LuLu & Charles Jewellery is soaring
LULU & Charles Jewellery is carrying on a family legacy as timeless as the beautifully handcrafted designs created by husband and wife team Ashley and Jayne Turner.
The daughter of a classically trained goldsmith, Jayne grew up surrounded by delicate works of art and as a fashion design graduate with a First Class (Hons) degree, her own pieces have been sold globally across the industry from high street to high fashion.
She met Ashley when he started working for her father and brings technical efficiency to their creative partnership. When her dad retired in the summer of 2014, resulting in the closure of Christopher James Jewellers at Metro Centre, Gateshead, the couple decided to launch LuLu & Charles Jewellery to preserve and grow the family business.
LuLu & Charles Jewellery - handcrafted in Consett, County Durham
“Each piece of LuLu & Charles jewellery is lovingly handcrafted from ethically sourced material in Sterling Silver or Gold in the UK and we aim to deliver a completely personal bespoke service to each customer,” said Jayne who lives with Ashley and their three young sons in Consett, County Durham, where they have a home studio in the countryside.
Clients can approach the pair and her father Stephen with an idea or a design in mind which is translated into a personal piece of handmade jewellery.
She added: “We also offer a small-scale production of our own in-house jewellery collection inspired by nostalgia – it’s all things British such as tattoos, modern-day mementos, keepsakes, heirlooms and tokens of Victorian sentiment representing love, hope, strength and spirituality.”
“Launching LuLu & Charles seemed like an organic progression and a way to keep the legacy of the family business going. We specialise in jewellery to signify friendship, love, family and remembrance because that’s at the heart of everything we do.”