Our History & Heritage

About Vipa Designs

A second-generation, family-run business with a rich heritage

Committed to excellence since 1979

When Vipa Designs was founded in 1979 by Managing Director Peter Crump, we were a fledgling jewellery designer and manufacturer, quickly establishing an enviable reputation for the quality and artistry of our craftsmanship, and our socially & environmentally conscious making practices.

Throughout the decades, we are proud to have become one of the leading full-service jewellery manufacturing & design houses in the country, with a diverse client base from private individuals to some of the UK’s leading designers, makers, jewellery retailers, manufacturers, fashion houses, and multinational companies.

As a second generation, family-run business with a rich heritage spanning over 40 years, we are proud to say that we have never lost sight of the core values that have been at the heart of our company from the very beginning: trust, integrity, innovation & community. Shaping our ethos and philosophy, these core values are the foundation of our dedication to forming long-term relationships with our clients, partners, and staff – delivering outstanding service without losing that personal touch.

End-to-end Jewellery Manufacturing services

From design to delivery

Vipa Designs are designers, casters, and manufacturers of high-quality, responsibly made fine jewellery, offering our services to both private clients and the trade which span the full spectrum of jewellery production. Whether you’re looking for jewellery design, model making, casting, or finishing, or for a partner that can take your idea all the way from concept to creation in-house, you’ll find everything you need right here in our Leicestershire workshop.

Staying true to our founding principles of fine craftsmanship, exceptional quality and ethical sourcing, we’re dedicated to ensuring that all of our clients – whether you’re looking to create a one-off, bespoke piece or an extensive jewellery line – receive the same level of confidentiality, attention-to-detail and personal service. With all of your jewellery design & manufacturing services under one roof, we truly are a one stop shop for bringing your vision to life.

Peter Crump becomes Chairman of the Goldsmiths Craft & Design Council in 2019, with Vice-Chair Kathryn Bishop

Making a Difference

At Vipa Designs, we believe that jewellery makers have a responsibility to lead in the campaign for a better future. As an industry, we have a history of environmental and social exploitation. But we see a better way forward. Since the early 2000s, we’ve been dedicated to producing our jewellery in a way that emphasises the protection of ecosystems, and positively impacts both our supply chain and the community around us.

Working only with sustainably sourced, conflict-free metals and recycled materials, we are proud to be Fairtrade & Fairmined Authorised Suppliers and a Single Mine Origin Partner & Supplier, with a commitment upholding our ethos throughout every stage of our production process.

Our testimonials & reviews

Dedicated to client satisfaction

The customer had a copper elephant design which she wanted a pair of earrings made from. I sent the copper elephant to Vipa Designs who created two sterling silver casts which I cleaned up and fitted with drop hooks to create a pair of striking earrings! Just what the customer wanted!

Hunters the Jewellers

Fantastic friendly and professional service from the team at Vipa. Nothing was too much trouble, and the range of jewellery design & manufacturing services offered was extensive. Bit of a hidden gem!

Armelle Ellison

I would not hesitate to recommend both Peter and the full team at Vipa Designs if you are looking for professional service and quality cast production. The team are both knowledgeable and skilled and have a style of working that makes dealing with this business a real pleasure. Offering clients a complete portfolio of metals including ethically sourced and Fair Trade I have returned time and time again.

Elizabeth Hunt

Exceptional customer service from initial enquiry to finished product. Delighted with my first experience with Vipa and will definitely be a repeat customer.

Lydia Niziblian

Beautiful piece made with my own gold. Speedy service and fantastic customer service! Highly recommended - my experience was really good! Thank you, Vipa team!

Tracey Sutton

    Get in touch today

    If you’d like to find out more about what we do at Vipa Designs, contact our friendly, expert team today. We’re here to help with projects large and small, and we’d love to work with you and deliver above and beyond your expectations.