Recent sympathetic re-design and refurbishment of the exquisite jewellers’ stores by Sarah Corbridge, the great granddaughter of founder William Wearne, has brought a modern influence into an establishment with unmatchable experience and professionalism, bringing Wearnes to the forefront in retail jewellery. Sarah’s artistic flair has created a luxury feel by using hand embroidered silks and crystal, a beautiful shopping experience.
Her jewellery is both classic and contemporary using only the best gemstones cherrypicked worldwide. Specially designed bespoke commissions and remodelling of family heirlooms have become Wearnes speciality – and tokens of love leave romantically from Cornwall for all over the world.
In the 1990s, Sarah designed the “Lily of the Valley” range of jewellery with Helston’s famous Flora Day in mind, as well as the Cornish Diamond Tin Collection – made from salvaged shipwrecked Cornish Tin and diamonds. An 18 carat gold Lily of the Valley brooch and a pair of Cornish Tin cuff-links were presented to HRH Prince Charles by Sarah in 2002 as Golden Jubilee gifts for HRH and HM Queen Elizabeth II.
The latest and most exciting venture for Wearnes, marking it’s descending history through four generations, is Sarah’s invention of alloys of 9/18 carat gold and silver containing historic shipwrecked Cornish Tin (patent pending). This is intended so that everyone with a love of Cornwall can own a little piece of it and enjoy all types of conventional jewellery made from it with no limitations on stone setting and design. Unique to Wearnes Cornish Tin and Gold Stockists is in great demand wherever Cornish miners and families have settled.
Why not check out our new animation, showcasing the story of Cornish Tin & Gold here.
If you want to know more, or have any questions about the history of Wearnes, then please do not hesitate to get in contact with us today – we will be more than happy to help.