Mr Wallace Bishop opened his first store in 1917 in Elizabeth Street,
Since then the Bishop family have provided millions of beautiful, quality pieces of jewellery to
customers throughout Queensland and New South Wales for over 100 years. Our century in business is
to the quality craftsmanship of our jewellery, and we have you, the customer, to thank for trusting
provide you with the most carefully selected gemstones and expertly crafted jewellery.
Wallace Bishop has been owned and managed by the same family for over 100 years. We believe
success of this much-loved icon of the jewellery world can be attributed to a culture of
providing highly personalised and genuinely customer-focused service. Our family's
involvement in every aspect of the business means traditional family values sit at the
the Wallace Bishop Group.
1922: Factory and retail store at 125 Adelaide Street, Brisbane.
1925: Flagship retail store on the iconic location opposite King
George Square, Brisbane.
Tradition and Vision
One of Wallace Bishop's defining traits is old fashioned customer service: times may change
valuing our customer’s experience will never go out of fashion.
Wallace Bishop also appreciates traditional craftsmanship. Mr Bishop, and his son Stuart
are both skilled and fully qualified jewellers. Mr Bishop completed his watchmaking
in 1950, and as CEO for much of the 1970s and 80s, Mr Bishop would complete all valuations
diamond buying himself. Stuart, the current CEO, was awarded the prestigious international
DeBeers award for Jewellery Design in 1997.
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Our buying power means we have exceptional value built in