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We want to shout about Hartlepool’s success stories and introduce you to the new kids on the block. You’ll find behind the scenes articles about local businesses alongside regular updates and news from the Shop Hartlepool team. 

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A Touch of Sparkle

This week we spoke to local business, Mark Lloyd Jewellers about their family-ran business operating from their very own in-house workshop. We chatted to Michelle about how the business began and the answer to their most asked question! Michelle also shared with us all the details of their exclusive Shop Hartlepool Valentine’s Day offer. We’ll be starting with an exclusive offer for our followers on engagement rings!

If you’ve seen our recent Valentine’s Day post, you’ll have seen the fantastic offer Mark Lloyd Jewellers are running especially for Shop Hartlepool

They are offering Shop Hartlepool followers an exclusive 25% discount on all diamond engagement rings. The offer will be available from now until February 12th.

Pictured is an example of the stunning pieces that Mark Lloyd Jewellers stock. The ring is a Pear-Shaped Diamond Platinum ring, on trend with the latest celebrity engagement of Brands Song and Macaulay Culkin. Their incredible service and state of the art workshop, means you’ll find unique designs as well as quality refurbished pieces.

You’ll find more examples of the fantastic engagement rings they have on offer by following their social media below. 

Introduce us to your business and what you offer.

Hi there, we are a family run jewellers in Hartlepool.  We have our workshop onsite which means we don’t have to send your jewellery away! Aswell as having the retail side of the business we also do repairs, resizing of rings, commissions, restorations, remodelling jewellery, remaking, rhodium plating. We also have a good selection of secondhand jewellery.

How did your business begin?

Mark’s career began at the age of 17 when he had the opportunity to become a goldsmiths apprentice at H Lamb Jeweller in Hartlepool. He then moved to GH Feathers at the age of 23, working for Tim for 5 years before going self employed and renting space from Tim to run his own trade repair business and employed 2 apprentices. After 5 years Mark decided to relocate and his business became Mobeus, in Park Rd, Hartlepool. The business began to grow, he employed more staff then in 2016 he took over H Lamb jeweller, the place where it all began! In October 2020, due to a number of unforeseen circumstances we relocated to 41 Park Rd, our current location.

What do you love most about being a Hartlepool-based business?

As we are from Hartlepool we feel that we understand the people and what they want. We like to provide a service to our home town

How important do you think it is for local businesses to support each other?

It’s really important that we all work together and support each other as much as we can, to survive amongst the larger corporations. So many of us in the town have grown up together, our families know each other and if we can go to our local businesses first and foremost we are not only keeping our money in the town but supporting our local business men, women and families.

What question do you get asked the most?

Do you send jewellery away to be repaired?  The answer is ’No’.  Everything is done onsite. The workshops are open so you can actually see where the work is done and who is fixing it

What is your best selling item or range?

The Mark Lloyd signature range. Mark came up with he idea for his own wedding ring and the range is forever growing, although they are not just being bought as a wedding ring, nor are they only being worn by men. Each is handmade and can be customised if required.  They are selling all over the country and have gone International (America, Canada, Australia, Dubai etc). We even had a couple in Fiji having ‘his and hers’ made! My favourite is still the Vulcan.

What is your best selling item or range?

The Mark Lloyd signature range. Mark came up with he idea for his own wedding ring and the range is forever growing, although they are not just being bought as a wedding ring, nor are they only being worn by men. Each is handmade and can be customised if required.  They are selling all over the country and have gone International (America, Canada, Australia, Dubai etc). We even had a couple in Fiji having ‘his and hers’ made! My favourite is still the Vulcan.

Have you seen any trends in engagement rings this year?

The classic Tiffany style solitaire never goes out of fashion, however it also seems to be the more sparkle the better, so’ lots of diamonds!

Don’t forget to take advantage of the Valentine’s Day offer on engagement rings, only available until February 12th! Mark Lloyd Jewellers offer a range of services, stunning jewellery pieces and custom commission to name a few. They’ve got a fantastic range of stunning pieces from engagement rings to secondhand pieces. You’ll be safe in the knowledge that Mark Lloyd Jewellers take pride and passion in their work. You’ll also be supporting a local, family-ran business that has been born and breed in the town. 

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