By Kingfisher Visitor Guides
Explore the historic heart of Newcastle’s old town and you’ll discover a hidden gem in The Glamorous Owl jewellers.
Not only does The Glamorous Owl stock a dazzling variety of artisanal jewellery and gifts, but the award-winning shop also offers something you won’t find in your regular high street chain: the chance to create your own jewellery.
Handcrafted silver jewellery
The shop’s collection of striking silver jewellery is crafted personally by owner and silversmith Claire Chapman, who launched the Glamorous Owl in 2015 to share her passion for creating elegant, bespoke jewellery.
With more than 12 years’ experience, Claire’s work includes rings, pendants, bangles, bracelets, brooches, and more.
As well as Claire’s handiwork, The Glamorous Owl stocks a regularly rotating assortment of products handcrafted by a variety of North-East artisans, including sea glass jewellery, tartan goods, handmade candles, scarves, gifts, and more.
Wedding rings as unique as your relationship
What truly sets The Glamorous Owl apart is Claire’s love of sharing her craft. Venture upstairs above the shop, and you’ll discover a fully-equipped jewellery-making workshop just waiting to help you to discover a new skill.
Workshops can be booked for individuals interested in crafting their own ring or bangle, or by couples to forge their own wedding rings.
“Wedding rings are pieces of jewellery likely to become family heirlooms – I wear my grandmother’s. I love hearing how a customer plans to hand down a ring to her granddaughter one day, and tell her ‘I made that’” Claire Chapman
Choosing from a variety of styles and metals, plus personal instruction from Claire, couples can fashion wedding rings together using hammers, files, and blowtorches.
The end result: wedding rings that are unique to you as a couple, and as enduring as your love.
2 Old George Yd, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 1EZ.
0191 261 7283