Welcome to Cumbrian Designs, I am Richard Harris a Jewellery designer working from my studio workshops in Cumbria, home of the beautiful Lake District and historic Hadrian’s Wall.
My love for jewellery started from a young age in my local family business, polishing charm bracelets from age 13, yes I don’t think it would be allowed these days. My dad was a silver hand engraver and I guess something rubbed off on me. I went to Sheffield City Polytechnic and graduated in 1988 with a BA (Hons) in Silversmithing and Jewellery and then went on to gain an FGA gemstone diploma. I was an early adopter of the internet and was selling online in 1998. Cumbrian Designs was launched in 2016.
Today I specialise in wedding bands, engagement rings and unique jewellery inspired by the lakes, fells and coastline that is so close by. My work is made from gold, platinum, silver and precious gemstones.
I am very lucky to have a career I enjoy and though the years it has kept me sane after clearing all the mess that my two teenage children have made. They are grown up now but as my wife says, you wouldn’t know it sometimes.
If you want to follow my latest ideas visit my Instagram or Facebook pages or my other website gretnagreenweddingring.com. If you have any questions about a specific design, please call me.
The best way to contact me is by email email@example.com or you can telephone my workshop on 01228-526-554 Monday to Friday 10AM to 3PM.