A young Boston jeweller is celebrating after gaining an internationally-renowned diploma from the National Association of Goldsmiths.
Jade Mason, from Maude’s the Jewellers, in West Street, spent 18 months studying the distance learning course to be recognised by the association as a professional jeweller.
“I am thrilled to have passed the course,” said Jade, who has worked for the company for three years. “I have worked so hard, as well as work full time, but I’m already putting my new knowledge to use and it’s the customers who get the benefit. I can now really help them get the perfect piece of jewellery.”
The diploma is a nationally-recognised professional qualification for jewellers aimed at enhancing customer service, increasing consumer confidence and providing essential product knowledge.
Michael Rawlinson, chief executive of the National Association of Goldsmiths, said: “I applaud Jade on her achievement and for her commitment to excellent customer service. Customers don’t always know who to trust when buying jewellery, but by asking if the person serving has the Professional Jeweller’s Diploma, they know that they will get the right advice, information and support.”
Maude’s says it specialises in providing a carefully-chosen range of fashionable, fine jewellery and watches, at competitive prices, without a compromise on quality. They also offer a same-day, in house repair service, for any accidents that might happen, as well as valuations, ear-piercing and a jewellery design service.
The company has been trading for 36 years and in 2012 won the Boston Business Award for customer service.
Jade will officially receive her Diploma at an awards ceremony at Goldsmiths Hall in London next month.