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“I just wanted to say a big thank you for a lovely evening last night. Kim was excellent and it made for a very interesting, informative and enjoyable evening, set in your beautiful studios. It has given me lots of food for thought, and I would definitely be interested in a style follow up. Please can you pass my thanks on to Kim also, especially giving up her wedding anniversary evening.”- Margrate October 2017

“My ring has just arrived and it’s perfect – thank you so very much to everyone who has been involved in making it. I am thrilled with it. Thank you for your excellent service throughout.”- Helen October 2017

“Not just wonderful jewellers. I was treated with care and kindness when I took my late Mother’s jewellery in for repair and remodelling. It was an emotional moment for me, and time and understanding made sure that I now wear my Mum’s jewellery with lovely memories. Thank you Pruden and Smith”- Lesley September 2017

“I wanted to say a massive thank you for your help with designing and making the rings, she said yes!”- Darren August 2017

“Pruden and Smith are a jewellers and silversmiths like no other! My fiance and I visited both the shop and the workshop – which is definitely worth a tour if you’re in Ditchling! We received expert and friendly advice and we adore Pruden and Smith’s jewellery. They’re now in the family forever. There are so many beautiful collections to choose from as well as offering the bespoke service.”- Benjamin July 2017

“Pruden and Smith used the gold and stones from my wedding and engagement rings to make a new wedding ring to celebrate 30 years of marriage. It is beautiful and distinctive. Only today, I was complimented on its design by a colleague. it gives me pleasure every day.”- Karen July 2017

“I was given my first Pruden and Smith pieces in 1984 – a bracelet and a brooch. Moving to Ditchling some 20 years later was the perfect excuse to add the earrings! Beautiful, timeless things.” -Jane July 2017

“Inspiring collection of jewellery. Extremely helpful and creative when it came to remodelling my Aunt’s engagement ring. I now have a beautiful, wearable piece with oodles of sentimental value, thankyou.”- Soph June 2017

“I had damaged my engagement ring and I was looking to have it remodelled. I searched online and came arosss Pruden And Smith in Ditchling. I popped in and was greeted by a very friendly member of staff that talked me through all my options. I decided to use my existing diamond and opted for a platinum band instead of the original white gold one. As well as the remodelled engagement ring I also had a wedding ring made to match. They were perfect and exactly what I wanted. I would definitely recommend Pruden And Smith from a very happy customer thank you”- Michelle June 2017

“I have brought numerous peices from Pruden and Smith and the team there are always SO helpful. I adore all my peices and will continue to keep going back time after time. Such amazing quality and timeless. Thank you!”- Ella June 2017

“The lovely people at Pruden and Smith have helped us with so many projects. They helped my fiancé design my gorgeous engagement ring using stones from a ring my mum left me. They also created our wedding rings and recently reworked an aquamarine earring and old gold necklace into a stunning cuff bracelet. Can’t recommend them highly enough!”- Tania  January 2017

“We had our gorgeous wedding bands made last year for our wedding in April…I always get so many comments about how original my wedding band is. I fell in love with it at the Brighton wedding show at the AMEX stadium, I’d wanted something to match my unusual engagement ring and to fit around it like a coordinating set, and my wedding band fits perfectly without any actual formal fitting! it’s like magic! The service we received from Pruden & Smith was fantastic, we didn’t realise how much choice we would have with regard to metal and weight, size and shape of rings! You made it all so easy, and we’re so thankful!”- Laura  

“She absolutely loved the ring and most importantly she said yes! Looks wonderful!” – Doug

“Thank you for providing the beautiful necklace as an auction prize for the Ditchling Charity ball, it is very much appreciated.” – Nikki

I picked up my ring on staurday and I absolutely love it! Marco is amazed at how beautiful it is. I can’t stop staring at it – I’ve had so many compliments on it already, so I’m sure there will be lots of enquiries coming your way!”- Jo

“A quick thank you so much for making my engagement and wedding rings.  You were so accommodating when I threw in the curved ball less than two weeks before my wedding, of not liking my wedding ring.  Suzie quickly and calmly said that it was no problem and that it could be made into two.  I love them”- Lou

