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Here at Cathy Stephens we value our customers and pride ourselves on our personalised service. We feel so lucky to have a loyal and diverse customer base who trust us to make their ideas a reality.

We are always so grateful for all the feedback we receive so a huge thank you to all of our customers past and present!

Hi Michelle

Just wanted to say how delighted I am with the ring! It is just as lovely as I had hoped it could be!


Many thanks to you and the designers and workshop.


The family have all agreed it is beautiful and will now be a lovely lasting heirloom and memory of my Mum.

Thanks again, it was lovely to have it just in time for Christmas.



December 2023

Dear Cathy,

Once more you impressed with your expertise by repairing a family keepsake against all the odds with the help of your team who found a way to protect the pearl during the repair process, which seemed an impossible task. If that was not enough, the pearl pendant was beautifully cleaned & presented. 


Thanks also again for the lovely surprise by turning the remaining ring (stones already removed & set into the stunning pendant created earlier) into a surprise pair of earings.


Thank you for your amazing work Cathy. 


Best Wishes Christa - Nov 2023

Staring at a box of unworn jewellery ………..


I didn't have a lot of jewellery but I did have some nice pieces.

The problem was I didn't wear them. An emerald in an

old-fashioned setting, a diamond earring without its pair. Some beautiful Tahitian pearls but on too short a rope. A teenage necklace of delicate white pearls that was too young for me now. 

I was destined to pass my jewellery on to my two daughters. Then they would stare at a box of unworn jewellery…………


Instead, I took my jewellery to Cathy Stephens in Groby to be remodelled.


I now have a fabulous emerald ring. It is a version of a ring Cathy designed a long time ago. The stone is offset by the lonely diamond and the mount includes my wedding ring which I rarely wore.

My daughters now have long drop earrings that have used some of my Tahitian pearls as have my friends Hannah and Rosie. The designs are individual to each person.

My pretty white pearl necklace has been lengthened with perfect matching pearls and is now much worn. 
Friend Jenny opted to have her diamond earrings given a new lease of life with a couple of my pearls

Cathy used some pearls and the original clasp to create a striking bracelet

The whole experience of Cathy designing and remodelling my jewel was a personal and enjoyable experience. I would encourage anyone to take a fresh look at unworn jewellery


Sally - Oct 2023
















Hi Cathy,
Thought you’d like to know that Hannah was blown away with her earrings - it was her 40th this Sunday. A few tears were shed …
Thank you so much again for “ getting “ the story behind the earrings … the man in the moon will live on for the next generation.
Best wishes and 🎄greetings to you and yours
Lesley - Dec 2022
PS  It’s my 70th next year so may well be booking an appointment!!


A big thank you to Cathy and her team for the beautiful ring and bracelet. They have such sentimental value already and I am really enjoying wearing both pieces and have received numerous compliments from friends.

Thank you to you all.


Elaine - Nov 2022


To whom in may concern 


Can I thank you personally for the work you have done on my wife engagement ring. It's looks fantastic, and she is over the moon with it. 

I will not be your biggest customer but the way your staff made me feel was like I was your best and only customer. When I need to buy some jewellery you will be my first point of call. 

Again thank you and have a great xmas. 


Many thanks

B. - November 2022


Dear Cathy,

I am sorry we missed you when I came to collect my pendant & ring, but your colleague looked after us extremely well.

I am thrilled to bits with what you have done, both the pendant & ring are absolutely beautiful, they are just stunning & are now statement pieces of jewellery that I can wear, instead of odd bits & pieces sitting in a box.

A huge big thank you for working your magic, I definitely made the right choice in commissioning you to remodel my Mum's jewellery, I just love it!

All the best to you and your team.

Teresa - November 2022

Hi Cathy & Pip,

Firstly I just wanted to say how in love I am with the amazing design you created with my now fiance. He’s told me about how much you helped him through the process and that you were amazing when he asked to switch from emerald last minute (my bad!).
I’ve had so many compliments on how beautiful the setting is and how the sapphire and diamonds catch the light, so thank you from the bottom of my heart for being a part of such an important moment for us both.

