About Usa Family run Business
Robert John Skupham opened the shop in 1982 after serving his apprenticeship with jewellers in and around the Manchester area. Bob’s family moved to Glossop when he was young and his passion was to open his own store in his hometown. The original site was at The Exchange which was further down the High Street.
Howard Chadwick, who is now the owner, was employed by Bob after leaving school in 1987.Howard stayed in the jewellery trade after leaving Bob in 1992 working as Assistant Manager and Manager for a few Jewellers and Pawnbrokers.
Whilst working for Preston’s of Rochdale, Howard met David Shipley (Our working Jeweller) and kept in touch over the years. Whilst Howard was at Fraser Hart Jewellers in St. Anne’s Square in Manchester, Bob approached him with the offer of taking over his business in Glossop.
A Family Business
So, in 2005, the reins were passed over and a new era was born with Howard, being Glossop born and bred, returning to his initial workplace. In recent times Howard approached David to set up a jewellery workshop on the premises. The business is a family concern as now Tracy, Howard’s wife, came to work here in 2020 and never went back to her career in accounts due to the business expanding.
From time to time we bring Bob out of retirement to cover holidays and busy periods such as Xmas.
Whether you’re looking for a bespoke wedding ring design, something special for a loved one, a gift for that special occasion or perhaps just to treat yourself, we look forward to welcoming you to our store and making sure you leave with the perfect item.
Howard now owns the place since 2005 and is proud to continue the respected name of Skupham’s within the community.
Always with a smile on his face, Howard likes nothing more than helping clients who are looking for that little something special to mark an occasion.
This is Bob, the founder of Skuphams back in 1982. From time to time, we’re delighted we can bring Bob out of retirement to meet the clients, covering holidays and busy periods such as Xmas.
Our working Jeweller has been in the trade and designing Jewellery since leaving college and has worked for several revered workshops throughout the Greater Manchester area.
Only the best
Choose from a Large Selection
We stock a variety of different gold and silver jewellery to suit all budgets. As well as traditional jewellery, we stock various giftware for all occasions including crystal glassware, christening gifts, and wedding and anniversary keepsakes.
Designed & Handmade In House
We are known locally for having in-house ability to provide a full jewellery cleaning service, redesign old jewellery, remount and reclaw newer pieces, restore precious metals and the replacement of lost stones.
However, did you also know our local workshop specializes in the designing and creating of bespoke wedding rings?
At Skupham’s we are delighted to offer a comprehensive on-site ring and jewellery design service to our clients. Throughout the entire process our expert Jeweller will guide you through the steps required to achieve the piece you have been dreaming about.
A Collaborative Process
1. Chat With an Expert
Designing a unique piece with Skupham's is a collaborative process. Together, you'll explore your design ideas, gemstones and precious metal options.
2. Design Approval
We then provides high quality sketches and provisional images of the piece that you want making, ready for you to approve or make any final amendments.
3. Create Your Ring
Once approved, our expert Jeweller gets to work in the Skuphams Workshop and will deliver your piece of Jewellery as designed, on time and to budget.