Pruden and Smith are designers and craftsmen in precious metals whose passion for contemporary design shows in everything they do. Their gallery and workshop, on Ditchling Crossroads showcases their work in gold, platinum, and silver incorporating diamonds and unusual gemstones from all over the world. Over the last 30 years their complete precious metal design-to-make service, from engagement rings to chalices, has delighted customers worldwide. This year’s Christmas collection features hand cut Tanzanite, Lapis lazuli and Labradorite.
They also incorporate or redesign your existing jewellery in a process called ‘A Precious Legacy’. Designer Rebecca Smith takes inspiration and materials from your jewellery collection to generate designs for new pieces. It ensures that your jewellery is enjoyed and worn whilst maintaining the sentimental connection to past pieces.
During the festival, take a tour of their workshops then follow it with a visit to Ditchling Museum of Art and Craft, which features the work and tools of Anton Pruden’s grandfather Dunstan, silversmith with the Guild of St Joseph and St. Dominic.