Sarah - October 2022




Hi Cathy Have just returned home with the beautiful earrings you have made for my daughter’s 40th birthday in December. You have completely blown me away with the very special design of the “ diamond in the moon “earrings crafted from my late husband’s rings. My only regret is that I have to wait until December for her birthday!! I shall be making a return journey very soon to have a chat about what you can create from the remaining gold….

Sincerest heartfelt thanks Lesley - July 2022




I hope you are well. I just wanted to say a massive thank you for my beautiful engagement ring. It is like a sister ring to the one I lost recently and I am so very very happy to be able to wear it again. 

It is so simple and stylish . As I said to you there was a history with your shop when we first got engaged 23 years ago and we had the original one made.The fact that you made it again for us means so much. 

So once again from the  bottom of our hearts, thank you 

Paul and Marie - July 2022

PS I now need to save up again as you have so many gorgeous pieces in your shop!😉

Attached a pic of the ring on my finger














Dear Cathy

I’d just like to say how wonderful you were when I came in with my late Mothers broken gold locket.
You did an absolutely amazing job in redesigning the back piece and fixing it all back together. It really does look like new.
I’ve attached a picture of my daughter wearing it - needless to say she was over come with emotion when I have it to her and would like to pass on her thanks also!
Thankyou so much for your dedicated time and expertise, I’m so glad I bought it into you and so very pleased that I got to meet you and that you personally undertook the sentimental job that it was.

Just brilliant.
Kind regards
Janet - July 2022


Good evening, I just need to thank the lovely staff, Charlene, Sharon, and the guy I spoke to on the phone,for the fabulous service you have given over the last couple of months,to help me make a decision on choosing a ring in memory of my late mother.

After losing mum last year I decided that I would love to purchase a ring in her memory. After looking at the regular high street jewellers, I really struggled to enthuse as to what I was looking for.

I am not one for jewellery at the best of times, and as much as the very blingy stuff looks lovely, it wasn't for me.

After discussing this with my daughter Kelly, she suggested going into Nottingham just to have a look at what was available, not knowing where we would look.

We were so lucky to come across the Cathy Stephens shop, where straight away we were given professional advice,different options available,with no pushy sales person.

I was able to take my time choosing from the lovely range of stones you have,with help from the staff.

I have picked up my ring today, along with a ring of my late grandmother's, which you were able to bring  back to life making it look new again, and I absolutely love them.

I would certainly recommend you, and will not hesitate paying you another visit, if ever I decide to purchase further.

Once again , many thanks to all involved.
Sue - June 2022

Hi Cathy


As you know I came to collect the commission necklace you made for me yesterday. I just wanted to let you know that you were right, I absolutely love it, it's simply stunning and I'm so glad that you were able to give me exactly what I wanted! It is the perfect length and sits really beautifully around my neck, thank you so much!


One of your colleagues showed me the matching bracelet that has also been made and although I wasn't able to purchase it yesterday, I definitely do want to buy it, but as discussed, this will be later in the year when I have more funds available.


Many thanks again

Wendy - July 2022

Hi Cathy, 


Danny and I just wanted to say a huge thank you and show you a couple of photos from the big day! I all went perfectly and Jewellery you have made us is absolutely perfect.

My mum set a new standard in the jewellery that she has bought from you over the years, and I will be sure to carry this on. 


Thank you once again, we'll pop in and see you soon.


Helen - May 2022

Dear Cathy
Oh my, there is just not enough thank yous for all your wonderful and heartfelt work you put into making a charm for Hannah and a beautiful ring for me, your love for your work and compassion you showed to myself and daughter was humbling not only will we remember Mum/Nan but also you, as this could have been a very upsetting experience however, you made it truly memorable, thank you Merry Christmas to you and your staff.
With thanks Susan - December 2021















To Cathy and all her team,

I wanted to let you know how thrilled we are with the recent work you carried out for us. The watch bracelet alteration is perfect, it looks amazing and Fran loves wearing it. The earrings you made from the bracelet links are just perfect for her, and I’m so pleased it was on your suggestion that we had them made.
She had sent photographs to the relevant grandparents, who can’t wait to see them in person.

Please thank all the staff concerned for making this such a positive and pleasurable experience.
Many thanks .

Wendy - November 2021



Dear Jonno,


I just wanted to email to thank you and Cathy for our beautiful wedding rings and my engagement ring. All of our family and friends are very impressed with my engagement ring and everyone says how beautiful and delicate it is.

