Piers is a jeweller who works in an antique jewellery store. He can often be seen wearing Victorian style coin rings and chains that have a story. Piers holds himself to high standards and admits that he would rather melt a piece and present nothing, than show something that he is not 100 percent happy with.
On what first interested him in making jewellery, Piers told the BBC: “We were going through family photographs the other day and I was a baby – maybe three or four – and I always had some sort of chain or necklace on. It started before I actually knew it! I had a piece of jewellery made when I was 12 or 13 in my local jewellers, and I suppose that sparked my interest. My mum knew the guy who owned that shop and I worked there for five or six years before the jeweller took me on and taught me.”
Piers All That Glitters
Piers is a jeweller in series two of All That Glitters on BBC Two. The other All That Glitters contestants competing for the UK’s next up-and-coming jewellery star are Bonnie, David, Emma, Jack, Nyanda, Steve and Tianne.
On any stand-out moments from the show that he particularly enjoyed, he said: “I enjoyed it all really. It was quite stressful but I liked being pushed out of my comfort zone. At the time, the weirder challenges were really daunting but it was quite satisfying and freeing to make something completely different.”
All That Glitters star Piers is 25 years old.
He lives with his wife in Kent.
Piers’ Instagram is @pierscarpenterjewellery.