‘It felt like the right time to make a move’ for Penzance jewellery business

St Justin marketing manager Wayne Hutchings and operations manager Alison Thomas at their new store in the Wharfside Shopping Centre, Penzance.   Picture by Greg Martin

A PENZANCE jewellery company is all set to move to bigger premises in the Wharfside Shopping Centre, Penzance.

St Justin will move from its spot in Causewayhead on July 23, where it has been for seven years.

However, the business was founded more than 30-years ago-by the current managing director Jeremy Gilbert.

Mr Gilbert started with a team of three who made small pewter items for local craft and gift shops.

Since then customers from across the globe have bought their handcrafted jewellery.

Now the business employs 33 local staff spread across the shop and a manufacturing workshop at Long Rock.

Company marketing manager, Wayne Hutchings, said: “Since opening our shop in Penzance we have built up a loyal customer base – so when a unit became available in the Wharfside Shopping Centre it felt like the right time to make a move to bigger premises.

“Many local companies have assisted in setting up the new shop and it will feature strong imagery that represents the company’s link with the West Cornwall mining heritage.”

Moving to a bigger location will also mean that St Justin can now sell a wider variety of jewellery, such as new styles alongside its original and established items.

Mr Hutchings said: “This new prime site will give us the opportunity to have a larger presence in the town and show off our full jewellery range, not only to our loyal customers but to a wider audience as well.

“Shoppers and tourists entering Penzance through the shopping centre will see a successful Cornish business in among the larger national brands which can only be a good thing for the reputation of the town.”

St Justin’s jewellery comes in four ranges: pewter, sterling silver, bronze and Cornish tin.

A new range called ‘Miracle’ is also about to be distributed from the new store.

It is used in the manufacturing of kilt pins, crosses, brooches, pendants and earrings in antiquated pewter, antiquated gold and chromium plate, many featuring gemstones and crystals.

 

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