All of our pieces are inspired by the sea & the outdoors and handmade in my studio, on the beatiful North Norfolk Coast.
The story began at Christmas in 2018. After always wanting to explore Silversmithing, as a gift, my other half enrolled me onto a silversmith course. From then until March of 2020, i spent every Tuesday afternoon in the workshop, learning new skills and creating jewellery.
Once confident in my ability and designs, i started to sell in December 2019 & Papa A's Treasures was born. I always knew i would develop something in memory of my late father, and this venture seemed to fit. He was creative & loved the outdoors, most of my memories of us are from the beach & he was the one who introduced me to my love of jewellery, buying me pieces for special occasions.
I love mixing new and old, using elements of old jewellery alongside new creations and making unique pieces. We are all different, so why shouldn't our jewellery be?
I believe in creating good quality, unique products that everyone can enjoy, whilst being conscious of the ethical and environmental impact of the industry.
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Every single piece is handmade, so will be unique in one way or another. Every single piece will have it's own character.
Our packaging is eco friendly, custom made at Westpack or The Tiny Box Company, embossed with our logo. The cardboard used is FSC certified and rest of the packaging has the Westpack ECO stamp, meaning the glue, paper and carboard are all eco friendly. We post our treasures to you in either a recyclable cardboard box, or an eco friendly jiffy.
We tend to use the same suppliers for our materials -
Cooksongold- who are Certified through the London Bullion Market Association. Which proves that the company support international efforts to provent the financing of terrorist activites, military conflicts and human rights violations with in the precious metal trade.
They also supply Eco Silver. Made from 100% recycled silver products that range from medical equipment, jewellery and even medical equipment, and offer a scrap metal scheme, where we send offcuts and dust, from sanding to be recycled back into usable silver.
Kernowcraft- a small business, passed down 3 generations, offering authentic, high quality and ethically sourced gemstones and jewellery making supplies.
All gemstones are genuine genuine semi-precious or precious gemstones. They have long-standing relationships with most of their suppliers and have received assurances that suppliers treat their workers fairly - providing a safe workplace, access to health care and a fair wage.
Ward Gemstones- A family run business in London's Hatton Garden.
All of their stones come from workshops and factories they have visited, and are confident that the people employed are treated well and fairly for the different countries they are based.