Exeter’s Working Jewellers
The Silver Lion Jewellers in Gandy Street, Exeter specialise in silver jewellery but they also sell a range of gold jewellery with many exclusive handmade pieces.
The Silver Lion is a working jewellers with a workshop on the premises and a full-time employed and dedicated jeweller working on site. They offer a wide range of repair work and can produce bespoke pieces as requested. Wedding bands and engagement rings in any precious metal can be provided for our customers. They also produce beaded work for stock and have a restringing service, including pearl knotting.
On Site Workshop
The on-site workshop is able to undertake repairs in silver and ALL other precious metals. There is a same day service on some repairs and alterations. Stock items can be altered, often for free. Soldering the charms they sell on to your bracelet is complimentary.
Silver Lion also offer a design and quotation service for commissions at no extra charge. Consultations are freely given by our expert staff.
Fair Trade And Recycling
Silver Lion have a strong ethical policy and believe in fair trading and recycling, maintaining the beauty of our world without reaping its resources for profit. They endeavour to extend our policies to our customers by providing an honest service and trading in stock which is sensitively sourced. Each piece is hand-picked and chosen for its own merit; often unique items are available and many are handmade, carefully chosen to be exclusive to our business.
The Silver Lion Story
Louise Wraith, Owner says:-
“I came to Exeter in 1984 to study painting at Exeter College of Art and Design. After working in the Royal Albert Memorial Museum beyond graduation, I was given an opportunity as the manager of the Silver Lion in Exeter. I loved the job and continued to work here for many years until my boss, the founder of the Silver Lion retired. She sold this business to me and I have continued in her footsteps for 10 years.
The first task I undertook was to establish a workshop on the premises, employed a jeweller and commenced an apprenticeship. The trading and services have continued and increased ever since and we are now a well established and thriving local business of which I am immensely proud.
I trained myself to be a restringer and I am always looking into new projects and skills. I am currently training to be a hand-engraver and have a long term interest in enamelling. My ambition is to eventually offer classes and workshops in the skills I have acquired.”
- By Mattie Richardson
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