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  • We have no sales staff. Clients deal direct with one of our expert jewellery designers, goldsmiths, and diamond mounters.
  • Our jewellery is designed and handmade in-house by our own highly skilled craftsmen/craftswomen.
  • We specialise in one-off and bespoke pieces.
  • We do not sell online. We believe that purchasing a wedding ring or engagement ring is a unique moment in anyone’s life, and that personal one-to one service from an expert is the way to achieve the best possible result.
  • Clients can have as much creative input as they wish in the design of their jewellery.
  • Because we are both maker and retailer we are able to offer exclusive bespoke designs at prices that are comparable with those of good quality factory-produced rings.
  • Our craftsmen and craftswomen follow the whole creation from the initial design consultation through to handing over the finished item, and take great pride in producing jewellery that completely fulfils the brief, and exceeds the expectations of the client.
  •  To keep your jewellery looking it’s best we offer a free annual clean for items purchased from us.

Aurum designer-jewellers is a contemporary jewellers near Brighton in West Sussex. The company was set up in 1985, by jewellery designer Andrew Leggett, who had spent the preceding 10 years making high-class contemporary jewellery in the workshops, of eminent London jewellery designers John Donald and the late Geoffrey Turk.

For the first 16 years of Aurum, Andrew worked alone in the workshop, but in 2010, moving to a slightly larger premises meant there was room for more benches, and we now have three goldsmiths creating contemporary jewellery to commission and for our stock.

When recruiting a new goldsmith the company takes a graduate with a degree in jewellery design, fresh from university and trains them in-house to produce jewellery to Andrew Leggett’s exacting standards.

We love creating contemporary jewellery with clean, simple lines, and our own style tends to be asymmetric and slightly quirky, but without being outlandish. The scale of our work ranges from fine and delicate to chunky and even outsize. Our stock pieces are often used as inspiration for our clients when designing their own pieces, although much of the bespoke jewellery we create bears no resemblance whatever to our “house style”. Our talented team thrives on the challenges that come with each new commission.

Although most of our clients visit us in person, we frequently undertake commissions for bespoke contemporary jewellery from all over the UK and abroad, with all arrangements being made using e-mails and phone calls.

When commissioning a piece of bespoke jewellery from Aurum, you deal direct with Andrew Leggett or with one of his small team of highly-skilled jewellery designers and goldsmiths. Because we are the makers we understand the technicalities involved, and can answer questions, and guide you through the design process. Usually the goldsmith you speak to will be the one who actually makes your piece of jewellery if you decide to order. – A very personal one-to one service.

If you would like to arrange a free design-consultation, if you have any questions, or would like to discuss an idea, please call us. We would be delighted to talk over ideas for your ring.

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Our Design Process

Our design process. We outline the steps in turning your ideas into a beautiful piece of Bespoke Jewellery.
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Our Process

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Bespoke jewellery designer since 1976.


Andrew is the owner and lead designer at Aurum jewellers.

Andrew Leggett’s Experience

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