Our Story


Michael Matthews is a family run jewellers with extra personality! Our ethos is simple -

  'large enough to serve, but small enough to care'

 Our emphasis is on high quality products coupled with genuine customer service and a code of professionalism that has seen us become one of the most respected and trusted jewellers on the south coast. We have two inspirational showrooms; Westover Road, Bournemouth and The Thackeray Mall, Fareham.

 We specialise in quality pre-owned quality Swiss watches and fine jewellery. Our supplier base spans several continents, allowing us to source some of the most sought after pre-owned watches on the market today, plus unusual and exciting jewellery which includes completely one off pieces from around the world. 

 Our engagement and wedding boutique is at the heart of our wonderful and highly emotive business. We hold one of the most comprehensive collections of hand finished British made wedding rings, all available in all grades of gold as well as both platinum and palladium. Our substantial selection of engagement and dress rings will captivate and excite you. 

 We carry mostly high-grade certificated diamonds to suit most purses in a carefully selected range of designs and sizes.


Michael Matthews was established over twenty years ago by Ian Corica, who named the business after his two sons, Michael and Matthew. 

 From humble beginnings with a small retail outlet in Westbourne, our success saw us open our flagship store on Bournemouth's prestigious Westover Road in the town centre, before substantial growth forced us to move into a much larger showroom at seventeen Westover Road.

 We have cemented our reputation as one of the south coasts most respected and exciting jewellery retailers. We have not only welcomed modern influences, but moved with them. Our informed and friendly staff are one of our greatest assets. Our premises are both inspirational and luxurious, each with a strong personality to match that of its owners. When you enter our stores, or visit our website, you are promised a commitment to a personal service with friendly staff who are always available to advise you.

 To complement our commitment to holding the most exciting collection of luxury pre-owned watches, fine & designer jewellery, our design services, buying expertise and after-sales care, we truly ensure true customer satisfaction.

 Michael Matthews is still owned and run by the Corica family. Ian Corica has over thirty years experience working in the jewellery trade, enjoying aspects of both the retail and wholesale sectors of the industry. Ian has forged a strong reputation as both an honest buyer and seller of fine jewellery and watches in a very close-knit community where ones word is ones bond!