Meet the team
Ruth and Martin
The co-owners of the shop. They’re husband and wife and have been working side by side since 1980. Ruth works in the shop and Martin does all the “behind the scenes” work, such as the accounts and designing the shop’s computer software. In their spare time they love visiting theme parks to ride big roller-coasters, and travelling to exotic destinations like Singapore and Mauritius.
Our longest serving member of staff, Colin has worked with us since 1993 and takes care of all the repairs we do on the premises. In 2012 Colin received a new hip after suffering constant pain for 16 years after a motorbike accident. Happily, he is now much better and has started going out on his trike (3-wheeled motorbike) again. For his 10-year long service gift Colin asked for a full-sized replica medieval sword! The 20-year gift was more practical, this time he had a Kenwood Chef food mixer as he’s now into baking, we all look forward to the yummy bread, cakes and biscuits he brings in for us to try.
Mandy started here in 1998. Mandy enjoys spending time with her family and taking caravan breaks and coach trips. She’s recently become a grandmother for the first time. Mandy believes diamonds really are a girl’s best friend...
Tara joined the team in 2003 and is currently working towards becoming a member of the institute of Registered Valuers. When Tara is not in work she is busy stockpiling for the Zombie Apocalypse which she is adamant is upon us. Her long-term ambition is to be a funeral director! Her favourite stone is sapphire.Becky
Started in 2004 as a Saturday girl and went full time in 2009. Loves horror films and firmly believes in the paranormal, using any excuse to visit haunted locations and go ghost hunting. Like Tara she is also currently working to become a member of the IRV (institute of registered valuers).
Has been part of the team since 2009, although only contracted as part time she can be found in the shop most days. Clare is a proud Mummy to Ethan and Amelia and her favourite stone is Sapphire.Morven
Originally from Scotland, Morven, started in 2013 after finishing a degree at the Wrexham School of Art. Her sculptures have been exhibited in prestigious galleries, including the Mall Gallery in London, where she won an award.
Sam spends most of her time running around after her little boy Jaxson. If she ever does get any spare time her garden is her sanctuary. Her favourite gemstone is rose quartz, and of course diamonds!
She joined our team in January 2017. She loves hillwalking with her husband, son, and their Boxer dog, Bonzo. You will find her up Snowdon most weekends! She also enjoys watching live bands. Her favourite gemstones are diamonds and pink sapphires.
Deb only joined us in September 2017, but we feel as if she's been part of the Martin Rees family for years - she's right on our zany wavelength! She loves gardening and reading, especially biographies. She can't decide which is her favourite gem, as she loves them all!