This area of unique character has been described by English Heritage as a ‘national treasure’ and as having a ‘particular combination of structures associated with jewellery and metalworking which does not seem to exist anywhere else in the world’. 

The Jewellery Quarter is well defined and historically referred to as the Hockley area. However, the Jewellery Quarter Business Improvement District (JQ BID) extends far beyond this. 

With such a large area and a diverse mix of business uses, this area rightly deserves its affectionate nickname ‘Birmingham’s Gem’. Its future depends on the community working together to preserve its heritage as well as adding to its history. Here’s a snapshot of what makes the Jewellery Quarter so unique.

Jewellery Quarter,

120 Vyse Street,


B18 6NF