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Curteis has always been a family owned and operated company. It started life at Plas Yolyn, a mansion house on a farm in deepest Shropshire. The Yolyn family is first recorded as residing there in the 11th century.

Plas Yolyn was passed down many times before it was inherited by Roger Curteis who farmed the land for 20 years before selling off his animals in search of a less demanding life. A chance encounter in 1975 interested him in chain-making machinery and he quickly employed his engineering skills to make jewellery in the attics of the house.

The chain machines were bought mainly as a hobby; but events took over as demand for Roger’s jewellery grew. After a few years there were more than twenty machines in the house and Roger’s two sons, Henry and Hugh came in to help with sales and administration. By 1990, Curteis had a turnover of £2.5 million and a need to find new premises.

The company won the UK Jewellery Manufacturer of the Year Award in 1995 and has been a frequent finalist since then. By 2000, the company was a recognised leader in British jewellery making, with 40,000 square feet of dedicated factory space.

Coming from small beginnings, Curteis initially grew by providing the best quality and service. Today its strengths lie in price competition, innovative design and excellent customer relationships.

The proud tradition continues...