Simon discovered the joys of making jewellery at Art College in the late 1970’s and was inspired when being tutored in 3d design by Bill Woodrow, the noted sculptor. Whilst working in a jewellery shop in his home town of Loughton, Essex, he learnt the foundation skills needed for the intricate repair and restoration of all types of jewellery. Simon progressed to manage a retail shop and workshop in The City of London.
In 1992 Simon set up his own business and has not looked back since...
"My design inspiration comes from just about anything from nature to architecture, or by the art nouveau and art deco jewellery that I restore. I can also be inspired by a particular stone or the material chosen.”
Simon’s bespoke design pieces are in the main made from silver, gold, platinum, acrylic, enamel, as well as semi and precious stones; however, he also specialises in making engagement and wedding rings designing, sourcing stones, and ensuring that it meets the customers’ wishes.
Simon has made pieces for Madam Tussauds and various celebrities – please don’t ask who because confidentiality and discretion are two more qualities that Simon prides himself on.
His expertise and skills are regularly called upon to help restore pieces for museums and collectors alike; in particular pieces from the Arts and Crafts movement as well as the Art Nouveau and Deco periods.
The shop/workshop is located in historic Clerkenwell Green, just a gemstone’s throw from Hatton Garden. Surrounded by some great pubs, bars, and restaurants the area is a popular choice for tourists and day-trippers alike. Visitors are made welcome whether just for a browse or to discuss specific requirements.