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In 1869 Alexander and George Cairncross founded A & G Cairncross. Alexander remained a bachelor but George married and had a son and two daughters. George’s son James Charles Cairncross known as Hamish died in 1921, with the responsibility of running the business falling to Hamish’s sons James (Jimmie) and Alistair Cairncross. These two well respected and affable brothers on retiring in 1988 sold the business to Mrs. Flora Rennie. Paramount to the aquisition was the continuation of an independent family run jewellers of which the the Rennie family are very proud.


Today it remains an independent family jeweller. With a quality and friendly service synonymous with the name Cairncross of Perth.


We are stockists of some of the most famous international brands that include Raymond Weil, Tissot, Picchiotti, Chimento, Lapponia, Schoeffel, Dante Cenci, Baccarat, Andrew Geoghegan, Eden and quality used Rolex watches.

Cairncross Jewellers are one of only two shops in the United Kingdom with a licence to sell natural Scottish River Pearls. We have over fifty years experience in dealing with Scottish river pearls. A catalogue of Scottish river pearl jewellery is available on request.


Little Willie the famous Scottish river pearl from the River Tay.















We have on show in the shop “Little Willie” the most famous Scottish river pearl fished and found by Bill Abernethy in 1967.

Scottish River Pearls

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