A FATHER and son’s plan to open up Saltburn’s newest jewellery shop has been given a polish by Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council.

Benefitting from the Council’s High Street Support Scheme and expert advice from the Business Growth Team, the Yorkshire Jewellery Company has just opened in Saltburn’s thriving Station Square.

Owned and run by former welding inspector, Robert Metcalfe, and his retired engineer father, Roger, Yorkshire Jewellery Company specialises in manufacturing handmade jewellery.

Roger said: “All our Whitby Jet is gathered by ourselves from the local shores that has been naturally washed into the sea.

“The Jet and other gemstones are then handcrafted in the workshop to create beautiful jewellery including pendants, rings, earrings, cufflinks, bracelets, bangles and so on.”

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Fordite Jewellery

Explaining some of the unusual jewellery shoppers can choose from, Robert commented: “We use some really interesting, recycled materials.

“Fordite is a by-product of ‘60s and ‘70s car manufacturing in the US. It’s a build-up of paint deposits, layer upon layer of paint drips that are constantly kiln dried until it sets solid.

“The multi-layered deposits are then processed in our workshops. When polished, it creates a unique variety of colours that look amazing when cut and set into our jewellery designs.”

Robert continued: “We also make some interesting jewellery made from recycled bowling balls. The bowling balls we use have beautiful colours woven into them which makes some interesting, unique bowlerite jewellery.”

As well as high quality, hand-made jewellery, the shop also sells craft gins produced in Yorkshire.

For more information visit: www.yorkshirejewellerycompany.co.uk