Rob Suckling, director of George Moss, looks on as Malcolm Diamond prepares to cut a ribbon declaring the new George Moss jeweller's open.

Diamonds and snow come together for opening of George Moss jewellers

A diamond … Malcolm Diamond … opened the new George Moss jewellers in Uckfield this morning.

He snipped a ribbon to declare the shop open and told Uckfield News it was good to see a local independent business expanding.

He is a George Moss customer himself and said he equated George Moss with quality while quoting Benjamin Franklin who said: “The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten.”

Rob Suckling director of George Moss said he was “ecstatic” to have opened the new shop at 140 High Street at last.


George Moss is known for creating its own snow during Uckfield late night shopping each Christmas so it seemed appropriate that the real stuff fell as the jeweller’s new shop opened to the public.

Rob added: “It has been a slow uphill battle to get the shop open. But I think the quality of the shop, with its strong vibrant colours, speaks for itself. I am really pleased with the way it looks.”

He added the aim was to make it welcoming to all. There was something for everyone, with prices ranging from £19 upwards.

Rob said he was grateful to Malcolm, non-executive chairman of the Uckfield-based global business TR Fastenings for opening the new premises. “He is a captain of industry, a very successful businessman praised by everyone … and I also like the name.”


The George Moss team, settled at last in their new premises at 140 High Street, Uckfield.

Malcolm recalled the way Uckfield Chamber of Commerce, when he was president and a member of the executive committee, worked hard to keep free parking in the town and said that remained very important to business.

He admitted to Rob that he had cut a few ribbons to open premises in his time. Most recently he opened a big new warehouse for TR in Shanghai where the company supplies the automotive and electronics industries.

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