Martin White Jeweller

My Grandfather worked as a silver chaser in Sheffield before the First World War, so perhaps metal work is in my blood. After leaving school in 1972, I began my training, learning the skills of a goldsmith in a design studio. I then started a business supplying outlets with stock, but my passion was for undertaking private commissions and working one to one with people.

Once I met Carrie, who agreed to marry me after a whirlwind romance, we knew we wanted to set up a venture as a partnership. We left Yorkshire, and started a new life together in the Cotswold market town of Tetbury in 1981, opening our own shop designing and making jewellery.