1781

Asprey was founded in Mitcham, Surrey by William Asprey

1847

Asprey's flagship store opens in New Bond Street

Asprey's New Bond Street Store

1851

Asprey is awarded the Gold Medal by Queen Victoria at The Great Exhibition

The Great Exhibition 1851 in Crystal Palace

1862

Asprey recieves its' first Royal Warrant from Queen Victoria

Royal Coat of Arms of Queen Victoria

1889

Edward VII grants the second Royal Warrant to Asprey

Warrant from Edward VII

1925

HM Queen Mary commissions a five strand pearl necklace from Asprey, this is later given to HRH Princess Margaret on the occassion of her 18th birthday

HRH Princess Margaret's necklace

1930

Maharajah of Patiala commissions five trunks, one for each of his five wives

The Maharjah of Patiala

1973

A bespoke chess set is commissioned for Ringo Starr's birthday

Ringo Starr's chessboard

1975

Asprey receives the Queen's Award to industry from HRH Queen Elizabeth II

1980

Asprey Polo is founded, the finest English polo equipment for both player and pony

1998

Asprey merges with Garrard to become Asprey & Garrard

2001

Asprey opens the polo store at the Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club

2002

Asprey focuses on its historical remit, the ultimate in British lifestyle, as it demerges from Garrard

2002

World renowned diamond cutter, Gabi Tolkowsky, creates the Asprey Cut

The Asprey Cut Diamond

2004

Lord Foster and David Mlinaric renovated the flagship store in New Bond Street

Interior of 167 New Bond Street

2004

Asprey opens it first overseas flagship store in New York

Asprey New York Fifth Avenue

2004

Keira Knightley becomes the new face of Asprey

Keira Knightley Ad Campaign

2006

Asprey celebrates its 225th anniversary, receiving its own 'Coat of Arms'

The Asprey Coat of Arms

2008

Asprey becomes the official jewellery sponsor of the Orange British Academy Film Awards