What an absolute find this place is.
Tucked away in the historic town of Stony Stratford, just on the outskirts of Milton Keynes is The Goldsmithy. A father and son run business, creating the most beautiful bespoke handcrafted jewellery.
Catering for your every need, from wedding jewellery through to enamelling, engraving, restoration and mechanical clock and watch repair/servicing. This is certainly one place to keep on your radar.
I was invited down to The Goldsmithy as part of the most recent MK Blogger Network event to find out more about this fantastic business, that’s been running since 2010. I was absolutely blown away by the craftsmanship shown by this duo. They are truly keeping this craft alive.
We spent just a little over two hours in the beautiful Goldsmithy workshop, nestled down in O’Dell’s yard in Stony Stratford. Those two hours were the most educational two hours I have had lately. What these two don’t know about jewellery making isn’t worth knowing.
We were talked through the whole spectrum of their world, from the tools they use to ensure your jewellery is crafted to the highest quality, to the vast collection of items they have created over the years.
Did you know that precious metals could contain tiny air bubbles inside which if they aren’t squished right down properly, could cause your metals to crack or break easily? With the careful skills of The Goldsmithy team, metals are processed properly to ensure your jewellery is handed over to you at the highest quality. This is jewellery, properly made.
One thing I absolutely loved the idea of, is when two people are wanting to get their wedding rings made. You can even have a go at working on the rings yourself! You can work on your partner’s ring and vice versa. It’s so lovely that you can be a real part of the creation process. A really unique experience and one that will be so personal to you.
Another wonderful and really thoughtful idea that The Goldsmithy came up with, is the Arthritis ring. If you know of anyone who suffers with Arthritis, they may find it uneasy to push their rings over their knuckles. The clever and thoughtful team at The Goldsmithy have come up with an amazing idea of a bracelet style ring with a clasp, making it super easy to put on and wear. Most ring types can be adapted by The Goldsmithy to have this style of opening and fastening, allowing sufferers to enjoy wearing their favourite jewellery once again.
I have to say a huge thank you to The Goldsmithy for having us down for the morning to learn all about their craft. They truly are the most wonderful people who a really keeping their craft alive, and producing jewellery of the highest quality whilst doing so. I definitely urge you to pop by or at least visit their website at www.thegoldsmithy.com to discover what this father and son duo are capable of.
To reiterate what I said at the beginning…what an absolute find!
Thank you to Cameron’s in Stony Stratford too, who laid on the most wonderful brunch for us whilst we were at The Goldsmithy. We had a whole range of the most beautiful foods to choose from, I wish I could have had one of everything. You can find out more about Cameron’s on their website http://camerons.restaurant/
On the day we also got given the most lovely goodie box. Inside we had a load of lovely things from a variety of businesses. The Goldsmithy gave us a complimentary clean and shine, I loved the notebook from Hello Stationery too saying “Just Winging It” (I totally am!), Beeswax Wraps – these are the coolest eco alternative to clingfilm or tinfoil, Popaball kiwi flavoured balls for Prosecco or G&T (I can see Ian nicking these for his G&Ts), a yummy doughnut shaped chocolate from Rocky Road Treats, free cocktail from Revolucion de Cuba, money off one of my favourite restaurants – Giraffe, a voucher for the Peel Juice Bar (yet to try these guys, but really want to!) and more. Thank you everyone!
Fancy following the other bloggers that were there on the day? Here’s their blogs…
Sophie’s Suitcase (this lovely lady runs the MK Bloggers Network)
Uncover more about The Goldsmithy at: www.thegoldsmithy.com