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Our Ethos and Who we are

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With 70 years experience, you can trust Wharton Goldsmith to undertake your commissions with the care and respect they deserve.

Members of the National Association of Jewellers and the British Jewellers Association, we pride ourselves on ensuring the highest standards of craftmanship at all stages of production from the original design to the traditional hand-making of the jewellery in our workshop.

Think of the Wharton Family and you think of Jewellery design, its intrinsic to their lives and has been for generations. Christopher’s early interest in Jewellery was nurtured as he observed his father, Alan Corrie Wharton working as a respected watchmaker and jeweler. It was at his father’s business in St.Albans that he begin designing and making Jewellery after having completed his bench training with a leading London goldsmith and designer. Having enjoyed twelve consecutive years of design awards from the Diamond Trading Company or de Beers as it was then, Chris built his reputation through selling his original designs to jewellery retailers throughout the UK.

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Christopher’s creative flair and eye for detail is undeniable; he creates elegant, classic pieces which hold a place in his clients’ hearts as well as their jewellery collection – creating handmade forever pieces and future heirlooms. From intricate to the simply beautiful, Christopher’s design style is flawless and can be worn anywhere.

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Christopher Wharton

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Sam Wharton

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His business has been creating special moments for his clients for over 70 years, taking his fathers’ legacy as a jeweller to future generations.

Just as his father and his grandfather before him, Sam's love for design and jewellery was in his blood, a family passion which has been passed down from father to son for 3 generations.

After studying ‘Jewellery making, Silversmithing and Art & Design’ at Sir John Cass University in Aldgate, Sam returned to the family business to complete his apprenticeship in their St Albans Workshop; learning from Master Goldsmiths and well-established expert craftsman.

With this incredible experience he then headed to the West Ends jewellery quarter working at Boodles and David Morris to cement his craft at the very top end of the jewellery retail market.

In 2000, he was given the role of Director of Wharton Goldsmiths and his passion evolved, taking on Cad Design to create high end bespoke pieces and specialising in sourcing beautiful precious stones.

Together the father and Son team have worked together to create the wonderful individual business it is today;

A family jewellers where the knowledge and experience of generations combines to create contemporary to beautifully traditional pieces.

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WHY OUR CUSTOMERS
TRAVEL TO US

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"I have received excellent customer service from Wharton Goldsmith after having three pieces of jewellery commissioned. My ideas for a ring, earrings and pendant designs were extremely well interpreted. All valuations were received in a timely manner and I would recommend Wharton to friends and colleagues."

Mrs. Karen Lewis

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"I was so pleased when Wharton goldsmith said they could replicate my wedding ring from silver to platinum.
Wharton's service was so professional. They are so polite and very patient.

My platinum wedding ring is spectacular and very, very well made. I am so pleased I chose Whartons."

Mr. Manuel Gomez

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"I was recommended Wharton Goldsmith through a good friend who has used them multiple times over the years. I would not hesitate to do the same. I designed an engagement ring from scratch with Sam’s help, the service was outstanding from day 1 and the ring was perfect! We then got 2 wedding rings made, again extremely pleased! The entire process was flawless and I couldn’t be happier! I look forward to using them in the future! Highly recommend!"

Mr. Tom Bristow

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"Professional and friendly service and outstanding workmanship. You get what you pay for."

Sam Carr

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"The staff are very helpful and the jewellery is well crafted. I am very pleased with the service and my jewellery."

Mrs. S Leeming

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"Wharton Goldsmith are an excellent family business. I have bought many items from them over the years and had several bespoke pieces made. On every occasion I have been delighted with both the quality of the workmanship and the service I received."

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"Excellent. Went in to have my wedding ring checked as diamond was loose. Friendly and helpful, lovely repair and clean...and a new box! A reasonable charge as well.

I completely adore my Christopher Wharton rings, I have an engagement and diamond wedding band. Perfect. Thank you x"

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"We have used Wharton three times recently for repairs and resizing of rings. Each time the service has been impeccable and the standard of repair faultless. The shop staff are very patient and very knowledgeable, explaining the pros and cons of different options, and the prices have been reasonable. The workshop staff produce a faultless product, on one occasion meeting a tight time request."

Mr. R Bolt

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"I can wholeheartedly recommend Whartons for extra personal customer service, extensive product knowledge and care with a wonderful on-site workshop."

Mrs. Sacha Cole

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"It is always a pleasure to deal with Wharton Goldsmith. The staff are very welcoming, always professional and the quality of their work outstanding. I have had jewellery made, purchased jewellery, had rings sized and items valued. On each occasion I have been extremely happy with the service and quality of work received."

Mrs. N Johnstone

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