A pair of jewellers have got the approval of one of the Dragons on BBC One’s Dragons’ Den after a chaotic pitch.

Katie Pell and Kirstie Maclaren are co-directors of The Workbench, founded in 2014, a company which makes DIY silver ring-carving kits.

Once users have designed their ring they then send them off to the duo to be cast and polished at a professional jeweller’s workshop.

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Using recycled metals and ethical gemstones, the kits are also designed to be a sustainable alternative to fast fashion and shop-bought products.

Appearing on last night’s season 18 finale of Dragons’ Den, the pair impressed with their product, with the Dragons concurring that the kits could prove a big money-maker.

They hit a stumbling block, however, when their financials did not appear to add up and the pair did not show any real business know-how.

Stepping in to save the pair, though, was Sara Davies. She offered the pair the full £50,000 investment they had asked for, but wanted more share of the company in return for her taking over the business side of things, to which The Workbench founders agreed.

Before the airing of the episode, Pell commented: “We’ve had so many exciting things happen during the seven years of The Workbench, and appearing on Dragons’ Den has to be up there as one of them – along with being absolutely terrifying.

“We’re really looking forward to viewing our episode and taking the next step in our
business.”

The duo took to social media to celebrate their success after the episode.

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