“Congratulations you deserve it!”- Laura

“You deserve it. I am always recommending you.”- Annette

“my new fiancé is absolutely thrilled to pieces with her ring! I will have to take her back to Granada so she can see it all again – as she couldn’t stop staring at it! I cannot thank you all enough for the amazing job you have done!”- Rupert

“Hope you are well, I just want to say a massive thank you for the engraving! I’m more than happy with the outcome and I will definitely use you in future.The ring looks beautiful, thank you so much for your assistance through the process.”- Jason

“Nice to hear from you – your newsletter is as friendly as the welcome to your workshop!”- lousie

“My grandma left me her 22ct gold wedding ring in her will, the gold/ring had been in our family for several generations and her wish was for it to remain that way.
My partner wanted a platinum concave wedding band so I decided to have the gold I had been gifted melted down and recast, also in a concave band to match hers.
I contacted several jewellers and was told either it couldn’t be done or the price of my wedding band would be the same whether I used my grandmas gold or not even though the gold I supplied made up 3/4 of the final weight of the ring.
I then contacted Pruden and Smith who stated that this wouldn’t be a problem and quoted a very competitive price along with a quick turnaround for both rings.
The wedding bands were fantastic and the service from start to finish was excellent, I really cannot recommend them enough. Thank you!”- Adam

” Just a quick note to say many thanks for the prompt delivery of my cufflinks and the kind addition of the spare box which I asked for to replace one I had lost at some point and the loyalty card.
The cufflinks are superb and I am extremely happy with them.”- Alex

“I never did write to say thank you and how much I appreciated your help in the purchase of the beautiful necklace you sent out to me in Switzerland via Oxford! All on time and beautifully presented. She absolutely loved it and it looked great.” -Jane

” I would like to thank you for my wonderful  prize. My daughter and I looked at your jewellery on Friday. I chose a pendant like a shell with a tiny diamond,and  Celina chose a silver ring with a green garnet in a similar design to her engagement ring.We both feel very lucky.” – Avril

“Thanks for your lovely designs and the time you put into this project. And thank Richard for achieving what he sometimes said was not possible 🙂 “- Roger & Ann

” I just wanted to say Thank you very much for the amazing job and you all did in creating Martina’s beautiful engagement ring, she is over the moon with it and she said YES!!!! “- Dan

” Your jewellery is fabulous. I love this design. “- Penny

“First let me thank you so much for your help. The service you provided was both helpful and friendly. You have a beautiful studio. I couldn’t be happier with my ring and we will certainly be back for our wedding bands next year.” Lauren

“Just to thank you for making a wonderful job of my ring, now I will have to take it off when I am doing the gardening!!!!” – Janis

“I just wanted to let you know that I received the ring today.  It is absolutely perfect.  The fit is just snug enough, and the design (including the custom request for the slightly imperfect edges) is exactly what I was envisioning and hoping for.  Thank you all so much for making what could have been a daunting process of making an expensive purchase over the internet so pleasant and simple.  I will be recommending your services to others highly.  :)” -Justin

“Beautiful and highly original jewellery using precious and semiprecious, cut and raw stones in all types of precious metal. Buy from stock or ask for something truly bespoke. True artistry, a gem of a shop”- Joanna

“We were a group of 6 lettering artists studying at the Ditchling Museum and enjoyed a tour of the workshop at Pruden and Smith. We were all very impressed by their workmanship and incredibly gorgeous items of jewellery they had on display. It was one of the most interesting times we spent while we were touring the area”- Bev

“The lovely people at Pruden and Smith have helped us with so many projects. They helped my fiancé design my gorgeous engagement ring using stones from a ring my mum left me. They also created our wedding rings and recently reworked an aquamarine earring and old gold necklace into a stunning cuff bracelet. Can’t recommend them highly enough!”- Tania

“I’ve been buying silver jewellery and gifts from Pruden & Smith for over 15 years. Their helpful, friendly customer service is why I like going back. They have such a great selection of quality hand crafted jewellery.”- Alistair

“That is very kind of you and I really appreciate such thoughtful service! I will really look forward to seeing it again ! E can’t wait!” -Emma

