H.Samuel is a mass-market jewellery chain, operating in the United Kingdom and Ireland. It is the number one middle mass-market jewellery store in the United Kingdom.
The chain is part of the Signet Group who also owns the Ernest Jones and Leslie Davis high-street jewellery stores in the UK. Signet Group, listed on the London and New York stock exchanges also owns Sterling, the largest speciality jewellery retailer in the United States of America, which operates the number one Kay brand, Jared the Galleria Of Jewellery and a further ten regional brands.
Number of stores:
The first H. Samuel retail store opened in Preston in 1890.
To accommodate the growing business, the company moved to large headquarters in Birmingham in 1912.
After the war, Harriet's grandsons Gilbert and Robert took over as chairman and vice chairman.