Have you managed to get any of your Christmas shopping done yet? If you are stuck ideas and in need of something special for a loved one, take a look at our round up below which features some of Cornwall’s best jewellers and makers. Thanks to our Twitter followers for their fab suggestions!
Bloody Mary Metal, Truro
Bloody Mary Metal’s workshop is based in Truro, which is where they create their original jewellery designs in silver & gold. They describe their customers as ocean lovers, beach bums, moto babes & adventurers alike. Stuck for ideas but want them to make you something unique? Take a look through some of the beautiful Bespoke pieces they’ve already created. Whilst they won’t identically replicate these, as they were made as one-offs, you can get an idea of the sorts of things they can do for your budget! Although they are Cornwall based, they are international in profile, shipping their creations worldwide.
Michael Spiers, Truro
Michael Spiers Jewellers prides itself on an unrivalled reputation. Established by its namesake, the late Michael Spiers, the family-inspired ethos of putting the customer first is still evident today. Whether you are considering buying an engagement ring, wedding rings or investing in a watch, their team will make you feel welcome, help you to select from their extensive range of products, and offer you the advice you need to make the right choice. They are proud to offer the finest Swiss watches including Rolex, Omega, Breitling, Tag Heuer, Tudor, Gucci and Tissot.
St Justin Jewellery, Penzance
St Justin’s jewellery, gifts and accessories are crafted by hand and eye in Cornwall, made from pewter, bronze, silver, Cornish tin jewellery. The tin they use for their jewellery comes from a ship wrecked in 1863. It was originally smelted in Cornwall and carries an ancient pedigree not to be found elsewhere. Celtic crosses are a strong part of their collection as there are so many granite versions to be seen in Cornwall. They craft pendants, earrings, brooches, kilt pins, buckles and hair slides. St Justin jewellery is not only a re-creation of the past, but a continual evolution of living art created by craftsmen for the people of today.
Justin Duance, Penzance
Justin Dunce are a small jewellery workshop based in Cornwall (UK), who hand make all of their contemporary jewellery from recycled precious metals and salvaged woods. All of their beautiful rings can be used as wedding rings, and they have a growing range of engagement rings for each of their collections. Specialising in wood inlay rings and sandcasting – a recently developed technique that is unique to Justin Duance – they are happy to use your own wood in their wooden rings – and your own sand for their rustic sandcast rings too. They offer the opportunity to customise their designs to make each piece bespoke to suit you.
Wearnes, Helston & Falmouth
Recent sympathetic re-design and refurbishment of the exquisite jewellers’ stores by Sarah Corbridge, the great granddaughter of founder William Wearne, has brought a modern influence into an establishment with unmatchable experience and professionalism, bringing Wearnes to the forefront in retail jewellery. Sarah’s artistic flair has created a luxury feel by using hand embroidered silks and crystal, a beautiful shopping experience. Her jewellery is both classic and contemporary using only the best gemstones cherrypicked worldwide. Specially designed bespoke commissions and remodelling of family heirlooms have become Wearnes speciality – and tokens of love leave romantically from Cornwall for all over the world.
Natalie Faye, Penzance
Bespoke, handmade silver jewellery, crafted in Cornwall. This Cornish jewellery collection has been created by Natalie Faye. Natalie Faye combines silver, gold and copper with love, passion and care in creating all of the handcrafted jewellery you see on the site. She thoroughly enjoys making bespoke, customised pieces and thrives on liaising with customers to create a design that is unique to them that she, and they, are completely happy with. Whether you’re seeking a pair of beautiful silver earrings to wear every day, a stunning necklace to make a real statement at a party, maybe that extra-special wedding or engagement ring, or a personalised gift for a loved one, Natalie Faye’s jewellery collection will inspire, excite and tempt.
Starboard Jewellery, St Ives
Starboard Jewellery offer two beautiful collections to choose from; Starboard Handmade Jewellery and Portside Jewellery. Their Starboard Handmade Jewellery collection is crafted in their workshops in St Ives and Porthleven in Cornwall, UK. They create beautiful handmade silver rings, earrings and necklaces with mixed metal copper and bronze details with pearls and semi-precious stones. Their rings can be custom sized for the perfect fit, they’ll just need your finger size. Each piece in this collection is unique in it’s own way. You can commission your own custom handmade jewellery from their jeweller in Cornwall, recommending using pinterest for visual inspiration.
Sadie Jewellery, Newquay
Sadie Jewellery craft individual sterling silver creations, made with unique and beautiful gemstones and sea glass, discovered during beachcombing. Worn by the waves, recycled from the sea… No two are ever the same. Their bespoke sterling silver wire creations are designed and handmade in Cornwall, and give you the option to create items to your preferences, sizes and style.
Stephanie Stevens, St Ives
Stephanie Stevens is an exquisite bespoke wedding and occasion jewellery designer based in beautiful St Ives, Cornwall. Stephanie qualified as a Jeweller through City & Guilds in 2010 is an active member of some very reputable associations, including Made In Cornwall. Since releasing just a few small collections, Stephanie’s work has grown from strength to strength now selling in galleries such as Trelissick Gallery and Trelowarren Gallery, and three very reputable wedding studios; Divine Divine, Frocks & Frills and The Bridal Room. Stephanie also offers a bespoke wedding jewellery service. This involves working closely with her clients to design engagement and wedding rings completely tailored to each individual.
Emily Nixon, Hayle
Living in West Cornwall has shaped the work Emily makes. The sculptural forms and textures of the coastline are a constant fascination; she loves the fabric-like twists and folds of seaweed, the diversity in the contours of pebbles, the weathered character of flotsam she sees washed up along the shore. This dichotomy of the precious and the organic – special stones encircled by sea worn fragments of silver – characterises so much of her inspiration. At the heart of her work remains the sculpture and tapestry of her early practice. Emily has a fabulous collection of rings finished at the studio so get in touch if you can’t find your perfect ring on her website, and she will be glad to help.