Cornwall Living 2018

The jewel of Porthleven

About to celebrate five years of creating beautiful jewellery, and with stunning new collections and all new courses, 2017 is going to be a sterling year for The Jewellery Workshop.

Walking along the picturesque Porthleven harbour it’s hard to imagine anything rivalling the beauty of the coast. With the earthy tones of the harbour complementing the compelling blues of the sea and the pop of colour from the fishing boats, it truly is an idyllic place. But then you pause by the shops and find yourself drawn in by one of the window displays with a view to equal the sea. Inside you find an amazing array of handcrafted silver jewellery and exquisite German-made Junkers and Zeppelin wristwatches. This treasure trove of delicate and unique pieces is known simply as The Jewellery Workshop, and one visit will not be enough.

In May, The Jewellery Workshop celebrates its fifth year of providing locals, and visitors from afar, with captivating and bespoke jewellery. Indeed, while there’s a fantastic selection instore, if you don’t find what you’re looking for then silver and goldsmiths Rachel and Paul can make it for you, ensuring that you leave with something tailored to you. Similarly, if you have an item of jewellery with sentimental value, such as an heirloom, they can remodel it with contemporary designs.

If you enjoy wearing enviable, handmade jewellery why not try your hand at making it yourself, simply pop into the shop and ask! The workshop itself is an unassuming studio nestled on the opposite side of the harbour. They also offer the one-off experience of crafting your own wedding rings. What could be more special than overlooking the beautiful Porthleven harbour whilst making the wedding rings that you will exchange on the day?

“We had a fantastic day making each other’s wedding rings, they are even better than we expected. Thank you so much, Rachel, Paul and Clair for your advice, guidance and for making it such a memorable experience,” say Catheryn and Adrian, the proud owners of beautiful rings and everlasting memories.

Wedding rings
Rough cast wedding rings – p.o.a


Zeppelin 100 Jahre watch
Automatic, ETA Valjoux 7753 – £1349


Watch movements cufflinks
Sterling silver – £79


Necklace & Earrings
Sterling silver cubes set – £88


Tourmalines & 18ct gold RINGS
Sterling silver, 18ct gold highlights – from £99



Steel & leather bracelet
Ladies stainless steel and leather bracelet – from £19.90


18ct white & yellow gold ring













St Elvan’s Courtyard, Harbour Road,
Porthleven TR13 9FB
01326 561511


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