“I come here on a regular basis to buy birthday presents for my family and friends. I recently got a ring re-designed for my girlfriends 21st which she absolutely loved! The staff are friendly and professional, and it is a unique experience, going downstairs and seeing the jewelers at work. I would strongly recommend coming here for 18th & 21st Birthday presents”- Calum

“Thank you very much, I know I will enjoy wearing the beautiful neckless and earring we bought.” – Marie-Claude

“I recently took the bull by the horns and decided to ask my now fiancée to marry me.This started with an engagement ring, having been in your shop a few times! I came in and you were all great, as a man the choice of jewellery is always a minefield but you put up with me, and after I had change my mind a few time made a decision.Well you delivered the ring to me on time, and it was duly offered to my now betrothed in a time honoured fashion and it was a success (I like to think it was my charm that swayed her not the ring) and a perfect fit.So my future wife an I would just like to say thank you.” – Simon

“I just wanted to say thankyou so much for the call to confirm my choice – I’m really glad you have the plain, polished bangles as I think that’s what my mum would prefer rather than a hammered finish (and a plain, polished bangle what I was hoping for when I made my selection!)…Superb service, I look forward to receiving the bangle!” – lily

“We discovered treasure in the village of Ditchling when we stepped in the world of Pruden and Smith. Here is a team of devoted artists and craftsmen, turning precious metals and gemstones into exquisite, hand-crafted jewellery. There was an overwhelming choice of possible solutions for my sapphire, but through Rebecca’s sketches a setting design soon emerged to create a very special personalised ring. We returned to Ditchling today with great anticipation-would it be a success? And yes, it exceeded all our expectations; a wonderful unique piece, which will be cherished all the more so for the unforgettable experience that we enjoyed in its creation! A big thank you to the team at Pruden and Smith”- Millie

“Just to say “thank you” for restyling my diamond pendant.  I am so pleased with the new platinum setting and will have great pleasure in wearing it.” – Mary

“Safely here, and I am absolutely delighted with the brooch, as I’m sure my wife will be on Saturday.Thank you so much, and please thank Anton for this outstanding service.” – Nicholas

“Just to say that the jewellery (Moi et Toi) arrive safely on Saturday and I’m absolutely delighted with it.It won’t be given as a present until Christmas but I’m sure it will be enthusiastically received – the colouring is perfect.” – Bill 

“I picked up my ring today.. absolutely love it… thank you so much.. you are a very clever lady!!”- Claire

“Just wanted to say how wonderful the Christmas circle looks.  Absolutely brilliant, a real Christmas Wonderland look, so very clever and works so well being absolutely huge.  I believe this is Rebecca’s handiwork so really well done, it really does look fabulous and we love it.” – Billie & John

“We cannot be happier with the finished design and the diamond looks stunning in the new setting! Rebecca was so right to suggest it should be set in platinum – it looks very stylish.  I will definitely recommend your services to all of my friends and I wish you much success and prosperity in your business!” – Antonina

“I collected the ring on Friday and it looks great so I wanted to send you a big Thank You for making this look so good and slightly different to others that I have seen. I really like the ring going into the end of the pear shaped diamonds.” – Chris

“Thank you so much for the necklace and bracelet, they are absolutely beautiful!” – Jessica

“She has had some lovely comments  on both her rings from you, and saying what a wonderful  service you provide.”- Paul & Stella

“A huge thank you for all the time and effort you put into getting my eternity ring just perfect.I am truly delighted with it and it sits very well on my finger with the other two.  The rubies are as close in colour as it is possible to be – the new ring just sparkles a little more! … Many, many thanks to you and those involved.  I’m sure we’ll be back – even if it does rain every time we come down!” – Janie

“Thank you for my lovely bangle, just what I wanted! I’m sure I will wear it a lot.”- Wendy

“I just wanted to tell you how delighted Elinor was to receive the Pruden and Smith Ardingly College pendant on her leaving day.  It was a lovely surprise.  How wonderfully appropriate knowing the link… P.s. The rings you created for Kumiko (actually our daughters) were an absolute success and are treasured, thank you.”- Mark

