Stunning jewellery inspired by nature & crafted by hand

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Welcome to The Croft Workshops

Unique Jewellery Specialists

We are an independent and experienced jewellers situated in the heart of Durham City. 

We specialise in the design and manufacture of unique and innovative engagement rings and his & her wedding rings. 

Our wedding and engagement ring designs are inspired by nature with many featuring leaf, flower and tree designs, and bought to life with passion, skill and dedication by Goldsmith Andrew Ashcroft, pictured right.

All rings sold online are hand-engraved to order or can be exclusively commissioned to your specification.

Browse our range of wedding and engagement rings or arrange an appointment to discuss a commission. 

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Featured Wedding Ring

Engagement ring diamonds explained

Do you know the difference between H/si diamonds and G/vs diamonds? Read our guide detailing the colour and clarity of each before you buy an engagement ring.

Diamond guide

Video: The Ring Making Process

Watch Goldsmith and jewellery designer Andrew Ashcroft go through the process of making a bespoke ring from start to finish.

The video shows the different stages of the design and making process starting with the initial design sketch. It then shows the creation of the metalwork, the setting of stones and concludes with the final clean and polish. . 

For more information about engagement ring or wedding ring commissions please contact Andrew Ashcroft at:

Are you looking for something extra special?

Dream pieces handmade to order

Our bespoke approach to jewellery is what separates us from other jewellers – the finished product is limited only by your imagination.

Although specialising in engagement and wedding rings, Andrew Ashcroft also creates unique commission pieces and such as pendants, earrings and bangles, plus some more unusual items including a hand engraved lighter case and a St Cuthbert’s Cross. 

Arrange a consultation at The Croft Workshops to discuss a commission. 


"Great ideas and beautiful jewellery. Would highly recommend if you want something special and unique. My engagement ring is just perfect and we will certainly be returning to have our wedding rings made. Thank you."

Barbara J, Facebook

"Can't praise Andrew enough. He made a completely bespoke ring for me from my wedding and engagement rings and it was exactly as I envisaged it. He truely is an artist."

Jayne S, Facebook

"Andrew made our wedding rings and I cannot fault his work! The craftsmanship and time that he puts into every piece is unbelievable. His designs are so unique and bespoke to exactly what you want. Best place to go for that something special."

Karen S, Facebook

"Absolutely fantastic we both got our weddings rings made off Andrew and are over the moon! Anybody wanting jewellery you must go here! Thanks for all your help and patience!"

Jayne L, Facebook

"Don't go anywhere else for your jewellery. Andrew is amazing and extremely reasonable. I had a very specific budget. He was able to tell me how to get the desired effect within my price range and I was super impressed with the finished product of our wedding rings. My wife loved her engagement ring too. Absolutely perfect. Definitely 5* from me."

James R, Facebook

Visit Us

We're located in Durham City's creative hub, Fowler's Yard, tucked away behind Durham's Indoor Market. Inside the workshop we have a selection of jewellery on display as well as wedding ring and engagement ring look-books for inspiration. If you are making a special trip to discuss a potential commission or would like to discuss some design ideas for a potential commission, drop us a call to arrange an appointment on 0191 383 0020.

The Croft Workshop

Studio 1
Fowlers Yard
Durham, DH1 3RA

Opening Times
Wed - Sat: 10am - 5pm

Tel: 0191 383 0020

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