From humble beginnings to revered British heritage brand, David M Robinson’s half-century of success is the result of an innovative approach to craftsmanship and a dedicated commitment to quality service.
With a natural aptitude for craftwork, David Robinson became an apprentice goldsmith for a jewellery repair business on Liverpool’s Hanover Street.
He went to night school to achieve his qualifications, and, shortly afterwards, passed his trade examinations to become a Fellow of the British Gemmological Association.
Mr Robinson founded his eponymous company in 1969, starting with a small shop on North John Street in Liverpool.
David Robinson is presented with the second of his De Beers Diamond International Awards at the Plaza Hotel, New York City, 1969.
In 1972, Liverpool’s original Music Lending Library, which sat in the heart of the city, was acquired by David M Robinson. It became the brand’s much-loved Liverpool showroom, fondly nicknamed the Church Alley showroom in homage to the street it sat on. The insert shows the same building in all it’s DMR glory, after it was acquired and refurbished.
In 1980, Her Majesty The Queen presented a piece of jewellery designed by David, to winning trainer Major W.R. Hern at Royal Ascot’s King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes.
Our exclusive Cloud Nine collection was launched, designed in-house by David Robinson. The collection has since earned its reputation as a modern classic.
In 2006, David M Robinson expands from its roots in the North West, opening a showroom in Canary Wharf, at the heart of London's financial hub, becoming an exclusive agent for Patek Philippe.
DMR's iconic Lunar collection is launched, exclusively to the brand's UK showrooms. The suite remains a popular choice with friends of DMR.
2011 saw the release of an exciting new member of the family, our playful Hopscotch collection, which now remains a regular on the red carpet.
DMR opened the doors to our newly renovated showroom in St. Ann’s Square, Manchester as we celebrated our 50th anniversary.
2022 saw the reopening of our flagship showroom at Liverpool ONE. The first of our new concept showrooms features multiple in-store spaces for client hospitality, including a dedicated Rolex area, private dining room and a champagne bar, as well as on site workshops for our Master Watchmaker and Goldsmiths.
A first for DMR, 2023 saw the opening of our boutique within The Peninsula London. Superbly situated alongside Hyde Park Corner and Wellington Arch, the showroom offers a selection of exquisite pieces from the DMR collection.
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