Jewellery workshop, Drakes Jewellers, Plymouth

Drakes Jewellery Hospital – 2 min read

Posted on December 21st, 2016

Introducing… Rob, our Jewellery Designer and Goldsmith!


We are delighted to have Rob on board at the Drakes Jewellery Hospital. He has 15 years experience in the industry and brings a wealth of knowledge and passion to the team.

Rob started in the jewellery trade 15 years ago, at the age of 15 in his families business. He started off as the tea boy, cleaning stock and running errands but was soon serving customers and goldsmithing.

Rob started by learning basic repairs and progressed quickly, training in the skills required to design and make jewellery by hand from scratch and taking in his own bespoke commissions of all kinds of jewellery. Rob says “By always being in the front of the shop speaking with customers I gained a lot of experience in how to bring their ideas to life, as they saw it.”


During this time Rob went on to obtain qualifications in diamond and gemstone grading which enabled him to take on the jewellery valuations, stock buying from suppliers and over the counter items.

In the last 3 years Rob has trained on CAD and focuses his attention towards producing jewellery with this modern technique as well as traditional methods and explains “There is as much learning and skill involved in using the software as there is using traditional tools.”


Here are just some examples of the stunning designs that Rob has created:


We are thrilled to have someone with so much knowledge and design skill here as part of the team at Drakes, Plymouth.

As an experienced designer, Rob can help bring your ideas to life! If you are looking for something bespoke… he’s your guy!

If you would like to book an appointment with Rob to discuss your requirements please get in touch with us on 01752973128 or 07552219823. You can also contact us here. 

Drakes Jewellers Plymouth is an independent family owned jeweller offering the finest wedding, diamond and engagement jewellery. Visit us in store and have our team talk through your options with a friendly, informative approach.

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