Unlike most high street jewellery retailers, we have experienced goldsmiths based in all of our stores with on site workshops allowing us to give practical advice in store. No waiting for weeks to find out if a piece of jewellery can be made or restored. This also means that most repairs can be done same day and we can keep our costs down because we are not paying for someone else to repair your items.
We can hand craft jewellery to your own design using your old precious metal and stones if you choose, or we can design something for you.
Our experienced staff will guide and advise you through from your sketch on a piece of paper to your beautiful bespoke piece of jewellery and the best thing is, it's done in store so there's no risk of your precious possessions being lost in the post.
Are you having trouble finding that perfect wedding ring for your special day?
We can design and make your wedding ring for you no matter what style of engagement ring you have. No matter how unusual the shape, we can make your wedding ring fit perfectly. We can also use your own gold to make your rings if you like.
If you have old jewellery that you will never wear but has some sentimental attachment, why not have it made into something new? We can remodel your jewellery at a fraction of the normal high street price.
Cresta Gems was founded over a quarter of a century ago in Derbyshire by Stephen Brimble who, as a young man he decided there was more to life than a repetitive 9 to 5 factory job. During his lunch breaks he hand carved a ring for his girlfriend and found he had a natural flair for creating beautiful items of jewellery.
With £65 in his pocket he decided to buy some silver jewellery pieces and set off selling door to door. With a lot of hard work and conviction he set about his vision of establishing his dream.
In no time at all his reputation had grown so much he hadn't enough hours in the day to keep up with his work load and so he recruited family members to help out with sales allowing him to concentrate on setting up his own workshop in the jewellery quarter in Birmingham where he set up training for two more family members who are now exceptional craftsmen in their own right, producing some exquisite gem set pieces over the years for both trade and public.
As the business grew he opened a retail store and workshop in Heanor, Derbyshire which again grew rapidly through word of mouth recommendations from customers.
More staff were recruited and a new store and workshop was opened in Ripley Derbyshire soon followed by our Derby branch.
the latest addition to our fold is Stephens son Daniel, who is rapidly following in his fathers footsteps and learning his trade with exceptional ease, ensuring another generation of quality and outstanding service.
This family orientated business now employs fourteen exceptional members of staff including three goldsmiths who pride themselves in serving our customers with the courtesy, dedication and respect they deserve and will continue to do so for many years to come.