About Paul

Jewellery is my passion. Spanning 3 generation of jewellers, I took to the bench like a duck to water and have never looked back. 

I trained and studied at John Cass, and have many years at the bench behind me. 12 of them working in Amersham. I opened my own studio Old Town Jewellers in 2013. It’s a joy to bring back to life peoples beloved treasures and there is something so special in creating unique, bespoke jewellery using techniques that steam back millennia. 

From hand crafted skills to the high tech CAD commissions and from minor repairs to complete new make-ups. No job is too small or unimportant.

Paul Nelken Jeweller in The Old Amersham



Absolutely love my rings, thanks Paul!

“We went back to Old Town Jewellers for our wedding bands after falling in love with my bespoke engagement ring. Paul was able to take my ideas and create exactly what I was looking for. He emailed me pictures throughout the design process, so I knew exactly what the finished ring would look like. He was even able to get my husband’s ring straight from the designer, so I didn’t pay the mark up price usually charged by High Street jewellers. Would highly recommend Old Town Jewellers for the excellent customer service and value for money. Can’t wait for my eternity ring!” 

Susan and Graham

I can highly recommend.

“I have had several pieces of jewellery made for myself and my family by Paul at Old Town jewellers in Amersham and have been delighted with everything he has made. I have total faith in his designs and he has even copied an old necklace from a photograph for me. Paul has been so patient whilst I have dithered over designs and colours. He is also very happy to do repairs when I’m sure he would rather be designing some fantastic ring or bracelet. I can highly recommend his work which is second to none.”

— Angela G.

He took the time to understand.

“We went to Paul with a rough idea of the kind of wedding rings we wanted. He took the time to understand what we liked and found the perfect rings for each of us - and shipped them to Scotland in time for the big day!”

Lyndsay & Colin