Celebrating 25 golden years

Peter Brewer, goldsmith,  celebrates 25 years in business, pictured at his shop and workshop on Falsgrave Road. Picture by Andrew Higgins  115037a
Peter Brewer, goldsmith, celebrates 25 years in business, pictured at his shop and workshop on Falsgrave Road. Picture by Andrew Higgins 115037a

TWENTY-five years of trade is being celebrated by a Scarborough goldsmith.

Peter Brewer has reached the milestone with his jewellers and goldsmiths shop in Falsgrave Road.

The business, which he runs with his wife Carole, covers retail, design, and manufacturing, all of which is done on site.

It is well known locally for donating a bespoke piece of jewellery every year for Saint Catherine’s Hospice, to be raffled at its annual ball.

Mr Brewer said: “It is amazing to think we have reached 25 years. It really has just flown by.

“In that time we have built up a brilliant customer base, which is what we rely on.

“We rely on local trade rather than tourism with us being tucked away in Falsgrave Road.

“What is really nice is we are now seeing a second generation of customers. We are designing wedding and engagement rings for people we saw as babies.”

Mr Brewer qualified from the Bradford College of Art with a Diploma in Jewellery Design and Manufacture. He is a Fellow of the Gemmological Association of Great Britain, a member of the National Association of Goldsmiths and has worked at the bench for 35 years.

While he craft has remained the same for much of his time in business, other aspects of the trade have changed.

He said: “Over the last 25 years the main changes in the business have been due to advances in technology.

“Although my bench hasn’t changed much in terms of the craft, we do embrace technology.

“We set up the website a few years ago, which opened the business up to the world. Last Christmas we had an order for a star pendant from Australia. Hopefully this will help continue to grow the business.”