F Hinds

F Hinds

F Hinds is a chain of jewellery retailers operating in England and Wales. They sell the usual items found in jewellery stores such as earrings, bracelets, necklaces, rings and watches. They even sell a range of clocks and gifts for many occasions. F. Hinds operates more than 100 stores and employs more than 1000 staff members. In 2008, the jewellery retailer joined the Responsible Jeweller Council to verify their commitment to providing as-advertised jewellery and have passed audit inspections to prove their products’ authenticity.

F Hinds Opening Times And Store Locations

Their 100-and-counting establishments can be found spread throughout England and Wales. They can be seen on the high streets and in shopping centres of major town and cities. In fact, they are exceptionally distributed and in more than 100 different locations. This means many people have access to one of their branches. Some residents will have easy access to more than one of their stores. Those living in Sheffield, Bristol and Southampton have the most branches nearby. To recognise a store, you should look out for their distinct logo. It simply reads the company name with the line “jewellers since 1856” written below. All the text is in a dark purple on a white background. Stores are usually decorated using these two colors.

It is always best to consult the specific F. Hinds opening times before visiting to avoid disappointment and not getting the luxurious jewellery you deserve. Some of their establishments can have different hours and hours can change significantly on New Year's Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Christmas, Boxing Day and bank holidays. On these days, stores may well be closed. To search for specific F Hinds opening times, you can use the user-friendly tool here on opening-times.co.uk. In general, most F. Hinds opening times are exactly the same. From Monday to Saturdays, branches are open from 9am until 5.30pm. On Sundays, many of their stores remain closed all day. Never leave things to chance and instead find F Hinds opening times near you with the click of a button at opening-times.co.uk.

Five Things You Didn’t Know About F. Hinds

The loyal F Hinds customers may think they know a lot about the retailer. However, there are many things about the jewellers, their history and the way that they operate that is not common knowledge among most of the general public. These include:

  1. The company is over 150 years old, formed in 1856
  2. It was divided into two companies with the other half becoming a theatre and film company - the famous Hammer Film Company who are well-known for their horror films!
  3. The founding family still own the business having passed down control through subsequent dynasties
  4. They feature on Barclaycard’s loyalty scheme
  5. F. Hinds have expanded into the market for buying gold from customers

Products And Services

F Hinds sell a range of products. Their popular items include wedding rings and engagement rings. Their engagement rings may feature different types of stones, including rubies, diamonds, sapphires, emeralds, tanzanite, blue topaz and more. They also sell a range of diamond necklaces, earrings, bracelets – including a men’s range. Their jewellery stock includes well-known brands such as Fred Bennett, D for Diamond, Oliver Webber, Coco88 and much more.  

Lesser known products include gift items and clocks. They sell ten different types of clocks from miniature clocks to musical clocks. Their range of gifts includes pens, sculptures, photo frames, compact mirror, cufflinks, personalised gifts among other items. They run an online blog which will discuss the latest trends and specific items for sale. Products can be purchased in-store or online for home delivery via their official website.

A Brief History

F Hinds was founded by a clockmaker’s son by the name of George Henry Hinds in 1856. After the second world war, when the business remained in the family, the two brothers separated the business. One half of the business remained a jewellery business while the other half went into the film industry and became famous for making horror films. The film business still exists by the name of Hammer Film productions and has had much success. Today, F. Hinds remains in the family as an established and successful jewellery retailer.

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