About us

Glydon & Guess is a fourth generation family run business, established in the Royal Borough since 1940. We have a long serving team of highly-skilled jewellers, expert valuers and a master clockmaker who work together to make Glydon & Guess so unique. 

The History of Glydon & Guess

On the 14th June 1940, Violet Guess and Thomas Glydon opened the doors of Glydon & Guess in Crown Passage, Kingston as clock and watch specialists. Servicing, repairing and selling a range of quality time pieces, they soon became a well respected, reliable business. In 1973 Violet's son Roy, who was trained as a first class watch maker during his national service, took over the business. With his wife, Pamela, he introduced jewellery to the shop and transformed Glydon & Guess into a thriving retail jewellers.

5 years later Roy's son, Andrew, joined the business having trained in jewellery making, jewellery restoration and gemology. Andrew introduced vintage and antique jewellery to the business and continued to build on the family's heritage. The father and son partnership worked together for many years, moving the business to the current location of 14 Apple Market.

Our team

Johnathan joined the company in 1985. He is an expert valuer, engaged in valuing the Royal Borough's chattels. His expertise and deep knowledge of vintage and antique jewellery has made him a key figure within the business, with many of our clients requesting his personal services.

Our master clockmaker has been with us for over 60 years. Tony joined the company as an apprentice, aged 15, making him one of the longest serving employees in the country. 

 

Our amazing jeweller Anya has worked with us since 2000. Her bespoke jewellery designs and creations are second to none. 

 

Guy is an important part of our team. He has been repairing and altering jewellery in our workshop for many years.

Andrew's daughter, Matilda is the fourth generation of our family to work at Glydon & Guess. Matilda is bringing the business into the 21st century, combining her in depth knowledge of the jewellery trade with her technical skills to create and maintain our website.