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Christmas Opening Times

Monday to Saturday - 9:30am to 5:30pm

Sunday 16th & 23rd - 10:00am to 4pm 

 

Christmas Eve - 09:30am to 2:30pm

25th, 26th & 27th December - Closed


History

Payne & Son was founded in 1790 and after eight generations is still run by members of the same family.

John Payne opened a silversmiths and jewellers in Wallingford in 1790, with other shops opening in Abingdon 1825, Banbury 1842 and Tunbridge Wells 1870, all run by various members of the Payne family. George Septimus Payne inherited the Abingdon shop in 1874, but 14 years later, he decided to move to Oxford. Payne & Son (Goldsmiths), Oxford, started trading in January 1889 and have been at 131 High Street ever since.

So now, after 228 years, we have the 7th and 8th generations of Paynes in this family business in Oxford.

Payne & Son specialises in 20th century and contemporary silver, as well as modern jewellery, and is a major stockist of Georg Jensen.