Luxury retailer Mappin & Webb has been appointed Royal Warrant Holder as Jewellers, Goldsmiths and Silversmiths to Her Majesty The Queen.
The announcements comes this month, which is the jeweller’s 240th anniversary. A royal warrant is a coveted mark of recognition of individuals or companies who have supplied good or services to the Household of the British Royal Family.
Brian Duffy, CEO of Aurum, which owns Mappin & Webb, was understandably delighted at the announcement. “This is a fantastic accomplishment for our team, and a significant achievement for the company as we celebrate another milestone this year – our 240th Anniversary," Duffy said. "The company has held royal warrants since 1897 as Silversmiths to Her Majesty The Queen and was appointed as Royal Warrant Holder as Silversmiths to His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales in 1980 and this new appointment further enhances our position in the luxury market and compliments our master craftsman’s role as Crown Jeweller. We are honoured to be part of a company that serves the British Royal Family and Household.”
The royal announcement came at the same time that Mappin & Webb, which has been refurbishing its stores across the country, unveiled its plans to re-launch its own watch brand in the spring of 2016. Although details are scarce at the moment, Duffy confirmed that the watches would be priced between £800-£3,000.