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Bespoke Jewellery Design Since 1947

Step 1 - Discovery & Inspiration

Discovery & Inspiration Consultation – we’ll help you explore the options and discover styles, materials and ideas that you’ll love. We love to do this at our St Albans showroom and workshop where we can meet you face to face and show you examples of our designs and stones – and you may even have your own jewellery, pictures or sketches that you want to share with us. Don’t worry if you can’t make it to our showroom - we can always carry out the initial consultation over the phone or on a video call.

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Established in 1947 and situated in the heart of the city, Wharton Goldsmith is the premier St Albans jewellers renowned for designer bespoke jewellery of the finest quality.

With many years of design experience between Chris and Sam coupled with some of the best skilled goldsmith master craftsmen in the UK today, we can hand-make any bespoke pieces from necklaces to engagement rings or even remodel your existing pieces and create an everlasting heirloom.

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Clogau, Marco Bicego, Georg Jensen & Breitling
Jewellery For The Home - Living by Georg Jensen

The Wharton Story

Christopher Wharton began to design and make jewellery in his fathers watchmakers shop in St Albans at the age 23 after having completed his bench training with a leading London Goldsmith and Designer in the early-seventies.

He recalls: “As an apprentice many years ago, the thought of having my own workshop and following in my father’s footsteps, seemed an impossible dream.

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Do you know your diamond shapes?
Do you know your diamond shapes?
 How well do you know your diamond shapes? And, most importantly, which shape is your favourite? Take a look at the chart below and decide which shape and cut you love the most.Diamo...
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#WhartonEngagementStory: A hole in one
#WhartonEngagementStory: A hole in one
Hearing wonderful engagement stories is one of the best parts of our work. Take a look at this lovely engagement story from a very happy couple. Share your engagement story with us and receive 10% ...
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Have you heard about our Proposal Service?
Have you heard about our Proposal Service?
For over 30 years we have been helping Ladies and Gents find their perfect engagement ring. We would talk them through their options and help them choose the right ring for their loved one. Some co...
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What type of Bride are you? Vintage Glamour Bride.
There are two type of Vintage loving bride. The soft, gentle, relaxed country vintage bride and the decadent, glamorous and sultry vintage bride.In this post, we explore the beauty and styling of ...
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  • Buying a Christopher Wharton Design is your assurance of individuality as all of our designs are unique to us. Invest in classics that you'll love forever and avoid overly statement pieces. You may want to update your fashion pieces season on season, but these are the jewellery pieces that will last and see you through for years to come. #foreverpieces #jewelleryoftheday #designerjewellery #handmadejewellery #jewellerydesign #mastergoldsmith #stalbans #classicjewellery
  • To infinity and beyond.
The Infinity collection from @georgjensen (available at Wharton GoldSmiths) takes its inspiration from not only the figure 8, but also the mathematical sign for infinity. The gently undulating links and the graceful organic flow represent eternal possibilities and reflect upon the past while looking firmly towards the future. The perfect give for a loved one. #love #gift #infinity #jewellery #designerjewellery #danishjewellerydesign #luxurylifestyle #luxuryaccessories #silverjewelry #silverjewellery #elegantjewellery #jewellerylove #jewelleryoftheday #instajewelrylovers
  • Did you know that all of our Christopher Wharton pieces are designed and handmade by our Master Goldsmiths in our St Albans workshop and showroom? We also offer a bespoke design service: Following an initial consultation, your designer will pull together a series of rough sketches to provide information for the next steps in the design process. The sketches are then refined into far more detailed, accurate drawings giving consideration to different aspects of the design like dimensions, stone shape and size, and the type of setting.
Whilst we favour traditional technique, we also utilise the latest in modern technology. To make designs come to life as perfectly as possible we use Computer Aided Design.
It allows us to work wonders with your ideas and to agree a perfect design before the metal and gemstones have even been purchased.
When details are finalised a prototype is created. This allows you to get a proper feel for the piece and allows us to further adjust and modify the look in three dimensional form. Once the prototype has passed our strict quality guidelines, the design is brought to life in your chosen material. The stones are set and the piece is polished. #handmade #handmadejewllery #bespokejewels #bespokejewellery #jewellerydesign #bespokeweddingrings #bespokeengagementrings
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