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.


With 70 years experience, you can trust Wharton Goldsmith to undertake your commissions with the care and respect they deserve.

Members of the National Association of Goldsmiths and the British Jewellers Association, we pride ourselves on ensuring the highest standards of craftmanship at all stages of production from the original design to the traditional hand-making of the jewellery in our workshop.

Having enjoyed twelve consecutive years of design awards from the Diamond Trading Company or de Beers as it was then, Chris built his reputation through selling his original designs to jewellery retailers throughout the UK.

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Sam is a fully qualified CAD design expert who worked for leading West End jewellers after serving his goldsmithing apprenticeship in the Wharton Workshop.



When it comes to selecting the stones for your design you may be looking for something a little unusual. If that is the case we can help you source it.  Do not feel you are limited to diamonds - there is a whole world of gorgeous gems to choose from.

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Contrary to what you may believe, bespoke is actually an affordable option. Whilst the idea of commissioning a piece of jewellery sounds very expensive, the reality is you really can spend as much or as little as you want.  With a bespoke design, we can create something to your budget and this can be monitored throughout.

Additionally, Wharton Goldsmith offer flexible payment options to make the service more accessible. For more on our finance options, click here or call us on 01727 859489 for an informal chat.

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