DAZZLING DISPLAY AT DENHAMS Celebrating 65 Years in Business
enhams of Stamford is much more than your usual jewellers - it’s run by gemologist, Sarah Stamp, who loves nothing more than remodelling an old piece of jewellery into a stunning, modern piece. Denhams, an independent jewellers, has been trading for 65 years and currently has shops in Market Harborough, Melton Mowbray and Stamford. “It’s a family business,” explains Sarah, who began working with the firm just before she turned 16 years old. “We pride ourselves in carrying out bespoke work and regularly take on commissions to rework jewellery. We specialise in diamonds and coloured stones.” “I come from a family of antique dealers and my uncle one day mentioned that we needed a gemologist in the family, so I went to work at Denhams in Leicester to learn the trade. By 21 I had become a Director and 15 years later I bought the business.”
“One of our customers was taken a back when I recognised them from serving them 25 years ago!” she exclaims. “One of my favourite recent commissions was having the opportunity to remodel an old Victorian brooch, which my customer said she would never wear, into two stunning pieces of jewellery - a cluster ring and a beautiful pendant to match - which she can wear any or all the time.” You don’t have to have a large budget to find something gorgeous to purchase at Denhams. A starter range of jewellery is designed to suit even the tightest budget, with prices starting from just £15. Under Sarah’s leadership, Denhams has evolved into a very established business, run by a superb team of managers and staff. “We are like one big family, we all muck in and help out. Everyone does everything here. We are all very proud of what we have achieved.”
A visit to the shop on St Mary’s Street reveals a whole new take on your usual jewellers. “Our customer service is the most important part of our job. We spend time with each customer helping them to select the right piece of jewellery to suit them and their lifestyle,” says Sarah. “Alongside a full repair service, we particularly love the bespoke work, often designing and creating a piece from scratch to match the customer’s dreams.” “It is really important to help and encourage our customers to find something that really works with their lifestyle. We don’t just try and sell any old piece, we pride ourselves in taking the time to guide and help everyone to find something they really get a lot of pleasure out of wearing.” With almost 30 years of experience in the industry, Sarah’s business has evolved over the decades - and two-and-a-half years ago Denhams arrived in Stamford. “I chose this location to open a third shop because Stamford is such a pretty market town and it felt the right place to be. Since we opened, we have built up a good relationship with many regulars.” With such an eye for detail, it stands to reason that Sarah’s got a good memory for faces.
Denhams 2 The Square, Market Harborough LE16 7PA 01858 410395 8 St. Mary’s Street, Stamford PE9 2DE 01780 757131 15 Sherrard Street, Melton Mowbray LE13 1XH 01664 500300 www.denhams.co.uk
Published on Aug 18, 2017