A family-run jewellery store will be closing at the end of the year after over a century of trading as its owners are retiring.
Located at the corner of Peirson Place and King Street, Pearce Jewellers was founded in 1909 by H. J. Pearce.
After several years in the jewellery trade and becoming the Manager of C T Maine Jewellers - another local jeweller which has now closed - Mr Pearce opened his store in 3 King Street where it is still situated today.
Over the years, four generations of the Pearce family have served islanders in the shop. But this long-standing history is set to come to an end in December when owners Jane and Peter Pearce retire.
"Pearce Jewellers will close at the end of 2019," they wrote on the store's Facebook page. "Thank you for the past 110 years - we've loved every minute!"
The announcement was met with sadness by islanders, with many mourning what they described as "the end of an era". "That is sad news, another part of Jersey history closing, the high st. will be a sadder place without you," one noted.
Many also shared memories of items bought in the shop. One islander wrote: "Special presents have been bought at Pearce the Jewellers and will be a permanent reminder of you. Enjoy your retirement."
Another wrote: "I’m so sad. I will miss you so much. I can remember going to your shop when I was a little girl with my granny. Another bit of Jersey’s uniqueness and charm gone."
"Thank you so much for so many years, we’ve bought special gifts from you over the years including our daughters 21st gifts, not to mention their christening gifts too! Happy Retirement, happy for you, sad for us," a woman wrote.
"We are very grateful for all of the comments and messages we have received, thank you all for your kind words," the owners added this morning.
It is believed another jeweller's shop will take over when Pearce closes.
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