A JEWELLERY store run by a former champion kick boxer turned businessman from Stourbridge has bagged a prestigious industry award.

Bond Jewellery and Diamonds in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter won the National Association of Jewellers Retail Experience Award 2018 at the International Jewellery Show in London on Monday September 3.

Jamie Beech launched the shop in autumn 2016 and in just two years it has punched above its weight to make an impact in the jewellery world.

He said: "This is truly overwhelming for us, especially with the calibre of jewellery stores that we were up against. To be recognised for our customer service and the experience we offer to clients is extremely rewarding as this is something we work very hard to make special and unique. We are over the moon.”

The shop was also shortlisted for the UK Jewellery Awards 2018 in the Bridal Jewellery Retailer of the Year category.