Carathea is a contemporary family-run jewellers with a High Street shop and an online store, Carathea.co.uk. We have been trading in our shop in Bridgwater, Somerset, UK since 2006. We have also had shops in Bristol and Street, Somerset.
The business was started and is now run by Denise, although the whole family has been involved at some time or another. Her three children have all been worked in the shop at some point or another. Work often continues at home, too!
Our aim is to bring you, our customers, the best products we can, at the price range and quality you desire. We aim do so in an inviting, welcoming and friendly way so that every customer feels great about their interaction with us.
We love to give genuine advice and offer an honest service. We get a real kick out of our positive interactions with you, our customers. It makes our day if we’ve managed to help tick all the boxes and fulfilled what you came to us for.
We deeply value this relationship with our customers. It is truly the best part of the job.
We remain as passionate and committed to these values today as we did when we started the business.
We work extremely hard to find unique jewellery and gifts which are contemporary and hold real meaning for the recipient. Denise loves trying to source the brands and ranges that are future best sellers – from taking on Pandora and Trollbeads before many had even heard of them, to many other similar ranges – and watching them take off, is a very satisfying part of the job but it means constantly being on the look out for these products (and walking miles at Trade Shows!).
We stock silver, gold and gemstones to diamond rings worth thousands of pounds as well as superb quality costume jewellery.
Jools shop was started by Denise after many years in retail – her parents opened their first shop when she was 2 years old. They eventually had 7 shops around Somerset. Denise was always in the shops as she grew older and was actively working in her parents shops from her teenage years.
This Blog is a place where we hope to elaborate on our conversations with you, our customers and readers.
It is a platform to inform you about jewellery, perhaps educate, talk about different brands or ranges we have found.
We hope to be more of a “contributor” to your knowledge so that we can keep it informative but fun. Some posts you may find more interesting than others.
We don’t want this blog to be about selling to you, although we would love to show you at times what we have to offer for different occasions or subjects.
We rather want our blog to be interesting to you and to add value. To that end, we’d love your ideas, suggestions and comments (you can send us a message via email here if you prefer to keep it private). We will read every suggestion.