meet the team
Experienced. Professional. Gifted.

You’re in good hands at Kruger’s. Find out why.  

Growing up in South Africa, Diederik Kruger had one ambition: to be a Goldsmith, working with diamonds and gemstones to create beautiful and unique jewellery. 

After studying, training and being apprenticed for seven years Diederik qualified as a Goldsmith, Diamond and Gemstone Setter and Jewellery Designer.

Fast forward to 1988 and Diederik had moved to the UK, opened his first workshop and started selling his own bespoke jewellery, gaining a loyal customer following and a reputation for integrity, honesty and fabulous creations.

In 1997 Gill joined Diederik in his first retail shop expanding the offer to include a small selection of ready to wear jewellery brands and all the time continuing to grow a very loyal customer base.

In 1999 Diederik and Gill moved to their current premises in Seaview Road, Wallasey and were joined by Diederik’s son Gavin in 2000.  Gavin has now spent 22 years “at the bench” and with a diamond grading qualification under his belt he is now a time served Goldsmith with his own unique design style.

Gill’s sister-in-law Debbie joined the team in 2010 and works primarily with Gill to provide customers with a friendly, approachable and enjoyable retail experience.

With a career that has spanned some 50 years in the jewellery trade Diederik’s distinct signature style can be recognised instantly and his knowledge and expertise are highly respected throughout the jewellery trade. 

High quality metals and carefully selected diamonds and gemstones are the mainstay of Diederik’s designs allowing him the freedom to create stunning one off jewellery.  Our customers are constantly amazed and delighted at the imaginative designs and superb workmanship that goes in to every design and handmade piece.

If you are looking for creative design, precision craftsmanship, attention to detail and a designer who will work with your ideas then look no further.

We’re proud to be part of the National Association of Jewellers

Kruger’s is a member of the National Association of Jewellers (NAJ) abiding by the NAJ’s code of Conduct, based on honesty, integrity and professionalism.

The NAJ has been around for more than 150 years, supporting the jewellery industry and championing British manufacturing.