 My Mum and Sister love the wedding band with the diamonds from my grandmother’s ring, I can’t wait to be married to start wearing it.

Andy’s wedding band suits him and looks great. 

Thank you for your guidance in choosing our rings.



Dear Cathy and team,

You kindly refashioned my engagement ring as a significant birthday gift from my husband.
To say that I am delighted with the result is a huge understatement. I confess that I was quite apprehensive about the proposed changes as the ring meant so very much to me. What misplaced sentiment! With your incredible skill and creativity you have sympathetically enhanced a classically beautiful ring into an utterly stunning and meaningful  treasure. It has been noticed and commented on by so many friends/family.
I am so very grateful to you all. It will never be taken off my finger.
Wishing you all a happy, healthy and prosperous Christmas and new year.





Just wanted to say a big thank you! 

Met with Cathy a few months ago to have some cufflinks made, in memory of my grandad and uncle. Cathy then directed me to a tailor, who has made me a beautiful shirt out of my grandmas old dresses and scarves. 

Please find attached photos of the shirt and cufflinks!  

Thank you again - I feel very lucky to have these lovely sentimental items.

October 2020












Hi Cathy

Just want to say thankyou so much for resizing my mum's wedding ring in time for my wedding which should have been

today, we managed to bring it forward by 24 hours .

We had an amazing day, feel so lucky it all came together just in time before lockdown, I've attached some photos.

Take care everyone and hopefully by next spring we can put covid behind us.

Best wishes


November 2020












Thanks Cathy for beautiful navel ring absolutely perfect!
















Thank you for my original wedding ring in 1989, I still love it.
However, to celebrate 30 years of happiness ( & swollen fingers), it's the right
time to update.
I adore my super lovely new rings.
















Hello Cathy
I have been looking for a couple of years for someone to design a piece or pieces of Jewellery for the blue lace agate stones. They are among the first (probably the first successful) stones my husband cut when he took up lapidary seriously and we set them in the settings you saw. For many years they have sat in a Jewellery box unworn and looking forlorn, waiting to be set in something worthy. 
Meeting Charlene at the Bakewell lapidary show in October was the chance that led us to you and eventually your design of my necklace. I was delighted with the drawing Charlene brought to show me and after some thought about cost, decided to go ahead with the project. Mike, my husband kept the finished necklace hidden until Christmas so the first time I saw the finished work was on Christmas morning and I was really pleased with the result and couldn’t wait to wear the necklace. I have worn it twice so far and really felt comfortable wearing it and showing it off to everyone, it’s a lovely design and I’m very impressed with the silver work you produced, it enhances the stones beautifully and the necklace has now become my “heirloom” piece of Jewellery that I shall enjoy wearing at every opportunity.
Thank you so much for all your work creating this lovey necklace.












Dear Cathy,
I would like to thank you for creating such a beautiful representation of a swan. You have really captured the elegance that swans display when they glide across the water.
It is my daughters 50th birthday today and she is delighted with it. Her exact words were " it really is beautiful and special. I love it and will treasure it."
I really appreciate the time, skill and care that you put into this

Once again all my thanks












Hello Cathy
I just wanted to thank you and your team for making my stunning ring. Wow! I hope you are pleased with the result as well. I don't think I have ever been so excited before, waiting for its completion. It was a long six weeks. The valuation was also quite mind-blowing. I'm so pleased that the diamonds have been used and will not be sitting in a box unseen and forgotten.



I'm in love with the stunning ring Cathy designed and made for me. From listening carefully to my idea of incorporating the birthstones of my husband, two daughters and I, to sketching and discussing the lovely infinity design, Cathy created my dream ring. Thanks so much for bringing my concept to life - you have made me so happy & I can't stop admiring it. A wonderful experience from start to finish - I'll definitely return for a matching necklace and earrings.


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Thank you so much. You have all be so wonderful at every stage of creating my bespoke masterpiece.   

It is even more splendid than I imagined. Every time the light catches it at different angles it sparkles in a new way.

I can't wait to add the earrings to my collection.   

Please also thank Chris for excellent craftmanship.

I absolutely love it! !! I can't recommend you all enough. I am telling all my friends and work colleagues.

