Ethan Tate, the owner of Vulcan Jewellery, opens up to Jewel Ads
Welcome to Vulcan Jewellery, the UK’s leading manufacturer and supplier of bespoke jewellery pieces. With 45 years of experience on the bench, our expert CAD design and techniques have allowed us to create beautiful pieces that are tailored specifically for retail jewellers throughout the country. We pride ourselves in providing high-quality products with a unique touch, so if you’re looking for something special, then look no further than Vulcan Jewellery!
Q: How long have you been in the jewellery trade, and how did you end up in the trade?
I found myself working as a trainee goldsmith a couple of years after leaving school. After a year of hard work and fast progression, I had already found myself working up through the company. Further developing my skills on the bench, I started to work closely with the in-house design team and manufacturing team. I very quickly had a great understanding of how to design, manufacture and repair fine jewellery on an international scale.
Q: Is there one thing you wish you had known when you started the business?
I wish there had been some warning about the fact that if I’m not asleep, every second of my day will be spent thinking about and working on the business. That said, I do love what I do!
Q: What daily habits do you use to help you succeed?
I focus on good sleep, meditation, keeping physically active, eating well and organising my days well ahead of schedule. This helps me to keep on top of things and gives me clarity with each and every decision I make.
Q: Have you ever done something that you’ll never do again?
Focusing on growing too many aspects of the business in the beginning stages before focusing on the vital parts first. There’s a big lesson to be learned in the quote, ‘Don’t run before you can walk’
Q: What was the best advice you were ever given?
The best advice I have been given was to keep yourself healthy and treat people with respect, and you will set yourself up for great success in everything you do.
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