Cornwall LivingIssue #77

Seaside sparkle

On the picture-perfect harbourside of Porthleven, sits The Jewellery Workshop. It’s fair to say that this is not your average jeweller.

The Jewellery Workshop has been firmly established on Porthleven’s picturesque harbourside for over six years and is becoming well known throughout the whole of south Cornwall for commissions, contemporary and traditional jewellery, which owners Clair, Paul and the team combine with unrivalled customer service.

Every aspect of jewellery making is covered in our shop and much of it is done in-house”

After three years of trading in the workshop on ‘Breage-side’ of Porthleven harbour near the fishermen’s pier, Clair and Paul Pennington managed to expand their business to include a bigger shop on the opposite side of the harbour. This allows them to display a greater selection of different designs and styles, many of which are made in house. Known for the broad variety of services covered and fair prices charged, the pair are very grateful to count many locals as very loyal customers. What’s more, they tell us: “As our reputation is growing, we’re getting more and more visitors returning year after year to our shop.”

Clair continues: “Every aspect of jewellery making is covered in our shop and much of it is done in-house. We also complement our range with carefully chosen items from other suppliers, with a reputation for quality and great service. If you’re looking for a special gift for yourself or a special someone, whatever your taste and budget, you’ll find it here.”

From simple jobs like ring resizing to intricate bespoke designs with exacting requirements, the team is always on hand with expert advice and support. From watch batteries, to pearl reknotting, from gift vouchers, to intricate commissions, The Jewellery Workshop, Porthleven is the place to go.

Paul and team member Rachel can be found on a daily basis working on bespoke commissions, often involving melting customers’ gold down and creating new, more contemporary pieces. Perhaps you have a treasured piece at home that you’d like to rework into a style that suits you? If so, take it into the shop and ask one of the team to take a look, before commissioning them to create a unique item that’s perfect for you.

One very special service, Paul tells us, “is the opportunity for couples to make each other’s wedding rings in our workshop. Our beautiful setting makes this a romantic experience that couples will treasure for years to come.”

If you’ve not been to Porthleven Jewellery Workshop before, be sure to pop in and say hello. You’ll find fantastic jewellery from local and world-renowned suppliers plus an experienced and enthusiastic team just waiting to help you find or create your perfect piece

"Every aspect of jewellery making is covered in our shop and much of it is done in-house"