Cussell's jewellery shop to close after 44 years
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Cussell’s jewellery shop to close after 44 years

One of Grantham’s longest- running and much loved jewellers is closing, after more than 40 years of business in the town . John Cussell – who has owned his workshop in Westgate, Grantham, since 1975 – has decided to ‘downsize’ following four decades of trade in the town. His well-known double-fronted shop has been an important feature in Grantham as many will remember purchasing or having their precious pieces of jewellery made. John Cussell (13068547) John started his career in the Central School of Art and Crafts in London in 1961 before signing up for a five-year apprenticeship with a company of ecclesiastical silversmiths. After completing his apprenticeship, he went to work with Stewart Devlin, an Australian artist and metalworker who specialised in gold and silver. After three years John decided to up sticks and travel around Europe with his now wife Jenni and together they set up a workshop in Spain. The couple returned to England and John worked for Michael Driver silversmith in London before moving to Grantham and opening John Cussell jewellers in 1975. Over the years, he has trained and employed sales-staff to become experts in gold and silver retail. Despite long hours in the […]

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