Unusual Eternity Rings By prudenandsmith on 9th December 2021 in Eternity rings The inspiration for this years collection unusual eternity rings came from my daily lockdown walks along the Sussex coastline. The Sussex strandline, as it indiscriminately tumbles even the structures we put in place to control it, into a strata that will eventually record the Anthropocene. The stories of the materials and objects that wash up and those being uncovered from past millennia are observable in their past present and future forms, as they are churned and deconstructed Eastwards. Photographing, collecting, observing, recording and interacting with the experience and materials from the beach, looking at how we frame what we find, why we pick out a special pebble each time relates to our love of diamonds and gold as found materials that mystify us. In a series of unusual organic form eternity rings we have started to explore these themes from this series of photos: stones “trapped” between two undulating hammered rings of gold to carved rocky formations using old cut diamonds. I observed how form, colour and pattern are created through the interaction of these everchanging objects during this event: Pebble against pebble, Shingle against cliff, Oil mixing with sand, Metal melding with rock. I love that rose gold and yellow gold has returned to the jewellers palette in the 2020’s and that all of the gold we now use is recycled or from gold provided from a clients old jewellery.