Wheathampstead jeweller celebrates first 10 years

Rachel Jeffrey

Rachel Jeffrey - Credit: Archant

Contemporary jeweller Rachel Jeffrey is celebrating 10 years at the historic Mill Walk shop and workshop in Wheathampstead by holding a weekend of special community events.

Throughout the weekend of June 20-21, customers past and present will be invited to visit the shop and take part in the fun.

Bespoke cocktails will be the order of the day, created by St Albans bar Mokokos and customers will have the chance to take part in a Pass the Parcel game when they make a purchase.

Prizes between the layers have been donated by more than 25 local businesses who are keen to show their support for Rachel and vary from a dinner voucher for two at L’Olivio, wine tasting at Mokokos. and treatment vouchers from Eve and Adam, St Albans.

Rachel said: “Since moving into the Mill 10 years ago we have worked to integrate the business into the Wheathampstead community through customer interaction and our involvement in charity campaigns.

“This event will be my way of saying ‘thank you’ to our loyal customers who have supported me over the last decade.”

As a birthday gift to customers, Rachel is also launching a new collection of limited edition, gold plated and solid silver bee pendants.

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Four of these pendants will be given as prizes and the remaining six will be individually numbered and available to buy in the shop.

Rachel added: “I have always wanted to include a bumble bee in silver or gold to my collection and these are going to be very special.

“Taking inspiration from The Mill’s surroundings is very important to me and I have managed to include a traditional silversmith method of granulation in the making of the bee to achieve the fluffy texture to the body. This very much reflects the way I work as a designer, using historic techniques as much as possible.”

The pendants will be on sale from June 20 and Pass the Parcel will run from the same day onwards