Our History, Our Heritage

From the Oxford English Dictionary, ‘heritage’ is a ‘special or individual possession’ and for the 50+ years of John Macintyre & Son’s existence, this is how the business has been treated; as a family member, with love, care, and consideration.


The year is 1965 and a small pawn broker’s shop called “John Macintyre” opens in Braehead Street in the Gorbals area of Glasgow.

Where it all began

1975 “& SON” WAS BORN!

In 1975 the Macintyre family acquired 14 Mitchell Lane and began a diamond journey that continues today. Renowned for highest quality, largest selection at the best price, John Macintyre & Son boasts a range of diamond jewellery, gold, silver, watches and giftware. .


Throughout the 70s, 80s and 90s customers with a wholesale membership card save up to 40% off high street prices! Famous jeweller to the stars of the… NHS, Police, Fire and Glasgow City Council.


John Macintyre & Son made the transition into its fourth decade and third generation. “Heritage” is defined as a special possession and for over 40 years of John Macintyre & Son this is how the business has been treated, as a family member, with love!


As the 20th century draws to a close Grant has more ambitious plans, he has a vision. Our biggest hurdle was the queue! So in 1999 we separated diamonds and watches over two floors and expanded our team of staff to alleviate the infamous queue. John Macintyre & Son became Scotland’s largest jewellery store with over 6,000 square feet of diamonds, gold, silver and watches galore. The expansion continues today with over 20 designer brands.


The customer demand was massive so we opened our doors to the public, driving our passion for “service, selection and quality at a price that can’t be beat!”


The Millennium – Firstly famous for engagement rings, and now showcasing Rotary, Seiko, Citizen, Accurist, DKNY, Guess and D&G Time.


The jewellery workshop expanded into out third floor showroom and the jobs came flooding in! Whether you are looking to breathe life back into an old diamond ring, create a bespoke piece or simply remove links from a watch our jewellers are happy to help. The workshop remains one of our busiest departments today. We are very proud of our workshop and our skilled craftspeople. Our team continues to perform consistently and reliably to extremely high standards. The workshop is equipped with the very best equipment so that we are able to offer an impressive service.


Our online shopping experience is tailored to emulate our instore experience – enter our world of diamonds, gold, silver, watches and giftware. With over 20,000 pages of fashion forward trends including diamond engagement rings, wedding rings, diamond eternity rings, diamond jewellery, pearls, gold, silver, giftware and brand name watches. Citizen, Rotary, Michael Kors and Armani to name a few.


At John Macintyre & Son we are famous for Scotland’s largest selection, highest quality diamonds at a price that can’t be beat! As diamond dealers and manufacturers with over 40 years’ experience, we are able to offer an exceptional selection of the highest quality of diamonds @ wholesale prices. We have a global diamond buying team that deal directly with New York, India, Hong Kong, Antwerp and Tel Aviv to bring the BEST quality and value available to 14 Mitchell Lane.