So when asked what connects Greece, India and Sedbergh, you may be surprised to learn it is the precious stones and bespoke jewellery that is sold in Farfield Mill. Designed and created by hand, it is the wonderful Dimitris that brings these different cultures together in his bespoke jewellery pieces.
Of Greek heritage, Dimitris learned his art and love for precious stones during the many years he worked alongside true artisans in India. Working from the basics, he understand how the stones are curated and has a fabulous relationship with the generations of families that still supply him with gems all these years later. When you talk to Dimitris about his time in India, his face lights up and it is wonderful to see somebody who has a true passion for what they do for a living.
With an initial business in Greece, it is love that brought him to Sedbergh. A love for his daughter and a love to be working in his studio at Farfield Mill. Every time I visit Dimitris, I find myself spotting new pieces of jewellery and his studio is full of reminders of his time in India and his Greek life. Don’t ever be afraid to pop your head around his door to chat to him in his space at the mill, as his warm personality immediately makes you feel at ease.
You can buy his hand crafted silver jewellery at Farfield, but did you also know that you can have bespoke items created, where you can pick your own stone and talk to him about designs. The prices for this are amazingly good value and that is one of the things the mill allows Dimitris to do, in being able to create personalised jewellery that is affordable. Dare I say, this is a hidden gem in Sedbergh! You can even order items online if you can’t get in to visit him.
I am fortunate to own a ring made by Dimitris and this came about because I took the time to talk to him and understand how unique his work is and it is very special to have a piece of his creativity and especially when you know how much passion and enjoyment goes in to his craft.
You can find Dimitris via his website and his Facebook page and of course at Farfield Mill.
The Silver Workshop and Gallery