Cornwall LivingIssue #109
We discover a hidden gem of a jewellery shop in the heart of Porthleven.
Porthleven Jewellery Workshop, nestled on the harbourside of the quintessentially Cornish fishing village of Porthleven, has gained a reputation over nearly a decade as the go-to destination for friendly and reliable jewellery advice and service, complementing the team’s beautiful range of all things sparkly. Husband and wife team, Clair and Paul Pennington have now been joined in their business by their son David, making this a multi-generational jewellery business for the future.
If you can persuade your gaze from the shimmering waters of the harbour, you’ll be treated with a sparkle of a different kind. Step inside and you’ll find a stunning range of jewellery, watches and accessories for both men and women, including eminent international brands sitting alongside unique, bespoke items created in-house by the workshop’s own team of jewellers. Each gleaming glass cabinet offers a new treasure at every turn, testament to Paul and Clair’s discerning eye when it comes to curating a stunning jewellery selection.
Aside from the glorious contents of the exquisite display cabinets, Porthleven Jewellery Workshop’s specialities include remodelling those treasured heirlooms which might be dated in style. Paul and David are able to use their jewellery making expertise and design flair to create something contemporary and wearable, while keeping that ever-important sentimental value. By using different techniques like sand casting, where sand is used for the mould material, or lost wax casting, whereby a duplicate metal piece, either in silver or gold, is cast from the original item, means that precious memories can be worn with pride, forever. Gold and stones can also be re-purposed from original designs and re-modelled to create something entirely bespoke, but just as precious.
All services are offered, from repairs to re-sizing and jewellery cleaning; especially useful if your favourite pieces have tarnished through lack of wear during lockdown – this really is a one-stop, harbourside shop for all things jewellery. Paul and Clair assure us that no job is too big or too small, all you need do is just pop in and they will be happy to help.
Porthleven Jewellery Workshop