Rings and things
Handmade in silver, gold and using semi-precious materials, Frome's Eleanor Christine Jewellery is bold, unique and unforgettable (just like you?)
Winner of Best Jewellery Store/Jeweller in the Somerset Muddy Awards 2016 and again in 2018, Frome-based Eleanor Christine of Eleanor Christine Jewellery is one of our favourite local designer-makers.
Using gold, silver and semi-precious stones, she handcrafts original jewellery – rings, necklaces, bangles and earrings – inspired by Roman and medieval pieces, nature and more.
Take these softly burnished – brushed not polished, note – sterling silver pilea leaf drop earrings. She’s captured the oval leaves of the house plant pilea peperomioides or Chinese money plant perfectly.
Other pieces are sculptural and dramatic; she doesn’t like her work to look too ‘finished’. This textured sterling silver ring decorated with tiny balls of 9ct gold and set with a citrine is spectacular.
More subtle but equally impressive is this silver coloured druzy ring, set in sterling silver. Druzy? Had to consult Google: it’s the tiny glittering crystals formed on top of a stone.
Like a magpie (her words), she’s drawn to colourful gem stones. These earrings are made from cabochons of rice amazonite, set in sterling silver with swirls of silver below.
Everything’s made in her studio in Frome, much is one off; she’ll create new pieces from existing jewellery (including making one new ring from two old), taking commissions – and she even runs wedding band workshops for couples (the couple that silversmiths together, stays together…).
For this Valentine’s Day, she’s giving away a sterling silver monstera leaf pendant with matching stud earrings worth over £100.
If you want to be in with chance to win the set, head over to her Facebook and Instagram pages and take a look there – or you can buy all of her gorgeous stuff right now online at eleanorchristinejewellery.co.uk.