One of the East Midlands leading jewellery designers and manufacturers is planning for its future by bringing in fresh new talent whilst also updating its physical and online showroom.
Founded in 1979 by its namesake, Cathy Stephens Jewellery has recently completed a showroom refurbishment and new-look website and welcomed a new jewellery maker into the business – one of Cathy Stephens’ four daughters – Tiffany.
Speaking about the year so far, the founder’s eldest daughter, Pippa Arkle Stephens, who runs the business, shares: “It has certainly been a very busy year for us all and one that is all about positioning the business for the future.”
Cathy Stephens Jewellery was established in 1979 after the founder switched from wanting to be a blacksmith to discovering jewellery making after completing a degree in art and design at Loughborough College. Cathy went on to work for a number of jewellery manufacturers before setting up on her. Cathy created the designs and her husband, Michael, sold them. Now the next generation has joined the business and is keen to take it forward. However, Pippa and Tiffany both describe Cathy Stephens Jewellery as a family business in the truest sense of the term with the siblings both having worked in the shop since the age of 14.
Pippa Stephens adds: “We are proud to be a family business. There are family members working here but we also have people in the business that have been here for a long, long time. Our workshop manager Chris and shop manager Sam have both been here for over 30 years plus making them a real part of the family too.”
Cathy Stephens Jewellery stocks gold, silver and unusual stone collections as well as select ranges from other manufacturers.