Metal Urges Jewellers’ owner Chris Hood has the air of a man on a mission and a mind plump with thoughts. When we meet at a local coffee shop, there’s no need for small talk between long friends. Chris launches straight into his backstory with barely a prompt.
“From early on I’ve been fascinated by my own ability to do something and for others to see the value in it and pay me for that value; I was the kid who was mowing lawns up the street. I had an entrepreneurial spirit before the age of 10.” Our conversation is anchored and punctuated by a canvas roll-bag – undoubtedly pillowing gems – which he percussively taps and plays with as we speak. The bag is symbolic of another trait; the strong desire to share: knowledge and passion.Read More