Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 26°C

min temp: 19°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Woodbridge/ Sudbury: Jewellery Workshop relocates after 26 years in business

10:22 03 April 2014

Rick Chapman creating the Deben Ring.

Rick Chapman creating the Deben Ring.

Archant

Suffolk jeweller Rick Chapman faced the challenge of creating a new diamond ring in one day – watched by customers visiting his new shop.

Rick and Maggie Chapman have relocated their business the Jewellery Workshop to The Thoroughfare, Woodbridge, after running it in Sudbury for 26 years. To mark the opening of the new shop, Maggie designed the Deben Ring in 18ct yellow and white gold set with three brilliant cut diamonds for a customer draw, and Rick had the challenge to make it in full view.

He said: “I started at 9am so the first visitors saw just a bar of dull metal. I chose the diamonds, and then began working the gold for the centrepiece of the ring.

“People were fascinated to see the ring taking shape using traditional tools and skills. We had hundreds of visitors – many chose to drop in two or three times throughout the day to check on progress.”

Search hundreds of local jobs at Jobs24

0 comments

Adnams chairman Jonathan Adnams, left, and head distiller John McCarthy in a field of rye.

Southwold-based brewer and distiller Adnams is adding two new spirits to its range.

Jim Fanshawe  of Suffolk Chamber International.

Suffolk Chamber International, part of Suffolk Chamber of Commerce, has launched a range of revamped courses to help the county’s export drive.

Solictor Sophie Grabham on Ben Nevis.

Sophie climbs a mountain for a charity

Partners at BlocksLegal LLP in Ipswich.

Ipswich law firm BlocksLegal LLP has staged an event at the Suffold Food Hall at Wherstead to promote export business with China.

New Ipswich Audi dealership is taking shape

New Audi dealership at Futura Park takes shape

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Most read

Most commented

Topic pages

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

MyDate24 MyPhotos24