Following the launch of their brand a little under two years ago, award-winning jeweller Raliegh Goss and her partner Angus Law have relocated from London’s Hatton Garden to open their flagship store and workshop in Burnham Market, Norfolk. At the same time, they launched two new collections: their natural fancy-coloured diamond ‘bridal’ collection and their signature collection.
Prior to the launch, Raliegh, who trained as a goldsmith, had designed for high-end Mayfair jewellery brands, celebrities and wealthy individuals. Her days were once spent walking through electronic airlock security doors and surrounded by more diamonds than most of us will see in a lifetime. Angus, meanwhile, was in hot demand from many of the Bond Street jewellery brands for his precision manufacturing skills.
Making predominantly bridal jewellery and bespoke jewels for private clients, Raliegh Goss has quickly become the brand of choice for a younger generation willing to step out of the confines of the luxury bridal marketplace.
At Raliegh Goss, they found coloured diamond engagement rings at unmatched prices with serious design and craftsmanship.
A visit to Raliegh Goss involves an initial discussion in which it is stressed that the duo work only with eco diamonds of fine quality, all certified by the GIA. Raliegh and Angus will always provide comparisons so clients can see how much more they are getting for their money. Says Raliegh, ‘The best feeling is seeing someone who might elsewhere get something small, get so much more.’
A proudly British brand, Raliegh Goss is also one of a very select few jewellers in the world not to outsource.
While its diamonds and gemstones come from a variety of sources, including Hong Kong, Israel, New York, Antwerp and London, everything else, with the exception of hallmarking, is done in house. The duo design the pieces and are expert in 3D design and 3D print; they cast, mount, polish, plate and set stones themselves.’
While Raliegh and Angus have become renowned for their supreme expertise and craft, what is less obvious is why they opened their flagship in Norfolk. ‘I spent part of my childhood in North Norfolk and went to school at Gresham’s in Holt,’ says Raliegh. ‘I chose Burnham Market because it is the go-to shopping destination in North Norfolk.’
She and Angus have redesigned the shop in such a way that customers can see them at work in a visible workshop within the store. Raliegh has also filled the shop with precious natural objects which she has curated from all over the world, such as fossils, petrified wood, museum shells, brass sculptures, entomology collections and ancient Cycladic marble.
‘We think of our shop as a cave of wonders,’ says Raliegh, ‘a place where people can come and glance at bewildering artefacts and grasp a true understanding of how jewellery is made and see it happening live. Or simply pop in and have a coffee or some fizz while looking through designs and be inspired to create something new and wondrous.’
RALIEGH GOSS 15 GREVILLE STREET, LONDON, EC1N 8SQ +44 (0)20 7242 5400