Back open for business

We are pleased to announce that we are open! We have re-arranged our shop floor to welcome you back and have put in place new procedures to help keep you and our staff safe. We have made available hand sanitiser, disposable gloves and clear floor markings. To better serve you, we are offering appointment times throughout the day. Please call us on 01865 243 787 to arrange a time. Our opening hours are slightly reduced for the time being: Monday through Saturday 10am - 5pm. We are here to help you with any enquiries you may have and we can help you remotely if you are unable to make it in. Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you.


Payne & Son was founded in 1790 and after eight generations is still run by members of the same family.

John Payne opened a silversmiths and jewellers in Wallingford in 1790, with other shops opening in Abingdon 1825, Banbury 1842 and Tunbridge Wells 1870, all run by various members of the Payne family. George Septimus Payne inherited the Abingdon shop in 1874, but 14 years later, he decided to move to Oxford. Payne & Son (Goldsmiths), Oxford, started trading in January 1889 and have been at 131 High Street ever since.

So now, after 230 years, we have the 7th and 8th generations of Paynes in this family business in Oxford.

Payne & Son specialises in 20th century and contemporary silver, as well as modern jewellery, and is a major stockist of Georg Jensen.