Paris' fascination with jewellery began from the age of 4, when her beloved grandma Valerie would show Paris her vast jewellery collected from numerous antique shops and family heirlooms; some of her earliest memories are from her Grandma letting her try on her rings. From then on, Paris grew up knowing she wanted to base her life around jewellery.
After an education in fashion business and Fine Art, Paris worked in a Jewellers and across retail all while creating GGG on her weekends off from university and work.
Paris stumbled across a silversmiths she had visited throughout growing up one lazy saturday afternoon and a spark was lit; the store (a Derby staple!) was closing as the owner Richard was retiring, and Paris had the idea of speaking to him about the possibility of reopening the little jewellery store on her own. Thanks to Richard, Paris managed to be taken seriously as a 22 year old and was awarded the lease for her first shop.
With very (very!) limited funds, as a drop out of her fine art degree, and with her tempestuous old lady of a pug in tow; Paris opened the Derby store of GGG Jewellery Co at 22 in 2016.
From that day in 2016, GGG Jewellery Co has existed in the heart of Derby as its leading alternative fine Jewellers.
Chris joined the company in 2018 as GGG's Lead Smith & Designer. Chris, Paris’ then partner and now husband, had a career in sculpture, fine art and casting before working with Paris - to which he was able to transfer his knowledge and skills into a career creating fine jewellery at GGG.
Our collections are completely designed by us in house and then traditionally carved and cast by Chris, and finished by our team of smiths.
We built our own workshop in our Derby store by hand, and we make sure that everything we create is only created with ethically sourced precious metals and gemstones we can find.
All of our packaging is recyclable and vegan friendly.
GGG Jewellery Co has had the opportunities of travelling the UK doing events nationwide, such as Leeds Tattoo Convention. We created a pop up store in Afflecks Palace in Manchester in 2017. We have had the honour of creating a full collection for Alnwick Poison Garden and have released over 6 collections in just under two years with a more to come.
We’re only just getting started 🖤
GGG Jewellery Co is ran in memory of the people who inspired us most - Tez Williams, John & Hazel Fletcher, and last but certainly not least, Mama Valerie Slack.
✨ rewritten december 2021.