Our Ethos and Who we are
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.
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.
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.