About us

2013 Barnstaple, Melissa Holt and Matthew Holt establish the HOLTS Jewellery boutique supplying fine diamond engagement and wedding rings, with an emphasis on personal service. 
“I have always loved the history and charm of antique jewellery, each piece is totally unique and I am always searching for the right pieces that will fit perfectly in our shop and online store.
Researching each piece to find out where it was made is something that I love to do, I always find it fascinating to delve into it’s history and imagine where it might have been worn and who might have owned it. Finding each piece a new home and a new love story to carry on its journey is a very privileged opportunity to have, I especially love helping couples to find the perfect engagement and wedding rings”

Melissa Holt always dreamt of one day having her own business and doing something to incorporate her creative mind and her love of all things vintage, she just didn't know what! After growing up in Hertfordshire, England, Melissa moved to Devon on the South West coast where her grandfather had a jewellery shop in a little coastal town. After working for her grandfather; an established jewellery expert with over 40 years experience, Melissa quickly developed an ability to spot the unique and exquisite. With time, she absorbed this knowledge and experience and decided to set up her own business in HOLTS Jewellery with the help and support of her husband Matthew who she met whilst living in Devon. The idea to offer antique pieces online and be available to customers all over the world is something that Melissa and Matthew came up with together to work alongside the already thriving wedding ring side of the business.

Matthew Holt is the creative force behind the branding and styling of HOLTS Jewellery, his precision and keen eye for detail ensure that the shop is always looking at its best as well as moving in the right direction. Matthew loves searching Instagram for the latest trends and display ideas, as well as following other jewellery enthusiasts all over the world. Born in Bedfordshire, Matthew grew up not far from Melissa, but the couple were to meet in Devon where they both relocated to with their families. In 2014 Matthew proposed to Melissa in Italy, a place they both love and they later married there in 2015 in a stunning 13th Century chapel surrounded by close family and friends.

The two now embark on the journey of establishing their very own jewellery boutique HOLTS, specialising in the finest diamonds, bespoke jewellery, and antique engagement and wedding rings of bygone eras - with a particular fancy for Art Deco. Bespoke wedding rings are also a specialty, with over one-thousand designs and combinations to choose from including shaped and diamond set bands. Melissa and Matthew love to make the process of creating your wedding rings as wonderful as possible.