meet the team
Shirley - Founder and Director (F.G.A Diamond Dip)
Shirley began her journey as a goldsmith in early 1979, developing a unique talent for jewellery craft as an apprentice. With a clear vision for creating her own brand, Shirley started her own design and manufacturing company and quickly became known for her exquisite flair in design. Design and crafting at the bench are her passion. Even 35 years into her career, Shirley’s motto is that in jewellery you are constantly learning and developing new skills. During her time as a goldsmith Shirley has earned an award for Scottish Gift of the Year, and has worked closely with Organ Donation Scotland to create pieces of jewellery in memory of those who have saved a life through Organ Donation. The Loveseat, which is displayed in Kelvingrove Art gallery, features hundreds of silver pieces designed and made by Shirley and represent those who have donated. Shirley is a pioneer of shaped Wedding Bands and still specialises in them today, as well as diamond engagement rings and jewellery remodelling
Malcolm - Director
Malcolm is an ex BBC cameraman and now specialises in jewellery photography. He shoots all our bespoke pieces to allow clients to see the beautiful jewellery we create. He works alongside Hannah in developing our Social Media and Website, creating content for our followers. He manages all the business accounts, as well as selling on the shop floor. Having seen Shirley’s talents grow over the years, Malcolm is the ideal person to speak with about just what we can create for you. He helps many of our clients when purchasing special pieces of jewellery, and knows our stock inside out. After all, he has been photographing many of our in house pieces for 20 years!
Hannah - Director (P.J Dip)
Hannah joined the Family business in 2010 as general front of house manager and bench jeweller. She has gained tremendous bench skills working alongside Shirley since then, and has captured the essence of our in house style which clients visit us for. When you come to our store, you will most likely be greeted by Hannah, whether that be for a repair or commission. Still managing front of house, she has built up a fantastic relationship with customers looking for bespoke jewellery. Both Shirley and Hannah are involved in the making of any piece of jewellery which comes into our workshop. “My favourite aspect of being a designer and goldsmith is meeting new clients with fresh ideas, and seeing how excited everyone gets when they find the right design for them. It’s an extremely satisfying part of my job”.
a little about us
Our small family run business has the well-earned reputation for being one of Scotland’s finest creators of bespoke jewellery. Join us in our shop for a truly unique design experience with our inventive designers. You’ll love designing your perfect piece of jewellery, and we’ll love creating it.
Our store and workshop are based in Larkhall, Central Scotland, and are within easy reach of Edinburgh and Glasgow. Within our store, you will find various collections made by Shirley and Hannah, our on-site designers and goldsmiths. Here is where you meet with them to discuss your bespoke piece, whilst feeling inspired by the jewellery that surrounds you. You will hear our experienced craftsmen hard at work, as we create all our jewellery in-house. Our team of designers and goldsmiths have over 35 years of experience and thrive on new challenges which push the boundaries of jewellery making.
Lifestyle shots by Neil Paris- Studio Paris Photography.