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Katie Wakeling from Guy Wakeling Jewellery

Hi, my name is Katie…

Guy & I have now been married for 11 years; we have two beautiful children together – Jacob and Martha – and live in Longton, near Preston, not far from the Studio and Workshop.

Unlike Guy, I am not a trained jewellery craftsman and, until just a few years ago, I didn’t know my platinum from my palladium! However, that doesn’t mean that I don’t bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the business…in fact, I like to think that I’m the brains behind the operation! Without my dedicated input (and nagging!), the entire thing would likely fall apart.

That’s why, since 2010, Guy and I have been on this crazy journey to build a thriving business, both to put into practice the things we love doing whilst at the same time creating an income that would support us as a family and allow us all to grow.

With Guy’s incredible skill and craftmanship as a bespoke jeweller and my drive to build a business that would reflect our family values and the needs of our customers, we knew we could create a company that did things differently, so we did.

And we’ve never looked back. Since we first launched almost 10 years ago, the business has gone from strength to strength and we have gained a reputation for quality and reliability. Both Guy and I pride ourselves on knowing our clients well and understanding what they want and need, and our customers frequently tell us how much what we do means to them, which makes all the hard work worthwhile.


In September 2014 we were proud to be able to open our first premises dedicated to Guy Wakeling Jewellery in Longton, which combined a workshop where Guy can work his magic, plus a showroom and consultation area where we can showcase our jewellery and meet our customers.

In December 2019 it was time to expand, only moving a mile down the road, our new premises is perfect and being a front shop we are now able to extend our retail side of the business, please see Brands Stocked for more details.


As our family business has grown and developed, I have learnt a lot about jewellery, from the design process, through the delicate construction process right up to the point of sale to our customers, so, despite still not being able to make even the most simple item, I have developed a keen eye for well-crafted, stylish pieces of jewellery that offer our customers something a little bit special.

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As a result, we always have a range of hand made, ready-to-wear jewellery for sale both on our website and in our showroom, either from the D Diamond Collection or from Guys’ Signature Collection. Whether you’re looking for a reasonably priced gift for a loved one or need to buy something significant to mark a special date or anniversary, it’s likely we’ll have the perfect thing for you, to hand, ready to purchase today.

Ready to pop the question?

Get in touch to find out how we can make your big moment even more special with a bespoke engagement ring.