With over 70 years’ experience, Wharton Goldsmith is the premier St Albans jewellers renowned for bespoke designer jewellery of the finest quality. Situated on George Street just off Verulam Road in the heart of the city.
Our master jewellers create beautiful original engagement ring, wedding ring, earring and bracelet designs.
Buying a Christopher Wharton Design is your assurance of individuality as all of our designs are unique to us. Each design is created by the most experienced and highly trained goldsmiths and crafted using stones of only the highest possible quality. They are all ethically sourced providing peace of mind you can treasure forever – your guarantee of enduring quality.
If you are looking to create something truly unique our one of a kind bespoke design services allows you to work with our expert designers to handcraft an individual piece just for you. Our design team can help bring your ideas to life and create the breath-taking jewellery of your dreams.
Following an initial Bespoke Jewellery Design consultation, Chris or Sam will pull together a series of rough sketches to provide information for the next steps in the design process.
The sketches are then refined into far more detailed, accurate drawings giving consideration to different aspects of the design like dimensions, stone shape and size, and the type of setting.
Whilst we favour traditional technique, we also utilise the latest in modern technology. To make designs come to life as perfectly as possible we use Computer Aided Design.
When details are finalised a wax prototype is created. This allows you to get a proper feel for the piece and allows us to further adjust and modify the look in three dimensional form.
Once the prototype has passed our strict quality guidelines, the design is brought to life in your chosen material. The stones are set and the piece is polished.