Many other jewellers have come and gone in the years since, but Crystal
World flourishes in an increasingly competitive world because our customers
like our good traditional customer service, our sound advice, our wide
range of quality goods, and our value for money prices. Many discerning
customers prefer to see and handle the products, rather than buy from shopping
channels and the internet.
So despite the High Street changing beyond recognition, Crystal World maintains
traditional values, whilst keeping up with modern demands.
Why not pop in, enjoy our special friendly atmosphere, and let Natalie
and Elaine help you choose that special item that will be cherished for
We also offer a free gift wrapping service.
Gift vouchers are available.