Meet our Master Goldsmith

Sarel Du Plessis, DGA

Sarel is our head goldsmith and has been with us since 2001. He’s from South Africa, but luckily for us, he met and married his wife in 2012 when she came to work in our Kingston store where his workshop is based, so he’s here for good. Softly spoken but fiercely passionate about his craft, Sarel is a true artist.

As well as providing a bespoke service for our customers, he produces original designs which we offer as part of our exclusive Burrells jewellery range. The most unusual item he’s ever been asked to design was a replica of Arwen’s Evenstar pendant from Lord of the Rings made from 18 carat white gold and diamonds! He loves unusual requests and feels privileged to be part of something so emotive and can carry so much meaning to the individual. Sarel also has a great love for designing engagement rings, which you can see a glimpse of as a part of our Winchester Collection. Come and see him if you want something entirely unique.

Discover more about Sarel and Bespoke Design
As well as providing a bespoke service for our customers, our diamond experts produce original designs which we offer as part of our exclusive Burrells jewellery range. Click to find out more.

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White Gold vs Platinum

As well as providing a bespoke service for our customers, our diamond experts produce original designs which we offer as part of our exclusive Burrells jewellery range. Click to find out more.

Meet our Head Buyer

Adam Gillary, DGA

Adam has been working with the Ferris family for so long that no-one can quite remember a time when he wasn’t here. Adam is our buyer and our diamond expert - he is a qualified diamond grader, which means he can assess non-certificated diamonds to determine their ‘Four Cs’ i.e. the quality of the colour, clarity, cut and carat weight. He has over 35 years of experience in the jewellery trade but despite this, talking about jewellery is still his favourite thing to do. Usually found in our head office, he can be reached on 01962 734459 and will only be too pleased to talk to you.

Diamond Price Explained

What are the 'four Cs'?

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