About Us


Cuttings The Jewellers and Pawnbrokers History.pngOur History

Cuttings Jewellers is a family-run independent jewellers and pawnbrokers and the current business has been owned by the Kirkland family for over 50 years. Three generations of jewellers and pawnbrokers have carried on the family tradition, and we are proud to continue the traditional, old-fashioned approach to business - service, quality and value, combined with friendly, and expert advice.

Now we continue to take the business forward, offering the service to a wider audience through various online and social media platforms. We have two successful jewellery and pawnbroking shops in the South-East, specialising in diamonds, fine jewellery and luxury watches, most notably Rolex. We have grown an enviable customer base over the years, providing jewellery services and pawnbroking loans to a variety of clients as more people have realised the ease, speed and cost-effectiveness of the service.

Cuttings Today

Cuttings The Jewellers and Pawnbrokers About Us Staff.pngThe Cuttings shops are now owned by the Kirkland family who have a long history in the Jewellery and Pawnbroking business. Paul has been working in S.H.Cutting Margate for 40 years. His father, Mr. Alfred Kirkland, worked in a Pawnbrokers in North London in the 1930s, starting there when he was just 14 years old. After the war, he continued to work in a London Pawnbrokers before moving down to Margate in 1961.

Paul joined the company straight from school and benefited from his father's wealth of experience. He continued to run the Margate shop for many years until in 2007 the family decided to expand and opened Cuttings in Ramsgate.

The Margate shop continues to be run by the shop manager, Robert Haynes, who has been an invaluable asset to the company for well over 25 years. With his expert knowledge in diamonds, as well as a wealth of experience in all aspects of the jewellery business, Mr. Haynes can offer expert advice whether buying or selling. In the Ramsgate shop, Paul is joined by his son James, bringing the third generation of the family into the Jewellery and Pawnbroking business. Over the years, the Cuttings shop has built up an enviable customer base with clients travelling from Surrey, Sussex, London and even further afield.


Pawnbroking is quick, simple and easy and is now viewed as a competitive financial service, utilising one's assets in a sensible and controlled way. Customers use their own goods as security for a very flexible loan, which can be repaid anytime that suits, from just a few days to 6 months. Interest is only paid for the amount of time used. There are no credit checks - if you own the goods, then the money is yours.


Here are some testimonials about our jewellers and pawnbrokers in Kent from some of our satisfied customers.

Gentleman purchasing an Audemars Piguet Online

“Very serious seller, very available and excellent communication on his part in accordance with 5-star photos and descriptions for my transaction. Thank you!”

Customer buying a Rolex Datejust Online

“Great communication, fast delivery and a beautiful Datejust!”

Customer purchasing a Breitling from Germany

“A perfect deal, super fast (24 hours delivery) with first-class quality... friendly and fast communication... this is how it should be”

Watch customer purchasing online

“Real pleasure to do business with this dealer. Quick responses, flexible and watch exactly as advertised. Would buy again.”

Customer purchasing a watch online

“Exceptional service. The watch even though two years in age looked like it had never been worn at all. I ordered it by 12 and it turned up the very next day. Exceptional customer service by Ed.”

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