Situated in the heart of Brighton’s historic Lanes, I’ve walked past the purple façade of Baroque Jewellery a number of times. I might have quickly peeked at the alluring window displays a couple of times, but I’ve never actually had a reason to go inside.
So when owners Pippa and Jason got in touch a few weeks ago, inviting me to visit and see how they work, I jumped at the chance.
Baroque are different to pretty much every jewellery shop I’ve ever been in. Not only do they carry some of the most unique pieces, crafted by independent local designers, they have four in-house master goldsmiths who hand make everything else from the workshop at the back of the store.
I briefly watched Andy melting and shaping a gold band for a customer order and could have chatted to him for hours, all about the process.