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The story behind the Collection

Christopher Wharton, a master jeweller for over 50 years, was  inspired to raise money for the St Albans Cathedral’s project, ‘Alban, Britain's First Saint.’

‘The Cathedral has always been a big part of Wharton Goldsmith,’ says Christopher, ‘ We have a beautiful view of it from our courtyard at the back of our workshop and we’re proud to see it everyday. We believe that it is an integral part of our City and we decided to create The Alban Collection in order to celebrate our heritage, whilst also raising money for this worthwhile cause.’

The Alban Collection is an original jewellery collection, designed by Christopher himself, inspired by elements of St Albans and the Cathedral. Christopher has captured the essence of the design and architecture and immortalised them in unique pieces of jewellery. Every piece has been carefully handcrafted in Christopher Wharton’s George Street workshop, a stone’s throw away from the Cathedral. 

Every penny of profit will be donated to the Cathedral’s cause.  

Take a closer look at the collection below.

The Alban Angel

Inspired by The Alban Angel campaign. Become an Alban Angel and own your very own angel too. This comes in two sizes, small and large. It can be made into a pendant or a brooch.

The Alban Angel (Large) - £295.00

The Alban Angel (Small) - £185.00 

Prices based on the piece made in Silver, but you can have her made in other metals too.

Get in touch today to discuss your options.

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The Teardrop Suite

These pieces are inspired by the designs of the stonework found on ‘The Crossing Pulpit.’ This pulpit is found in the heart of the North and South transepts of the Cathedral.

Teardrop Ring - £145.00

Teardrop Pendant - £156.00

Why not add some stones to this piece? Or have it made for you in polished silver? Get in touch to discuss how you might be able to customise this collection.

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The Snowdrop Suite

Inspired by the one of the tiles situated under the Tower, taken from an original Minton design.

The Snowdrop Pendant - £195.00

The Snowdrop Ring - £154.00

The Snowdrop Earings - £50.00

The Snowdrop Earrings with Stone (Price varies depending on stone weight, colour and size)

Get in touch today to discuss how you might be able to make this piece your own.

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The Grapvine

This spectacular piece is inspired by elements created during the Victorian Restoration period of the Cathedral. The original wooden bosses were converted into elaborate stone carvings, they can be found in the Lady Chapel of the Cathedral.

The Grapevine - £325.00

Perhaps you'd like this in another metal? Or in polished silver?

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The Clover Suite

This suite is inspired by decorative motifs found on the ‘Old Watching Loft’, dating from 1400AD. The loft is the only one of its kind in the country.

The Clover Bracelet - £385.00

The Clover Stud Earrings -  Starting from £86.00 (Available in Large or Small)

The Clover Drop Earrings - £143.00

The Clover Pendant - £210.00

This collection is currently in silver, but it can be made for you in another metal.
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The Arcadia Suite

This Suite is inspired by the arcading (arched alcoves) in the Lady Chapel at the back of the Cathedral. They are a lovely representation of the detail that lies there.

Arcadia Ring - £112.00

Arcadia Earrings - £84.00

Add a stone in the centre? Have them made in gold for someone special?
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The Alban Flower Pendant

This beautiful pendant is inspired by a tile design found under the main tower. The design of the tile is based on original Minton design.

The Alban Flower Pendant - £195.00

Make this piece your own by adding a stone in the centre? This piece, currently in silver, is available in 9ct, 18ct Yellow or White Gold, Palladium or Platinum.

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The Ramryge Suite

This Suite is inspired by the beautiful fan shaped buttresses in the roof of the Ramryge chapel. It works beautifully as a Pendant and as drop earrings.

The Ramryge Fan Pendant - £168.00

The Ramryge Fan Earrings - £219.00

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The Chantry Chapel Pendant

This beautiful pendant is inspired by the design of the circular shapes found in the roof of the Ramryge Chapel.

The Chantry Chapel Pendant- £179.00

Whilst currently in silver, it can be made in 9ct, 18ct Yellow or White Gold, Palladium or Platinum.

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The Rose Window Pendant

This is the jewel in the Alban Collection. Inspired by the stunning stained glass Rose window, bursting with colour and light, it has been captured here in 18ct yellow gold with handpainted enamel. The Rose Window lies at the heart of the Cathedral and has been it's most spectacular feature since it's installation in 1989.

The Rose Window Pendant - £1,474.00

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Why not make your piece your own and customise it to suit your style. All of our pieces are available in 9ct, 18ct Yellow or White Gold, Palladium or Platinum. You can choose a polished or oxidised finish, whichever look you prefer. Stones may also be added upon request to make your piece all the more special.