COVERED MARKET RE-OPENING UPDATE
Hi everyone, I would firstly like to express our thanks for all your messages of love and support during the lockdown period, and continue to wish you all well until we next see you.
I am pleased to be able to inform you that the Clacton Covered Market, and therefore JK Gems Ltd., will be reopening on the 4th July, slightly later than some other shops.
During the lockdown, we have been spending significant time and expense trying to find the safest ways to adapt the market (and our own three shops within it), to cater for social distancing. This is to keep both the public and stallholders protected as best we can.
When you arrive, you will find that a one-way system has been introduced in the market. Entry is solely through the main doors via the steps – the slope will be exclusively for the use of disabled customers, and the exit point for JK Gems customers only.
To reach JK Gems, you will need to follow the one-way system through the market, and we will be the last shop you come to. All market customers not waiting to see us will be asked to exit via the door at the front/courtyard side of the market, and JK Gems customers will be asked to queue, socially distanced, in our antique stall, until called through by one of us to the jewellery shop.
We will be selling our books and magazines from the book stall itself, rather than at the jewellery stall, to avoid unnecessary queuing. We will also be taking in watch battery and strap repairs at the book stall, NOT at the jewellery stall, again to avoid large groups of people having to wait together.
For the short-term, we will not be able to offer a while-you-wait watch battery or strap service - we will only be able to offer a next-day service. This is to enable us to safely operate, bearing in mind that the items will now need to be sterilised before we can handle them.
Once we’ve served you, you will be asked to exit via the slope as usual, not return back into the market.
Sorry for the long message, but I foresee a lot of confusion amongst staff and customers alike when we reopen, and hopefully this explanation will help! Thanks again, stay safe until we next see you, love James and the team at J.K. Gems Ltd xx
Welcome To J.K. Gems
We are located in the popular undercover market in Clacton-On-Sea, where there are also many other shops and stands to browse. Just a stone’s throw away from the beach, we offer a wide range of jewellery, collectables, watches and quality china. We specialise in Modern, as well as Art Deco, Edwardian and Victorian Gold, Silver and Platinum jewellery – the kind of pieces you simply can’t find in High Street jewellers. You won’t fully appreciate our range of jewellery and watches until you see it in person for yourself, so please feel free to visit us anytime.
We offer probably the most competitive rates in the area for buying and/or part exchanging second-hand jewellery. If you have any pieces of gold or silver lying around the house that you wouldn’t miss, bring them down to us. We hope you will find us friendly, knowledgeable and helpful.
We also specialise in jewellery and watch repairs, as well as our on-site watch battery and strap alterations. We have years of experience under our belts and will do our very best to restore your item back to its former glory.
J.K Gems Antiques
This year, J.K. Gems Ltd launched J.K. Gems Antiques, also based in the Clacton Covered Market, where we buy and sell a large variety of rare, collectable and vintage items.
These include 3000 year old Ancient Egyptian artefacts, early African tribal masks and figures, Ming Dynasty and earlier Chinese figurines and china, vintage toys including clockwork tin plate, teddies and puppets, Edwardian and Victorian Silverware, China including Doulton, Wade, Beswick, Lladro and Goldscheider and vintage enamelled shop signs. We even have a seven foot tall Napoleonic Guardsman we’ve affectionately christened ‘Frenchie’ on duty, ready to welcome you at the door!
We look forward to seeing you sometime soon.