Born in Whitby, attended Caedmon and Whitby School. After completing a two year A-Level in Art and Design at Cleveland College, Cathryn began working for Anne Young in July 1985.
Anne trained and taught Cathryn all aspects of jewellery making and repairs, both in silver and gold as well as Whitby Jet and bead restringing. Cathryn was employed by Anne for nineteen years.
Nadine works under her maiden name of Elliott. Nadine gained a BA (Hons) Degree in 3D Design with a chief study in Silversmithing and Jewellery from Sheffield City Polytechnic in 1984.
Nadine began working for Anne in 1990, she began helping with repair work and cleaning up castings and eventually progressed to her own designs and commissions.
Born in Whitby in 1953, Sandra left school in 1968 to work for Mr Frank Kirk at Kirks Jewellers, Flowergate, Whitby. Sandra trained in all aspects of the jewellery trade from buying and selling to small repairs, rethreading, displays, stock levels, invoicing and valuations. Later, Sandra worked for Helen Taylor as a main buyer and also gained a diploma from Mikimoto Pearls.
In 1994 Sandra moved to Youngs Jewellers and worked for Anne for 10 years using all her knowledge gained previously. In 2004 Sandra went into partnership with Nadine and Cathryn when Anne retired and sold the shop. The shop has carried on in the same way, maintaining the high standards that Anne set.