When I was young my dad became the owner of a large jewellery workshop in Bradford. At one time 20 guys were creating and repairing jewellery at the bench.
I spent hours in that workshop. A jewellery workshop has all your senses tingling. It was a magical place for a young boy. I can be right there now again - a certain smell, or sound can transport me right back.
Whilst I grew up around jewellery, I didn't intend to become a jeweller. By the time I finished university, the family business now included two retail stores. Dad asked if I could help out, “until you decide what you want to do,” he said.
I joined and immediately loved the work. The store I ran became a drop-in centre. All kinds of waifs and strays would call in for a chat and a coffee. We made friends with everybody. I worked with a great team of people.
I had an ambition though to try something by myself.
The work I enjoyed the most was creating bespoke pieces of jewellery for clients. It was challenging and complicated. For me though this was important work. I'd experienced how emotionally attached clients became to a piece of jewellery made just for them. When the time came for me to follow my own path this is what I set out to do.
Nearly 15 years on and I absolutely believe the unique jewellery I create is superior in every sense to mass-produced high street jewellery. A tailor-made piece of jewellery has far more intrinsic value. Jewellery this special is weighted with extra sentiment. Commissioning a a piece of jewellery for a loved one is also a magical journey and hugely exciting.
Thanks to technology and experience, I am now able to guarantee that commissioning a unique piece of jewellery is totally risk-free. Without doubt it is the most interesting and exciting way to purchase jewellery.
Please get in touch for a no-obligation chat to discuss any design ideas you have. It would be my pleasure to help you create your perfect piece of jewellery.
Chris - July 2018