“Thank you. I am very pleased with the new version of my ring, & take pleasure in wearing it.”- Ann

“Just to say the ring arrived safely – absolutely gorgeous, the stone is a great colour.”- Paul

“Just wanted to let you know that I received the pendant yesterday.  It is exactly the right size and hangs almost perfectly central inside the wedding ring.  I am pleased with it.  Thanks very much for your help.”- Bambos

“I just wanted to thank you so much for my beautiful gold and silver bracelet and earrings, they arrived safely this morning and I am really delighted with them. I shall look forward to my next visit to my friends and a trip to see you as well. Many thanks again, they are fantastic!” -Faye

“Thanks to you all for the lovely jewellery which arrived this morning.” -Ginnie

“I adore my ring. It’s everything I hoped it would be and so much more. I love just looking at it. I hope it was nice to make.” -Charlotte

“Following my order fantastic service by the way, thank you, arrived the Monday after ordering on the Saturday, and very nice quality.” – David

“Thank you again for making me the perfect engagement ring! (and wedding ring)Lucy absolutely loves the ring, she can’t stop looking at it! :-)All the friends and family are gobsmacked that I had it designed for her and have all said the ring is ‘so her style’ So thank you again for making this happen!” -Joe

“You are an absolute star Rebecca….I love it :)Thank you soooo very much… can’t wait to see the next stage.Am so very grateful to you for sending me the pickies and keeping me up to date with how things are going.Take the very bestest of care,Very much looking forward to seeing the next stage.” -Fi

” Thank you for the valuation. I love my ring and really enjoy wearing it. I have had lots of compliments about it too!! Thank you so much.”-Linda

” I just wanted to say thank you on behalf of St Peter & St James Hospice for your kind donation of the beautiful necklace set which helped us to raise over £12,000 on the night as part of the Auctions and Raffle that we did.We were delighted with the amount of money raised which will help pay for our Specialist Nurses to provide care for people at homes, and for the Hospice to continue to support and look after the community in Mid Sussex when it is most needed.Your support is much appreciated and we are very grateful for you helping us to mark the 40th Anniversary of the Hospice.” -Eleanor

“Just to let you know that my proposal to my girlfriend Jo was an immense success in Cancun. She absolutely adores her ring and thankfully it fits perfectly. I would like to personally thank everyone involved with creating Jo’s ring. Your work is staggering and second to none. Thank you for your help through this journey, I look forward to ordering the matching wedding ring next year. Thank you again, best wishes to you all. “- Matt

“Just a quickie to let you know the cufflinks turned up. As ever with P&S they are wonderful. I am very pleased with them.” -Alex

“Just wanted to thank you and your team for our concave wedding rings. The rings are absolutely superb, my partner and I couldn’t be happier with them. The price, quality, speed and service from start to finish has been excellent.” -Adam

“Hi Bec, Thank you for making my ring, it’s wonderful and exactly what I wanted. I love it!!!” -Fiona

“Rebecca, Both look stunning!!! I cannot thank you and Anton enough for all the work you put into making the pendant and ring-  absolutely amazing!!! I will look forward to syncing up with Kat tomorrow for payment and will send some nice photos from the wedding. Thanks again and cheers! Woohooooooo!!! And I just realized that her ring has 8 diamonds. We are getting married on 2015/8/8 at 8 pm (and if you add up 2-0-1-5 you get 8 as well). How nicely that worked! I cannot stop looking at the pictures you sent. Just amazing what you did with the ring and the pendant. I can’t thank you enough!” -Douglas

“Dear Rebecca, I hope you are well. I just wanted to let you know that we got a yes! Robbie and I got engaged yesterday. He loves the ring and it fits perfectly.  A couple of photos attached. We will be back for my ring in the very near future. Thanks for the great craftsmanship and fantastic service!” -Geir

“Many thanks for the attached Anton.  Much appreciated & I hope the goddaughters like them as much as I love mine (as & when I do eventually gift them over). Once again thank you for all the wonderful work you put into making them up for me, the finished products are not only marvelous but practical too, so am sure they will have many years of good use.” -Brenda

