Handmade in Sussex, Since 1988
Founded by Rebecca Smith and Anton Pruden, we're celebrated for our unique jewellery designs that are recognised worldwide.
Committed to design excellence in precious metals, Pruden and Smith was founded in 1988 by Anton Pruden and Rebecca Smith.
We offer a comprehensive range of jewellery services. Notably, we are celebrated for our unique designs that are recognised worldwide. We also specialise in crafting bespoke pieces and remodelling old jewellery. Every piece of our jewellery is handmade by our expert team. They bring Rebecca's distinctive designs to life with exceptional quality, blending traditional goldsmithing techniques with modern technology.
Meet our Founders
Rebecca and Anton have combined their skills to create an iconic style that is recognised worldwide. They draw inspiration from the natural beauty that surrounds them, incorporating elements of the earth and the ocean into their designs.
Rebecca Smith trained as a fine artist at Farnham Art College and has been designing and making in precious metals and gemstones for the last 30 years.
There is a recognisable freedom of expression in her designs, which is reflected throughout our jewellery collections and in the bespoke designs for pieces commissioned by our customers.
Rebecca’s specialist redesign service offers you the opportunity to recreate your old jewellery into a new contemporary design – bringing a new lease of life to family heirlooms for years to come.
Anton Pruden is a silversmith and goldsmith whose roots trace back to his grandfather, Dunstan Pruden – known internationally for his work in silversmithing and goldsmithing. Most notably, Dunstan was commissioned to create a 22ct gold chalice from the Metropolitan Cathedral in Liverpool in 1959.
Inspired by Dunstan, Anton went on to train as a silversmith in Gloucestershire with his aunt, Dunstan’s daughter and Uncle, Angela and Philip Lowery.
He then founded Pruden and Smith with Rebecca, combining design and craftsmanship. Now semi-retired, he helps out where needed as we move into our next phase.
35 years of design excellence
Our journey from silversmith to fine jewellery has been truly unforgettable, filled with moments we will always cherish. Learn more about how Pruden and Smith has evolved over the years below.
Pruden and Smith Designer Jewellers Goldsmiths and Silversmiths founded by Anton Pruden and Rebecca Smith.
Throughout the 1990s, we caught the attention of the silversmithing trade making silverware from the Turner Dumbrell Workshops, Ditchling.
As we moved into the new millennium, our focus turned towards jewellery – as silversmiths, hammering is one of our primary skills and we carried this through into our jewellery designs.
Shows Around The World
As our iconic jewellery collections evolved, we started adding more unique designs – sharing them at shows around the world.
We moved our Gallery and Workshop to the Ditchling crossroads, in the building that once housed St Dominic’s Press (of the Guild of St Joseph and Dominic).
We launched our first website, showcasing our jewellery designs.
Best Business Award
We won the Muddy Stilettos Award for Jewellery Store.
Taking our brand to new heights
Today, our brand continues to evolve – our skilled team use traditional silversmithing techniques alongside modern technology to create iconic jewellery designs that are forever original.