Our History

Our History

Saul Weissbart began working in London as a diamond polisher in the 1940s, and gradually expanded into supplying diamonds to his customers. The business grew from this early beginning and S Weissbart quietly built up a respected reputation in the trade. Many of our valued customers today have been with us from those early trading years.

Located in the heart of the diamond trade in London’s Hatton Garden, and now with offices in the renowned Birmingham Jewellery Quarter, S Weissbart is still a family business, with sons David and Jonathan running their father’s office in time-honoured tradition.

The world of commerce and international trade in the 21st century has been transformed as a result of the internet, but we combine this incredible development with the traditional ethic of first-class traditional service and – most importantly – trust.

About

Saul Weissbart

Saul Weissbart

Saul started as a diamond polisher in 1940 aged 14. In the 1950s, the business turned to supplying diamonds to the trade. Saul was joined by his son David in 1985 and ten years later by his younger son Jonathan.

Saul was a life-long member of the London Diamond Bourse. He served on the Board for over two decades in a variety of roles, helping to shape the policy of London’s diamond trade. He was well-known for his deadpan sense of humour and people still come to the office quoting his jokes.

Saul was interviewed by Rachel Lichtenstein for her 2012 book, Diamond Street: The Hidden World of Hatton Garden, a fascinating account of London’s diamond district. She devoted an entire chapter to him and his memoirs.