“Dear Anton and Rebecca,  I received the earrings yesterday. They are soooooo BEAUTIFUL! The design is very unique. For 2 months I looked in the internet for Lapis Lazuli earrings and was so lucky, that your web-site came up. Great jewellery, great service:)! I will recommend you. Thanks again and have a beautiful summer.” -Sonja

“Dear Rebecca and Anton, Just to say a massive thank you! The cufflinks are beautiful and have been very well received. Thank you so much for going the extra mile and making this all possible, it is really appreciated.” -Helen

“Dear Pruden & Smith, I just wanted to thank you for your creation. It is fantastic. The stones were from my fathers mothers necklace. She wore it constantly. It is lovely to have part of her with me in a design that is so modern and striking. Once again, many thanks” -Penny

“I never did write to say thank you and how much I appreciated your help in the purchase of the beautiful necklace you sent out to me in Switzerland via Oxford! All on time and beautifully presented. She absolutely loved it and it looked great. Thank you” -Jane

“Just to let you know I arrived in the UK from Sydney on Monday and now have my ring which I love. It fits perfectly and looks amazing with my other ring. So thank you very much, will certainly recommend you.” -Sally

“Having collected my diamond engagement ring from the shop yesterday, I wanted to drop you a line to say how pleased I am with it. As you pointed out, the two side diamonds are individuals and not identical – however they balance each other well and the centre diamond now stands out beautifully. Thank you for taking the care and trouble to ensure that I love the ring as much as the man who gave it to me!” -Elaine

“My wife is thrilled with the ring – just what she wanted – many thanks.” -Andrew

“This is just to let you know that Nathalie absolutely loves the bracelet you made! It really is beautiful. Many thanks” -Clare

Douglas and Marissa, Newport Beach, California:
“She said yes!!! The ring is perfect!” -Douglas
“Marissa is LOVING her ring as is everyone who sees it. One of the big surprises is that Marissa says it is the most comfortable ring ever! Typical engagement rings have a big protruding center stone that hits and catches on everything whereas this one is more flush and stylish. She really loves it! Thanks again!” – Douglas
“Thanks again for helping to make such a beautiful piece of jewelry for a very special lady.” -Douglas
“Many thanks to you Rebecca and Anton. I LOVE the ring!!!! And, February 2014, I am contacting you to commission the design for Doug’s match. We love you guys and many thanks again!!” – Marissa

“I’ve just received my new bracelet, which I ordered earlier this week, and I would like to thank you and your staff. Every one I had dealings with were very helpful and reliable. Returning calls, and even going that extra step by taking a photograph of your bangles all together so that I could compare them, to help me in my selection. My chosen bracelet was then tweaked to fit the measurements you asked for, and fits beautifully. Thank you all very much, I love it!!” -Cheryl

“I have received my ring and it is beautiful… better than all my expectations.. thank you so much. I am delighted” -Sue

“Having collected my diamond engagement ring from the shop yesterday, I wanted to drop you a line to say how pleased I am with it. As you pointed out, the two side diamonds are individuals and not identical – however they balance each other well and the centre diamond now stands out beautifully. Thank you for taking the care and trouble to ensure that I love the ring as much as the man who gave it to me!” -Elaine Toohig

“I have just received my ring. Thank you so very much. It is gorgeous. I understand it’s probably not the most expensive transaction your lovely shop has made where a wedding is concerned but both my engagement and wedding rings are exactly what I wanted. Perfect. All of your staff have been lovely and so helpful. I shall definitely be back for my next ring ……I can’t thank you enough” -Lauren Nixon

“I was truly thrilled with the beautiful silver and turquoise necklace and earrings. The work is lovely. I will treasure them.” -Jean

“Thank you so much for designing & making the rings- the end result far surpassed our expectations! I’m thrilled that the diamonds have been taken into the 21st century, and we have something to hand on to our sons. Many thanks” -Heather & George Walter

“Today I am sporting an extremely smart pair of triangular cufflinks. Many thanks again, you have an extremely happy customer.” -Edward Hyde

