A husband and wife duo from the Lake District has opened a new jewellery-centred visitor’s attraction to offer an insight into the process of creating luxury jewellery.
The new Fultons Lakes Jewellery Works centre, which officially opened to guests on Saturday, demonstrates how jewellery is created and offers the chance to be involved in the design process with the added opportunity to sample and buy products from the shop.
The attraction is headed up by husband and wife team Brian and Zoe Fulton. Brian, who trained at Openshaw College in Manchester, has been designing, making and selling bespoke jewellery to both the trade and public for 35 years.
Fultons Lakes Jewellery Works will offer a luxury experience where the visitor or customer will be able to see for themselves how jewellery is created.
Zoe Fulton, owner of Fultons Lakes Jewellery Works, said: “It has taken months of dedicated hard work and commitment from the team to get to this stage and we hope everyone will enjoy the finished result and we look forward to meeting both our existing and new customers at our new premises.”
Key features of Fultons Lakes Jewellery Works will include design studios and workshops, visual display screens to watch the jewellery making process, viewing gallery, exhibition spaces and private consultation spaces as well as an on-site shop and café.
With support from the Rural Development Programme for Englands Cumbria Fells & Dales Leader Programme, Brian and Zoe have been able to develop their longstanding business and relocate to the centre of Keswick.
Chris Edwards, programme manager for the Cumbria Fells & Dales Leader Programme, added: “This funding has enabled Fultons Lakes Jewellery Works to undertake this exciting new venture which will result in job creation and growth within the local economy.”