Devon LivingIssue #05
A statement piece
Head to Victoria Sewart Jewellery and discover contemporary and unique designs that stand out from the crowd.
Located within the Barbican area of Plymouth, (often visited due to its waterfront position) Victoria Sewart Jewellery is nestled amongst the cobbled streets, artists’ studios and boutique shops that define this area of town.
“We are extremely proud to be able to represent and showcase the very best local designers who are continually committed to creating outstanding and imaginative work.”
Established in 2006, Sewart Jewellery was one of Plymouth’s first contemporary jewellery galleries and stands out from the conventional crowd, stocking extraordinary and inspiring work from British designers to fill both the gallery and the online shop. Collections range from traditional materials with precious metals and stones to contemporary ones including acrylics, stone, aluminium and recycled materials.
Victoria trained as a jeweller and designer at The School of Jewellery in Birmingham in 1991 and founded her jewellery business soon after. Having completed her Masters degree in 2005, Victoria’s work changed direction and she began to make sculptural fine art pieces. This inspired her to establish a gallery to showcase her own work and that of her contemporaries. She tells us: “There’s a huge amount of talent and skill right across Britain and the south west. We are extremely proud to be able to represent and showcase the very best local designers who are continually committed to creating outstanding and imaginative work.”
It’s not just the artists who are well represented, customers are treated to a personal service from friendly staff who are all jewellers themselves, and who possess a huge amount of knowledge between them to help you find the perfect item. Whether you’re looking for an engagement ring, a special birthday gift or simply a treat for yourself; through the gallery it’s also possible to buy a totally unique item straight from the studios of some of Britain’s most talented designers. Plus, collections are only produced in small batch productions or one off designs; you can even work with the designers to create a bespoke item of jewellery to your personal specifications.
The gallery has grown in reputation over the years and customers now visit from all over the world. If you want to have more of a personal touch, you can always take part in one of the popular workshop classes held above the gallery and make your own jewellery. There’s even the possibility of making your own wedding ring!
"We are extremely proud to be able to represent and showcase the very best local designers who are continually committed to creating outstanding and imaginative work."