Official website of the Jewellery Quarter

Official website of the Jewellery QuarterUPDATE Jewellery Quarter Essential Shopping Guide - Read MoreUPDATE Jewellery Quarter Agency Strikes Gold in University Challenge - Read MoreUPDATE Photographers Show Their Love For JQ - Read MoreUPDATE Marketing Agency raises money for The National Autistic Society - Read MoreUPDATE Local Florist Qualifies for RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017 - Read More

A Poem About the Quarter

This poem was inspired by poet Ian McMillan’s visit to the Jewellery Quarter. The Poem itself is actually engraved into the material which makes the seam that runs down the middle of the Golden Square on Warstone Lane.

Talking to Somebody about the Jewellery Quarter, by Ian McMillan

This place shines. It really shines. Put that in your poem: it shines. I’m scribbling as fast as I can,
but this place is many faceted, Like a jewel, you mean? Very clever. Don’t forget: it flippin’ shines.
It’s a kind of multi-faceted and gleaming and, yes, shining, asset. To a city that’s already full to bursting with ideas and places.
Put this in your poem: it’s been here for two hundred years. And have you mentioned The Big Peg?
Not yet but I will, I will, It was a place where jewellers with their gleaming faces?
Yes, if you like, gathered in this city… am I making myself clear? It kind of moves, this places,
it dances, it shimmies, it’s never still. Shimmers. I like that. That’s really helpful, thankyou very much.
No, shimmies, mate; it dances, this place really moves and shines. A bit like a jewel does; Thanks,
thanks… It sparkles to your touch The Jewellery Quarter: craft and art and business meet. Sublime!

– Find out more about Ian McMillan by clicking here.

Latest News


Jewellery Quarter Essential Shopping Guide

With over 100 independent retailers, restaurants, cafes, coffee shops and bars you can buy with…


Jewellery Quarter Agency Strikes Gold in University Challenge

Jewellery Quarter-based brand experience agency, IE Brand, was awarded two Gold trophies at the Transform…

Events Calendar

<< Apr 2017 >>
27 28 29 30 31 1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30