Jeweller plans new frontage, shop refit and brand new design room.
TCJ Designs in York is planning to refurb its shop on the city’s Stonegate shopping street.
The jeweller, which offers services from repairs to fully commissioned work, will completely overhaul its premises before Christmas, giving the shop a “plush” new look.
The exterior will be given a new frontage, the ground-floor shop area will be refitted with upgraded lighting and cabinets, and a brand new design room, used to entertain clients requiring commissions, will be created on the upper floor of the building to create a more inviting space.
New furniture at the shop will be in a French antique style in a white finish and the main colour scheme will be purples and greys. TCJ Designs will also install a Mac Book in the shop area so that shoppers can use it to browse the company’s website, which is also getting overhauled and relaunched as part of the upgrade.
TCJ Designs’ store sits on the Stonegate street of York, a historic shopping area where some of the buildings date back to the 1400s. The street is a mecca for jeweller shoppers in the city with a wealth of independent jewellery stores.
TCJ Designs designer James Powell was one of this year’s Lonmin Design Innovation Awards’ winners. For his entry piece he created a platinum hairpiece with two additional interchangeable parts based on the Greek Queen of the Underworld Persephone.
For more on TCJ Designs and the jewellery industry in York read our special report in the November issue of Professional Jeweller.