Our Favourite Local Jeweller.....Nick Hubbard.

by Amanda Dennis | September 05, 2016

We love to sell beautiful handmade jewellery designed by individual artists. When they are local, and started their design career in our very own Jewellery Quarter, it is even more rewarding. Introducing Nick Hubbard Jewellery.....
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The jewellery is made up of unique, intricate designs. Many pieces have moving parts, such as doors that open to reveal hidden secrets, and oxidised detailing on charms.
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Each piece is identified as an original by a small engraving of a 'brick and bean' (word play on Nick and Jean - his wife ).
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Nick trained to be a silversmith for three years, where he met his wife, and they then set up a small workshop in the Jewellery Quarter making tiny moving charms for the jewellery trade. Marriage and daughters followed...
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Twenty years after starting in business, Nick produced his first jewellery collection and Nick Hubbard Jewellery was launched - to an adoring public - from his studio at home in Staffordshire. Since then it has become very popular and collectable. Every female member of our team has at least one piece from the collection - I wear my charm bracelet practically every day....
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There are also cufflinks for special occasions, or just a special man !
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Tragically, Nick died in August 2013, peacefully in his sleep.
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Everyone who knew him was devastated, we had customers phoning the shop to share their grief with us. I think people felt as though they knew him because of the affection and whimsy they found in his work.
He left many sketches with lovely ideas for more jewellery
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and from these his wife, daughters and a small team of lovely people have continued his work. We have a lovely selection in the shop and a couple of pieces on the website, with more to be added shortly.