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VOHS: Cupitt Jeweller

What’s the history of Cupitt Jeweller? Claude Cupitt started the business in Bromsgrove, in 1946. When he retired in 1979 his son Jim took over the business with his wife Sue. They relocated the shop to its current location at Beech Tree House. Jim was a passionate jeweller who had …

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VOHS: Winsor Bishop

When was Winsor Bishop founded? The company was founded in 1834 and we have been on the same site since, although in 2010 we did expand into next door’s premises. You’re on track for record sales growth, why has the company performed so well this year? We have had an …

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VOHS: Banks Lyon

When was Banks Lyon founded? Banks Lyon Jewellers was founded by myself in 1985. Having served various apprenticeships at H. Samuel, Mappin & Webb and Goldsmiths alongside gaining a distinction in my FGA, my father was convinced of the seriousness of my intentions to become a jeweller in Lancaster thus helped …

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VOHS: Silver Tree Jewellery

Tell us about the history of Silver Tree Jewellery Silver Tree Jewellery was founded in 1982 initially as Lancaster’s only silver jewellery shop. In 1991, Pat Gibson bought the business and Silver Tree Jewellery was the go-to place for sterling silver and semi-precious stone jewellery. Pat sadly passed away in …

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Jessica Cartwright, Clive Ranger, Cardiff

Tell us about Clive Ranger Jewellery Clive Ranger is a small, family-owned business that started up in 1977, but was taken over last year by our former manager, Carl Parry. We pride ourselves on old-fashioned customer service and continue to manufacture our own diamond rings so our jewellery has a …

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Claire Mortimer, Chapelle Jewellery, Nottingham

Tell us about Chapelle Jewellery. Our first store opened in 1998 when our directors identified the opportunity of being the jewellery specialist in the out-of-town designer outlets. We provide a retail environment for brands and manufacturers to clear their overstocks and previous seasons’ models without competing with the current ranges …

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Molly Cleagg of Murano Silver, Market Deeping

At 18 you chose to go into the jewellery industry rather than university, what helped you make that decision? It was easy. I loved my Saturday job, I love jewellery and I love being in shop during the day chatting to people, helping them choose pieces and just being around …

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