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About The Real Thing

We specialise in sourcing and retailing evocative jewellery.

We have built this family business on the premise that we want our customers to feel they have purchased the perfect gift. Our customers enjoy telling us that the presents they bought from us previously “went down well” with the recipient and what’s more they have seen the gifts being worn many times since…The Real proof of the pudding!

Our premises in Sandbach face the historic Celtic crosses overlooking a picturesque cobbled square. Our Nantwich branch incorporates a specialist gift shop (Magpie Gifts) which dovetails with our jewellery offering unusual presents for all members of the family. 

What we offer:-

We sell “The Real Thing” all our jewellery pieces are made from precious metals and real stones, both precious and semi precious without costing the Earth. Very often hand crafted/finished and instantly recognisable as individual designs for individual people.

Our customers feel confident they can buy from us over and over again for all kinds of events, birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, Christenings, Valentines Day, Mothers day, Fathers day and Christmas presents. They are always delighted with the quality of our carefully chosen products and very often purchase matching jewellery pieces to ones bought already so that whole suites of jewellery may be built up and enjoyed.

We are very particular in choosing products that we would only be happy to purchase and receive ourselves and this has been our most sound principle from the beginning.

We like to “buy British” where possible showcasing many new UK designers and craftsmen. We also travel the world seeking new and unusual designs and often stock ranges solely available in the UK from us.


My wife and I run the business between us but would be lost without our knowledgeable, long serving staff who all share our love for the jewellery and gifts we acquire.

Josie, our 23 year old daughter began working for us at weekends years ago and now she's a teacher we continue to see her but mainly as a shopper treating herself and friends to unusual pieces.

Our Youngest daughter Ellie also used to work for us when studying for her A levels but now in her penultimate year at university has landed an interim job at Bentley (The premium car manufacturer) and thinks of nothing else!

Fayanne our eldest daughter also worked for us but has now opened her own Italian clothing shop!

The desire to supply unique products, jewellery and gifts to exactly suit our customers needs seems to continue to run in the family!!

Our staff who aren't family; Mel, Jenny, Lorraine, Sharon, Julie, Trish and Mandy all share the same interest and desire to learn about the unusual products we sell and take a real pride in exceeding our customers expectations.