yet another canterbury tale...

yet another canterbury tale...

Craftsman of classic jewellery with a contemporary twist

From humble beginnings nearly 40 years ago, we’ve helped generations of families find their perfect gift, a romantic gesture and that beautiful celebration piece. Our craftsmen have over 100 years combined experience in the trade.

Our independent workshop is nestled amongst the ancient streets of Canterbury. New and familiar faces alike are welcomed as old friends to browse our hand-made collections.

We only use the finest in materials, with carefully sourced stones and non-conflict diamonds, which are lovingly crafted by our of designers and goldsmiths.

When it comes to those special moments, we understand some pieces need your personal touch. Just let us know your vision, or we can work with you to find it, and we can create your ideal piece.

 Find out more about our bespoke jewellery process.

Who We Are


Allie started her jewellery career in 1984 with a four year Jewellery Design course at Kent Institute of Art & Design where she developed her design skills along with the knowledge to be able to create the designs at the bench. In 1988 she started her working career designing high end costume jewellery where she was part of a small team, the pieces made in-house from start to finish. Upon leaving Allie worked for several small family run manufacturers in the heart of Hatton Garden and the West End of London; Allie was involved with the completion of orders from retailers from all over the UK. In 2001 Allie took up a position in her home city of Canterbury at Hadfields where she continues to strive to design and create the perfect piece of jewellery for every occasion.


Dave started his jewellery career in 1983 at 17 years of age in a manufacturing jewellers in the city of Johannesburg South Africa. A five year apprenticeship ensued producing all types of bespoke pieces, complicated repairs and restorations. Dave worked with top designers and master goldsmiths progressing to managing and running his own business. Dave returned to England in 1999 and continued in servicing independent jewellers with his skill, joining Hadfields in 2006. His passion for jewellery design and customer service is second to none and he thrives in creating the ultimate piece for each individual client.


Originally coming from South West Germany Ingrid has always had an interest in gem stones and jewellery and on leaving school she decided to become a Goldsmith. Ingrid trained at Pfortzheim College of Goldsmiths and Watchmakers were she gained the qualification of Master Designer of Goldsmithing. Initially working in Germany before she moved to England in 2004 to broaden her horizons both professionally and socially. Ingrid started at Hadfield’s in 2008 where she worked for three years, along the way she met and married an English man and then left to bring up their son. Now that their young man is at school Ingrid has returned to the vocation she loves and is now very happy to be working for Hadfield’s again.

Customer Testimonial

A huge thank you for all the professionalism and friendship shown to us during our visits to your business. We are both very pleased with the results and look forward to returning. We will of course recommend you wherever and whenever possible.