As a consequence of two robberies by violent criminals, in September 2009 and February 2010, Lionel Pepper sustained serious head injuries and will no longer be continuing to trade through After 40 years as a ringmaker, he has retired from making rings and traded in what precious materials remained. He wishes to thank all past customers for their support over the years. In retirement, Lionel intends to remain active, engraving pet memorial plaques and Portrayts.