See you soon.



Had the pleasure of meeting Cathy herself during the design week and she carefully listened to my requirements and produced the perfect ring that exceeded my ideas and expectations based on an example of my Nana's. Cathy turned it into 'my' ring and it is going to be the perfect ring for my the big day! My nana purchased her ring from Cathy over 25 years ago and it made sense to go back for my ring! Highly recommend and will definitely be back for more jewellery!


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Dear Cathy and Pippa,
Thank you both for all your time and hard work making our wedding
jewellery. I love it all and am so looking forward to wearing it in
Scotland on May 25th!

Many thanks, Jen

Dear Pippa,
Thank you so much for a wedding ring appointment never to be forgotten.
We LOVED the VIP midnight trying on session

Love Alison

Cathy, Sam and Andrea,
Many thanks for your friendship. You are not only very special jewellers but very caring girls! My sincere thanks for my beautiful pieces which I shall wear with love and pride.


Just to say how thrilled I am with my newly renovated watch! I can't remember who suggested getting it mended and spruced up but I am so pleased that you did - It's looking lovely. Excellent service as usual from all at Cathy Stephens!


Dear Jonathan and team,
Tania and I would like to extend our thanks to all of you through the period of our engagement and wedding. From the moment we sat down with Jonathan to discuss the precise design of Tania's engagement ring the service has been fantastic; champagne, re sizing, cleaning the rings... in amongst all the other planning we had to do it was a great help to know that our rings would be taken care of by the team.
With thanks and best wishes,

Simon and Tania

To all at Cathy Stephens
Thank you so much for all your hard work, from helping us design our
engagement ring to crafting wedding rings that compliment each other so

Kayleigh and James

To all at Cathy Stephens,
I just wanted to say a big thank you to you all for bringing my beloved wedding ring back to it's former glory. You have done a wonderful job and I'm really, really pleased with it,

Best wishes

To Cathy,
Thank you so much for sorting my rings out, it's great to have them backon my finger again. Also thank you for the birthstone idea. They are lovely.


Dear Cathy,
I just wanted to say a special 'thank you' for the stunning necklace and
earrings you designed and made for me. Please also thank Chris for making
such a beautiful hummingbird! It's going to be very difficult not wearing
them until April but I shall resist! You are a talented lady and I feel lucky to be able to wear your designs.

Love Jane

Dear Chris,
I just wanted to drop you a line to say thank you once again for designing and making the fabulous cuff links.
You have a marvelous talent.

Kind regards Laura

Chris, Mike and everyone else in the workshop,
Just to say an absolutely MASSIVE thank you for all you've done. We were
quite daunted by looking for a ring but you've made it so easy and fun!

Love Tamsin and Caral.

Dear Cathy,
I just wanted to let you know how thrilled I am to receive my Paintbox brooch. I'm glad I hadn't cleaned my paintbox (!) because I especially appreciate the 'messiness' on the palette and the skill which must have gone into it's making. It's beautiful- thank you very much.

Sincerely Janet

To Pippa, Jonno and Family,
Thank you so much for making me a beautiful wedding ring. It is amazing

Love Carolyn and Wayne

Dear Mrs Stephens,
I am writing to say many thanks for designing and making the three pairs of earrings from mine and my mums wedding rings. My daughter and daughters in law were all overcome when they opened their presents and read the cards that you had kindly written. Tears and hugs all round were the order of the day! Thank you so much Mrs Stephens for making four ladies very happy on Christmas day 2011. Wishing you, your family and employees a happy and healthy New Year.

Yours sincerely Maureen.


Dear Cathy,

Thank you ever so much for turning my little inexpensive family keepsakes into a stunning piece of jewellery.

Having reached the stage of "use it or loose it" I was amazed by the result. 

Who would have thought that an old pendant already previously turned into a broach and stones from 2 rings (the metal had already gone from one ring) can become a piece of art. 

As mentioned to you Cathy, I have greatly admired your work for years as Leicestershire's and England's outstanding and most accomplished  jeweller. 

So glad that I can pass on a beautiful family heirloom to my granddaughter. 

I keep looking at the beauty of your design and feel a million dollars when I wear it. 

Thank you ever so much. 

Best Wishes 

Christa - Oct 2023

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