Hailed as ‘an influence on this generation’ by jewellery aficionado Dorothy Hogg MBE, Ruth Tomlinson is a contemporary designer with diverse classical references. Each of her pieces contains a secret treasure or personal history. Diamonds sit alongside fragments of glass, ceramic flowers, antique beads and pearls. Antique gems are given a new lease of life – fractured and reset in bands of gold. The result being an ethereal beauty – eclectic, intricate, rare and precious. Using her own inventive techniques, her handcrafted collections range from high end diamond and gold ranges to more everyday silver pieces. Ruth also specialises in creating one- off and bespoke commissions. Often taking unworn and underappreciated jewellery with sentimental value, Ruth will reconstruct it into a piece that the owner will treasure and wear time and time again.
It is this personal approach and sensitivity to the value and history of materials, which has earned Ruth fans such as Scarlett Johansson, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Eva Longoria.