Patrick was featured in the BBC World Service’s “World Business Report – The future of diamonds” on 12th September 2019. Listen to Patrick here.
A country boy at heart, Patrick Wyatt came to London at the tender age of 22 following a brief stint at a local newspaper group in Kent. He stumbled into work in Hatton Garden through a recommendation and has never looked back.
Patrick began to cut his teeth in the trade proper, working with a wonderful array of antique jewellery and the design and manufacture of fine gem-set pieces. A profound knowledge and love of this type of jewellery informs his work today.
In 2001 he began producing pieces to commission under his own name and has been doing so ever since.
Patrick’s business partner Geoffrey Murray never had a particular desire to be a jeweller as a young(er) man. However, in 2004 he started working during his holidays with Patrick, a family friend, in Hatton Garden.
The other half of the company, Geoffrey Murray, also stumbled into the trade. He fell in love with the community of Hatton Garden and the jewellery followed naturally from there. With a creative background, he has busied himself acquiring the technical knowledge and understanding of the value of the materials necessary for making fine jewellery. Now 15 years’ down the line and a partner in the business, he would say that a love of expressive, colourful design is what inspires him.