About us

Gem Sleuth is a small online jewellery retailer, originally founded in memory of a late family member, Christina Whitehouse, who knew a thing or two about gemstones. Inspired by the vibrant colours and natural textures of gemstones, she built up a large collection of new and vintage pieces over her lifetime. Bought largely as an investment, most of the jewellery you'll find here are one-offs, sold as new or open boxed, still tagged and in their original packaging.

Today, Gem Sleuth sells a combination of fine jewellery from established brands like Gemporia and TJC, as well as one-off classics and vintage pieces dating back to the 1950s.  And being owned by MX Publishing, the world's largest publisher of authentic Sherlock Holmes stories, Gem Sleuth also sources other timeless gems, all inspired by the character and adventures of the legendary Sleuth. 

The universal themes of mystery, connections and brilliance is what binds the worlds of fine jewellery and Sherlock Holmes.  And there are more obvious links too, with jewels featuring in many of the original and new adventures of Sherlock Holmes - The Adventure of The Blue Carbuncle, The Red Headed League, The Sign of Four and The Adventure of the Mazarin Stone to name just a few. 

So, whether you're looking to add a bit of mystery and sparkle to your wardrobe or have an anniversary or special occasion to celebrate, you'll find, our jewellery both authentic and affordable. 

We've also created an online shopping experience that delivers the reassurance of a 30 day no quibble returns policy, and that you'll find fun and enjoyable. And we haven't stopped there. In an ongoing tribute to Christina, we donate 10% of sales from this website to her favoured charity, The RSPCA.