About Us

Welcome to Carathea!

'Cara'pure, cherished, beloved

'Thea' - Roman goddess who endowed gold, silver and gems with their radiance


Carathea and Jools is a family-run contemporary High Street jewellers in Bridgwater, Somerset. We are online here at www.carathea.co.uk.  Our shop, Jools, in Bridgwater, Somerset (sketched by my 16-year old daughter below!) also offers watch battery replacement whilst you wait and watch and jewellery repairs. 

We have previously had shops in Bristol and Street.

We go to great lengths to stock some of the best jewellery brands available.  We are passionate about bringing our customers beautiful and luxurious jewellery which is of the best quality but is also affordable.  

Our aim, whether through our website, our blog or in our shop is to give genuine advice and offer an honest service and for our customers to feel great about their interaction with us.

It makes our day if we've managed to tick all the boxes and when you are as delighted with your purchase months and years after you've purchased it as you were on the day you bought it.

We get to know our customers as they come back to visit us again and again, we get to hear about your ups and downs (and sometimes you hear ours!) and we deeply value this relationship with our customers.  It is truly the best part of the job.

Denise has had many years in retail - her parents opened their first shop when she was 5 years old in the seaside town of Weston-super-Mare and they eventually had 7 shops around Somerset. Denise was always in the shops as she grew up and was actively working in the shops from the age of 15.

All three of Denise's children have worked in the shop and helped on the website.  It is a real family affair.