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- Designed & created by
- Ellis Mhairi Cameron
- Issue date
- 25 November 2022
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Making an organic engagement ring option, this piece is one of a kind with its pale pink centred diamond.
Miranda Williams, Finematter
Using recycled gold and traceable diamonds, Ellis is inspired by Scottish history, artefacts and jewellery hoards. We love the organic, wearable designs, her hand-picked gemstones and alternative bridal pieces.
A precious and highly durable metal which comes in different golden hues depending on its purity.
58.3% gold content, relatively hard with a subdued yellow hue, making it a popular choice for jewellery that lasts a lifetime.
Made of a single precious metal, this piece will never oxidise or discolour and will keep its looks for generations.
The surface has been polished to give it a bright shine. It can always be repolished to regain its shine after wear.
1 × Diamond
The unit of weight for diamonds, equivalent to 0.2 grams, or about 6.4mm in diameter (slightly smaller than a regular pencil-end eraser)
Size and fit
Ellis Mhairi Cameron: "There’s definitely a place for shiny white diamonds, but that place is certainly not in my studio"
What is your inspiration?
All of my work is very sculptural jewellery, all inspired by my Scottish heritage. I grew up in the highlands of Scotland, very beautiful, very remote but also filled with old markers of history like old dilapidated churches and ruined castles and all of these objects that speak of a different point in time. So for me it’s always been about exploring that sense of place and the cultural identity that goes with it.
Do you think you need to be a little bit of an artist in order to get into jewellery?
It definitely helps. There are so many different forms of jewellery. There is costume, fine, demi-fine, fashion and it absolutely helps if you’re designing to have that all-encompassing way of thinking about the painting, the mood board, how you’re drawing everything together.