ABOUT US

WELCOME TO JULIAN STEPHENS ONLINE BOUTIQUE

 

Here you will find a growing collection of jewellery designed and hand made in Britain by some of this island’s most promising talent. I do hope you enjoy delving into its various sections. Whatever you’re looking for, we do hope you can find it here.

One of our most successful activities is designing and making wedding and engagement rings, many of which you can find on this site. Incorporating your own ideas in the design of such a personal item of jewellery brings a great deal of pleasure to both you and us. Commissioned or bespoke work is something we have a genuine passion for and collaborating to create unique, meaningful designs for our customers is a great source of inspiration for us.

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any enquiries or questions about the work displayed on our website, alternatively you are always very welcome to visit us next time you are in town, we will do our utmost to make your trip both a success and a pleasure.

JULIAN STEPHENS

Julian Stephens grew up in Hove and has lived and worked in Brighton for most of his life. After training as a silversmith at Kent Institute of Art and Design, he worked in London for silversmith Richard Fox.

After two years in the city he returned to Brighton and set up his first workshop at the Metway building in Kemptown, owned by his friends The Levellers. From this base he began to develop ranges of jewellery and silverware, influenced by his experiences working with Pruden and Smith in Ditchling. Julian is a member of The Sussex Guild and has also collaborated with fellow artists to form Brighton Designers and Makers: an artists outlet in Sydney Street Brighton (now in its 12th year).

In 2003 Julian decided to start his own independent venture, and with a small loan opened his shop at 37 Gloucester Road, Brighton. Here he has established a popular business specialising in British hand made jewellery showing work by over 40 independent designer makers.

Showcasing his own silverware, silver jewellery and fine jewellery, Julian also offers his design expertise to those looking to have something unique made he also offers a full range of services including repairs, alterations, remakes and rebuilds.

Julian specialises in bespoke individual pieces of contemporary fine jewellery and silver giftware ranging from candelabras and teapots, to engagement rings and bracelets. His expertise in sourcing exceptional gem stones, coupled with talented manipulation of precious metals will leave you with a design classic to cherish forever.

MEET THE TEAM

Julian Stephens Goldsmith is run and managed by a small but perfectly formed team who assist Julian Stephens in all areas of his thriving independent business.

Our wonderful colleagues include our Gallery Manager Sara, who adeptly manages our retail space during opening hours on weekdays. Sara works alongside Julian to provide all of our customers with the very best service and her hard work running the retail business ensures Julian is able to concentrate on the creative, spending valuable time at his workbench to create exquisite pieces of breathtaking Jewellery for our clients to treasure.

On Saturdays our retail space is covered by Tina, an Artist, Jeweller and gemstone enthusiast who has worked for Julian for over four years and Lucy, a craftswoman with a passion for computers who also assists with our online profile, website, product photography and social media. This creative duo work consistently to provide warm and friendly customer service, coupled with an infectious shared enthusiasm for Jewellery Design, gemstones and craftsmanship.

In addition to the front of house team Julian works with a number of experienced and trustworthy local artisans, utilising a network of these highly skilled and experienced specialist makers to assist with his work, including a stringing expert for bead work, master hand engraver, lapidist and highly adept stone setters. Based in our on-site workshop in the North Lanes Julian Stephens offers valuable work space to talented, up-and-coming Jewellers Barnaby and Pierre Palo, who assist Julian with creative tasks on an ad hoc basis.

 

 

"Julian has repaired, converted and made several pieces for me. It's great to work with someone who listens but also guides you towards something truly beautiful. Price wise I also think he's excellent value for such high quality craftsmanship; he's happy to explain pricing and works with you to fit your budget." - A Ansell
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"Julian has repaired, converted and made several pieces for me. It's great to work with someone who listens but also guides you towards something truly beautiful. Price wise I also think he's excellent value for such high quality craftsmanship; he's happy to explain pricing and works with you to fit your budget." - A Ansell

"I had a bespoke engagement ring made, it was outstanding! Tina helped at every step and kept in contact with me throughout - the ring turned out better then I could have dreamed of. I would recommend Julian and the team to everyone as their jewellery is stunning!" - L. Puddle
2017-06-22T15:16:33+00:00
"I had a bespoke engagement ring made, it was outstanding! Tina helped at every step and kept in contact with me throughout - the ring turned out better then I could have dreamed of. I would recommend Julian and the team to everyone as their jewellery is stunning!" - L. Puddle

"Julian made my wedding ring 9 years ago now. He designed exactly what I asked for and It is still looking beautiful today." - E. Palmer Foggett
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"Julian made my wedding ring 9 years ago now. He designed exactly what I asked for and It is still looking beautiful today." - E. Palmer Foggett

"Julian did a superb job on the design and manufacture of our bespoke wedding rings, even to the extent of modifying the size of mine just hours before the wedding. Would recommend him to everyone!" - M. Hyde
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"Julian did a superb job on the design and manufacture of our bespoke wedding rings, even to the extent of modifying the size of mine just hours before the wedding. Would recommend him to everyone!" - M. Hyde

"They have an array of fantastic contemporary designs, finished to the very highest standards of master goldsmiths. And cool guys to deal with too!" - B. Tiller
2017-06-26T13:53:54+00:00
"They have an array of fantastic contemporary designs, finished to the very highest standards of master goldsmiths. And cool guys to deal with too!" - B. Tiller

"From our initial idea Julian designed my beautiful diamond engagement ring and our matching platinum wedding rings. To have bespoke, unique rings is magical. Thank you so much. 
I damaged one of my rings in an accident and Julian quickly restored it to its former beauty without charge. What a great service!" - F. Fox
2017-06-26T13:49:00+00:00
"From our initial idea Julian designed my beautiful diamond engagement ring and our matching platinum wedding rings. To have bespoke, unique rings is magical. Thank you so much.  I damaged one of my rings in an accident and Julian quickly restored it to its former beauty without charge. What a great service!" - F. Fox

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