Posted on October 23rd, 2018
Andrew Williams is one of the longest serving members of the Drakes Jewellers team and he works predominately on the diamond side of the store. We thought it was time to sit down with him and ask some questions so you can get to know him a little better.
How long have you worked at Drakes?
‘I started working at Drakes on 18th November 1985. It will be 33 years this year!’
What has made you stay so long?
‘I’ve always enjoyed it. I’ve always appreciated being given a job by John Hirshman and it really stood out to me that Drakes Jewellers was a small independent business exclusively to Plymouth. It’s a consistent job and I like my routines.
What’s your favourite thing about working at Drakes Jewellers?
‘The staff! I really like all the people that work here and being part of such a great team makes the job even more enjoyable.’
What is your most memorable moment from working at Drakes?
‘Probably the trips abroad that we’ve been on. The directors have taken us to Amsterdam, London and Spain. They were always such enjoyable trips.’
What are your favourite products in store at the moment?
‘I would say my favourite products in store at the moment are this gorgeous cluster ring in the shape of a flower (modelled by Jennifer) and also the sapphire pendant and earrings set. Both are such timeless pieces that will never go out of fashion.’
If someone came in looking for a diamond what would be your advice?
‘I would tell customers not to compromise on colour and also that a bigger diamond is not necessary better.’
Tell us something we didn’t know about you?
‘I own over 70 pairs of shoes!’
What do you like to do in your spare time?
‘In my spare time I enjoy going to yoga and also singing.’
Pop into Drakes where Andrew will be more than happy to help you find that sparkling diamond you’ve always wanted!