Silver, Bronze, Pewter and Tin Jewellery – Genuinely Designed and Made in Cornwall
Every piece of St Justin jewellery and giftware is crafted by hand and eye in Cornwall, the South West extremity of Britain. Situated 400 metres from the beach, we draw our inspiration from the sea, the sand, the wildlife and the azure blue colours that surround us most days.
Pewter jewellery, is a medium hard metal that ages well, developing a greyish patina over time. You can leave it to age (as many do) or use a polishing cloth and rub to bring back a lustrous shine.
Bronze jewellery is a very hard metal that looks like gold when first seen. We only use copper and tin, referred to as “classic bronze”, to make it. Our ancestors used bronze to make swords and these were only superseded when iron was discovered. We cast our bronze using the lost wax process, due to its high melting point.
Silver jewellery is made with Sterling Silver (925). Nearly as hard as bronze, it takes a polish well and is easily kept clean using Silver Dip. We make our silver jewellery using the lost wax process and then, after fettling, give each piece a final hand polish.
Cornish tin jewellery is quite unique (at least ours is). The tin comes from a ship wrecked in 1863. It was originally smelted in Cornwall and carries an ancient pedigree not to be found elsewhere.
St Justin Jewellery Product range
Celtic crosses are a strong part of the collection as there are so many granite versions to be seen in Cornwall and the other 5 Celtic nations. Pendants, earrings, brooches, kilt pins, buckles, hair slides feature in Celtic and other styles.
These include; Viking, Saxon, Early Celtic, Art Nouveau and Contemporary.
Celtic art reverberates through the centuries, identified by the simple sophistication of form and an indefinable feeling for the rightness of things. St Justin jewellery is not only a re-creation of the past, but a continual evolution of living art created by local craftsmen for the people of today.
For more information about our beginnings go here.
St Justin Stockists
St Justin jewellery and giftware is available in various stockists throughout Cornwall, the UK and the rest of the world. If you are in Cornwall you can visit our shop in the Wharfside Shopping Centre, Penzance, where you will find the complete collection.
We ship to many countries around the world including Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and the USA. Europe and Scandinavia are our closest trading partners.