“This is the photo of the very happy 18 year old last Saturday. She was absolutely thrilled, and as soon as we left, she phoned her parents who were in London saying how she loved the little boat. I was like a child when the package arrived, could hardly wait to open it, and I too was just over the moon. It was exactly what I wanted, and the chain is so delicate and appropriate. Thank you so very much for giving Jess so much pleasure, and as I said in her card, it would remind her of both the highs and the lows of two very special years.” -Lise

“I collected the ring you made for me today and I would like to tell you how please I am with the result. It was a very sentimental ring and I have to say I had reservations about altering it, but neither did I want the original to sit in a drawer and never be worn! Thank you” -Beverley

“Thank you for making the most fantastic ring, I am really thrilled. The stones are such perfect colours and the overall effect is very special. Plenty of compliments so far.” -Nicola

“Thank you so much for my prize – the bracelet is so lovely and special, and a real surprise.” -Jan

“I love the work you display, especially the unpolished and uneven shaped stones.” -Catherine

“Thank you so much for your patience and kindness in helping us sort out rings for our parents to give each other on their diamond wedding anniversary… they are delighted with what they have chosen. They have always been thrilled with whatever they have bought from you.” -Sheila

“We are extremely proud of the set of four matching chalices, which will serve the Cathedral for many years to come. The craftsmanship is excellent, and they have been widely admired.” -Dean of Ely Cathedral

“I love my silver watch – it is simply beautiful!” -Deirdre

“This is simply a short letter to express our sincere thanks to you for making the silver bowl in memory of our colleague. It looks absolutely superb and has been universally admired as a fitting tribute to a much loved and respected person. Please accept our thanks for the care and craftsmanship that went into the design, build and engraving of the bowl and for the fact that it was ready on time as you promised.” -Andy Bliss – Deputy Chief Constable, Essex Police

“The winners were delighted with their elegant decanters. Thank you for providing them.” -Terence

“Thank you so much for producing my birthday jewellery and for meeting such a tight deadline. It’s very much admired, so your names are frequently mentioned.” -Bernadina

“The drinking bowl is a unique thing of beauty. We shall call it by its Scottish name, Quaich – a shared drinking cup. With many thanks.” -Jean

“My daughter and fiancé were delighted with the candlesticks. We are so pleased with the design and without realising it, the look is just what I was trying to achieve – a mix of medieval with a hint of arts and crafts but at the same time quietly understated! Thank you.” -Valérie

“Thank you both for your work in our terrific 25th Wedding Anniversary presents. The craftsmanship in our commissions is a joy to behold; we were both thrilled! It must have been very amusing for you that both of us came to you!!! We assume you twigged very early but kept straight faces! All the best” -Ruth and Laurie

“Thank you very much! We are delighted with the watch and the earrings and very grateful for the extra trouble you have taken with this commission.” -Sue

“Thank you very much for making such a lovely chalice and paten, they really are beautiful. The chalice in particular is a perfect shape… It is an enormous success and very much appreciated. Thank you.” -Diana

“I am delighted with the way you have re-set the stones of my engagement ring – very many thanks.” -Susan

“Today is my birthday and I have just opened the beautiful bracelet I commissioned from you at Chelsea. It is beautiful and I am thrilled with it and I want to thank you very much for creating such an exquisite piece of craftsmanship.” -Victoria Bonham Carter

“Delighted!” -Revd. Martin Clark, St Anne’s Vicarage, Wandswoth

“Thank you very much indeed for the lovely Pyx you made for me – The Pyx has already been much admired.” -Win

“We just wanted to write to thank you for making our wedding rings. They really are both superb.” -Mr & Mrs White

“Many thanks for the cup. Everyone is delighted with it and it is just what we wanted.” -Nick

“Your Chalice and Paten for Ashwell give us great joy and are used all the time.” -The Revd. P.J.M.Bright MA, St Mary the Virgin, Ashwell

“From every point of view – both design and workmanship it is exceptional.” -Right Reverend Howard Weston-Smart, Titular Bishop of Tintern

“Thank you very very much for the splendid Chalice. It has lived up to our expectations entirely and everyone is very pleased with it. It will prove a very fitting memorial to my wife in the church where she regularly took communion.” -John

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