Portrait by Andy Pilsbury

Paul has been involved with the jewellery trade in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter for forty-five years. Paul’s first job was as a cameo mounter for John Froggatt, which he started aged fifteen after leaving school. He then worked for WJ Pellow as a locket maker.

Paul now works for Deakin & Francis as a mounter making signet rings and cufflinks.

Listen to Paul

Paul talks about how his job as a mounter has changed over time