19 Bridge Street
The gallery workshop in Bridge Street is where Bill and Nikki Maddocks design and make beautiful pieces of jewellery at the bench. You can buy pieces from their limited ranges on show but the options are endless as they offer a specialist jewellery service. Their bespoke designs allows them to tailor the design and materials to suit your style and budget.
Bill is a goldsmith working in residence within the gallery and is happy to discuss design ideas. Appointments are free to discuss ideas and you are not committing yourself until you are happy with the design and the price. After that a deposit is required if you decide to have the piece made up. They work in gold, silver and platinum and can source practically any stones you require from the best quality diamonds to semi precious stones and beads. It is also possible to melt and reuse old gold if it has a sentimental value and old stones can be cleaned and reused to create a new, unique piece.
It takes approximately six weeks after designing to create the finished piece. Bill explains it is a privileged to be part of the journey starting with an idea , putting it on paper , working it through all the processes, sending it to the Assay Office where it is tested and stamped with the makers mark and finally presenting it to the customer in its box. Every piece has it own story. They make jewellery for all types of occasions and appreciate it can sometimes be difficult for customers to be confident when having a piece made for a surprise so they offer a service where you can present a sketch in a box allowing the design and materials to evolve so the final piece is exactly what you want. Another option is to choose a stone which can be given in a presentation box and you can come in and design the piece together.
Working closely with other specialist trades enables them to offer hand engraving and an assortment of other services including casting, plating and stone cutting of the highest quality.
We Three Kings also offers to service and repair your jewellery whether
it is a general check up or complete overhaul.
The skills used in creating jewellery largely remained unchanged for hundreds of years, the art of goldsmithing dates back over 5000 years and is the earliest form of metalworking.
We Three Kings is situated in a 17th Century listed building once
occupied by Early's of Witney, manufacturers of the famous blanket in the
Cotswold market town of Witney, Oxfordshire.
updated October 2008