Reg Pike, the co-founder of jewellery manufacturing and wholesale company, R & A Pike, passed away on September 26 aged 89, at the Wyong Aged Care Facility in NSW.
Reg began his career in the jewellery trade in 1937 when he joined Sydney jewellery manufacturer, Magnus Goldring as an office boy before rising to the position of sales director.
Apart from a period of six years spent in the Royal Australian Navy during WW2, Reg worked continuously for the company until 1977 when he began his own jewellery manufacturing and importing business, R & A Pike.
The company supplied 9 carat gold and sterling silver jewellery as well as cultured pearl and coloured stone jewellery to wholesalers such as Willis & Sons, Hoffnungs and Arthur Cocks & Co.
Reg retired in 1987 to the Central Coast where he lived with his wife Ellen until he entered the Wyong Aged Care Facility.
R & A Pike. Which now trades as Cashelle Jewellery Co, has been owned and managed by Reg’s son Arthur since 1987.
“Reg was well liked by all his customers and was a great people person. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends,” said Arthur.