Piotr Jajszczyk – master jeweller at Ogden of Harrogate

I am a firm believer in buying local and supporting family businesses and it’s always a pleasure to be able to work with one!

Ogden of Harrogate are particularly special, renowned experts in fine jewellery they still occupy their original building in James Street, Harrogate where they have been creating exceptional jewellery for customers  – ranging from Yorkshire farmers and brides to be, to historic figures such as Winston Churchill, the Roosevelts, King George VI and Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark (later known as the Duchess of Kent) – for over 125 years.

One very important team member is their in-house master jewellery, Piotr Jajszczyk, who has been working with them for over seven years and spends his days designing, making and repairing luxury jewellery using precious metals, large precious stones such as diamonds, emeralds and rubies and semi-precious stones.  An expert in his field he is accomplished at working on a range of pieces, from antique tiaras and grand heirloom pieces to modern jewellery and watches – and as he says: “I’m just out to create perfection, whatever I’m working on and whoever it’s for.”

I was so pleased that Yorkshire Life magazine selected Piotr for their ‘My Workspace’ feature in the December issue, and think the article is well worth a read – for me it’s a great way to end the year on a PR high!

The full article can be read here https://www.yorkshirelife.co.uk/people/piotr-jajszczy-ogden-of-harrogate-1-5778878

Ogden of Harrogate https://www.ogdenharrogate.co.uk/

Ram’s Return creates photo opp…

To celebrate the 125th anniversary of Ogden Harrogate, one of the finest jewellery firms in the UK, we helped to track down this beautifully crafted silver gilt ram which was originally created in their Harrogate workshop in the 1930’s. This unique piece is on loan from the London based Worshipful Company of Weavers and its return to Yorkshire soil was an ideal excuse for a PR press photo opportunity.

The large ram, valued at £60,000, is realistically modelled and stands on an oblong grass plinth supported on an ebonised wooden base.  The inscription reads “Presented to the Worshipful Weavers’ Company By the Rt. Hon. Lord Illingworth of Denton JPC on the occasion of their Octocentenary AD 1130 to AD 1930” Lord Illingworth, a longstanding client of Ogden of Harrogate, came from an old Yorkshire family and served as Postmaster General under David Lloyd George, rising to a peerage in 1921.

The Silver Ram will be on display in Ogden Harrogate, 38 James St, Harrogate HG1 1RQ from Wed 25 April until Saturday 5th May. This is a special event which marks the 125th anniversary of their founding.

Photo credit: Gary Longbottom, Yorkshire Post

PR Photo Shoot

Very impressed with the results of a photoshoot we organised earlier in the week with photographer Tim Hardy. Great photography is essential for your brand image and we think these reflect the luxury Yorkshire brand Ogden of Harrogate perfectly. A professional photo shoot is more affordable than many people realise and is definitely worth the investment.

Art in the News

Lovely to see lots of northern artists in the news. I think this is a great photo by York Press​ Photographer of artist Harriet McKenzie, one of the artists taking part in York Open Studios​ this year. I’m looking forward to exploring some of the studios this weekend…http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/15231182.Artists_line_up_for_York_Open_Studio_weekends_2017/?ref=rl&lp=5