Paul Ashby-Crane & Son, Bespoke Jeweller launches in Exeter- Their Story
PUBLISHED: 20:12 10 December 2011 | UPDATED: 20:23 20 February 2013
A sparkling new independent family jeweller, Paul Ashby-Crane & Son has opened its doors in Exeter's stylish Gandy Street offering bespoke jewellery designs. Read their story here..
A sparkling new independent family jeweller has opened its doors in Exeters stylish Gandy Street offering bespoke jewellery designs with the aim of creating highly personalised forever pieces to complement their in-store collection.
Robert Ashby-Crane trained with his father Paul in Exmouth and then went on to develop his skills in jewellery design in Hatton Garden, Londons jewellery quarter and UK diamond centre.
He then honed his retail experience in Bond Street. The family jewellery business is still running in Exmouth but even though, Robert and his wife Dania are keeping their fathers name on the Gandy Street business at present, their aspirations for the new store are very different.
Robert offers a highly personal and friendly service, creating totally individual designs that reflect the character of the wearer and complement their personal taste. With trends moving towards more long-lasting and carefully chosen pieces, Robert will create handcrafted jewellery that will always be treasured. Robert said, I want clients to feel absolutely comfortable with our service; we love listening to creative ideas and making them up here in the workshop in Gandy Street."
"People dont realise that it can often be less expensive to have a piece of jewellery made to a personal specification and we can create something fabulous for most budgets.
Dania added, Of course we welcome people who would like to browse our collections and if they see exactly what they like displayed, that is wonderful. However, a piece can also be made up in a different way, with different stones and become your special, bespoke creation."
"Our job is to put people at their ease, listen and help them find their own style.
Robert added, I remember being allowed to choose the specification for my first bicycle aged 9 and the thrill of having something specially made has always stayed with me. I want to show people that having jewellery made by a craftsman is a wonderful experience and they really will treasure the results."
"We want our customers to enjoy their jewellery.
Lifetime guarantees will be offered and a long-term relationship with his customers will be an important aspiration as Robert crafts special individual and family pieces in his Gandy Street workshop.
Robert Ashby-Crane is absolutely passionate about diamonds and has a recognised good eye for the precious stones, which he uses to great advantage on behalf of his clients. His enthusiasm is catching as he speaks about the blue, greens, yellows and reds of a diamond like a piece of fire on your hand. Robert is also is a member of the Association of Goldsmiths and is able to provide the highest quality certificated stones.
Repairs and renovations, not available elsewhere in the South West including specialist repairs for Victorian and Edwardian and other antique pieces will complete the full service offered.
Paul Ashby-Crane & Son
15, Gandy Street, Exeter, EX4 3LS
01392 - 435120