Officially founded in 2010 by goldsmith and diamond mounter Richard Talman, the store was opened as his operating workshop. Richard had 15 years experience creating stunning jewellery for some of the finest jewellery stores in the West End. Yet, despite all of the tempting London glitz and glamour, Richard pursued his own jewellery workshop from his home in Sussex.
His love and passion for jewellery was culminated through artistic training and his home grown passion for geology and metalwork. Before this became an established career, his pieces won him the national award in the UK fine jewellery competition, to which he then competed in South Korea and came seventh in the 36th World skills competition.
Through the cultivation of his craft, he became a member of the Professional Goldsmiths and In 2005 became a fellow of the institute.
In 2013, Richard took on his first apprentice and the two of them work together providing customers with incredible service. His customers are worldwide, proving that his eye for jewellery is one that is appreciated across the world.
His intimate appreciation and understanding of jewellery has made him a more than suitable choice for weddings. Creating beautiful wedding and engagement rings for brides and grooms for years.
RTFJ has won two awards for best design as the National Winner for The 2014 Wedding Industry Awards as well as the Retailer Jeweller Rising Stars in 2016.