One of Harrogate’s oldest independent retailers is set to undergo refurbishment.
Luxury jeweller Ogden of Harrogate has announced it is embarking on an opulent refurbishment which will see its James Street showroom expanded.
The specialist jeweller will be holding a one-off archive sale of some of its jewellery and watches ahead of the renovation.
“This is a very exciting time for the company,” said director Robert Ogden, the fifth generation of the family to run the business.
“We are entering our 121st year as a business.
“The refurbishment and extension of our showroom and workshop offer a chance for us to modernise some of the elements of the shop, without losing the grandeur and opulence of the building that gives the shop its character and unique appeal.”
He added: “The new Regency Room promises to be a beautiful space and will allow us to extend our collection of wedding gifts.”
The jeweller has traded from its shop on James Street since it was opened by historian and goldsmith James Robert Ogden in 1893.
The architect’s plans for the shop reveal that the Edwardian showroom will be extended and refurbished and – for the first time in the firm’s history – clients will be able to see the Ogden design team and jewellers creating beautiful pieces from the showroom, thanks to a glass-walled room.
Robert’s brother and fellow director Ben Ogden said: “In order to accommodate our new and expanded collections of fine jewellery and watches, we are offering our customers the rare opportunity to invest in some of the beautiful jewellery and watches from our archives at a reduced price.
“We have a lot of elegant archive pieces and this is a one-off chance for customers to own some of them at a lower price.”
Among the items included in the sale is a large candelabrum by Hamilton and Inches of Edinburgh, reduced from £8,850 to £4,425.
An Akoya cultured pearl necklace by Mikimoto will be half price at £2,085 and a diamond cascade pendant by Favero of Italy is £5,300 instead of £10,600.
The archive sale will begin at 9.15am this Saturday, January 11.