Thank you for your interest in RUST Jewellery!
All of our jewellery is made using traditional methods and tools by a small team of highly skilled jewellers.
By purchasing from RUST Jewellery, you are showing your support for British Manufacturing and helping to keep alive the traditional techniques such has hand engraving, wax carving and stone setting.
Every ring made by us is unique, as each and every one has been hand made and/or worked on using tiny chisels.
Our jewellery is hallmarked to government standards in London, at the St.Pauls Assay office.
We source only the best quality stones, pearls and certified white diamonds for our jewellery.
Our jewellery is available to buy from our showrooms on the Isle of Wight, UK and Tokyo, Japan, and worldwide via our online shop.
Nao Utsumi has been living in London since he was just 18 years old, he fled his native Japan with the dream of making shoes at Cordwainers, the most formidable shoe school in Britain. During his time there he realised another talent and passion for jewellery making. After starting out selling silver jewellery at Spitalfields Market, RUST Jewellery was born in 2003, as a men's jewellery line of mostly silver jewellery and leather accessories.
After gaining BA Hons in Fine Art at Falmouth, Cornwall in 2001, Artemis Russell, originally from the Isle of Wight, moved to London where she quickly learnt the basics of silver and gold smithing along side Nao in 2003, and soon turned to ladies jewellery designing, website managing, photography and UK sales.
Nao Utsumi designs the men's jewellery, whilst Artemis Russell is the principle ladies jewellery designer and sample maker. She also takes care of all online worldwide sales, website and customer contact.
RUST Jewellery now has a small team of skilled jewellers and a production manager in London who manages all the orders from our showrooms.
Artemis and Nao married in 2010 and had a little girl born in 2012 and a boy born in 2016. They now live on the Isle of Wight where they run as much of the business as they can from home, and also travel to London twice a month.
In July 2015, RUST Jewellery opened a new showroom/shop in Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight.
PLEASE NOTE: unfortunately our London Workshop is not open to the public for any viewings or dropping off jewellery or any other reason. All items must be posted if returning for resizing etc... This is because of security and insurance reasons and is not negotiable. We don't keep any ring samples at our London Workshop. Many apologies if you are local to London.
Items can be dropped off in person at our Isle of Wight showroom if preferred, during opening hours only.
Thank you : )