About Us

We basically love what we do!
- It’s creative, we have fun, we get to manipulate metal and get dirty.
We listen to loud, varied music and enjoy ourselves, but above all we are enthused about our jewellery and dedicated to excellent standards. We concentrate on providing beautiful pieces to a very high level of craftsmanship, complimented by very personal friendly service.
We are committed to expanding our knowledge and capabilities, relishing a challenge and embracing new possibilities.

You can contact us on;

info@annikarutlin.com
tel; 01273 583485
fax; 01273 583485
Postal address: 41-45 The Lookout, Peacehaven. East Sussex. England BN10 8AA

Handmade in Britain
Pretty much all the work is done by our dedicated team in our own workshops.



The exceptions; the casting is done externally (in Birmingham), machine made chain such as snake chain (as opposed to the hand made pieces) is bought in, and the pave setting, which is exquisitely done by our amazingly talented and local good friend Phil Parks, who does work for many other top jewellers including Stephen Webster and Elisabeth Gauge.
Handmade in house we can guarantee that a great deal of love and care has been individually lavished on your piece during its skilled fabrication, and the quality and finish is therefore far superior to mass produced jewellery. Believe me the quality shines through!
This also means we can make any requested adaptations or personalisation’s as required.

We offer a bespoke design service and love playing with new ideas and directions.
Our Matrix Computer Aided Design system allows Annika to create amazing 3D renders and images for clients to view, ensuring clarity throughout the commission process.
We are happy for you to use images of other jewellery to give us a direction and feel for your taste but will not replicate or copy anyone else’s designs – not only is this illegal and unethical, but also so unnecessary. There is so much to be inspired by in this world and such a wealth of ideas and talent in our workshop.

Work is manufactured in sterling silver, 18 carat gold and platinum.
Diamonds used are of VS1 quality G colour unless otherwise requested or stated.
All diamonds used are purchased from legitimate sources, not involved in funding conflict - in compliance with the United Nations Resolutions. We hereby guarantee that the diamonds we use are conflict free, based on personal knowledge and/or written guarantees provided by the supplier of the rough diamonds.

Our latest passion is to improve our ethical sourcing, and we are making great inroads into changing to ‘green’ materials, converting to recycled silver, fair trade green gold and fair trade diamonds and gem stones. Check out our Ethical Policy for greater details.


Annika’s Background



Annika wearing recycled ring-pull & feather headdress.

Annika was born in Belgium, of a Swedish mother and Norwegian father, and spent every summer of her childhood returning to these countries to visit relatives. Inspired by the crisp bold lines of these landscapes and the diversity of modern and traditional designs there, Annika draws strongly on her scandinavian roots for inspiration. A modern Stockholm based apprenticeship followed by a top Degree in 3D Design, specialising in Jewellery and Silversmithing, has moulded Annika's distinctive style, whilst giving her an amazing array of skills from sinking to setting.
Before striking out on her own Annika gained valuable experience within the trade, working first for a bullion dealers in Hatton Garden, and then for contemporary jewellers Jess James in London.
Annika’s passion for jewellery means that she is continually broadening her skills. In her quest to improve the breadth and quality of service on offer she has, in more recent years, educated herself in the art of computer aided design. This means that we can now produce lifelike renders and 3D images for customers to view when commissioning more complex designs. Please view the Matrix Gallery for examples of past commissions.

Awards
2006: Worshipful Co of Goldsmiths design commendation
Oct 03: Perles De Tahiti - UK Tahitian Pearl Competition
- 1st place Male Jewellery Category
- 3rd place Parure Category
Aug 97: New Zealand Wearable Art Competition Finalist, New Zealand
Jan 93: Swea Scholorship. Sponsors: Swedish Women’s Educational Association
Dec 92: Master Cutlers Book Prize for design. Sponsors: The Worshipful Company of Cutlers
April 92: Highly Commended, Gold design Competition. Sponsors: The World Gold Council
Dec 91: Award for design, Travel prize. Sponsors: The Worshipful Company of Cutlers
June 91: 1st Prize Pewter Live Competition. Sponsors: The Worshipful Company of Pewterers


Exhibitions
Feb 2010 Inhorgenta Trade Fair, Munich, Germany
Sept 98-09 Yearly exhibitor at International Jewellery London (IJL) Earls Court
Feb 05 International Spring Fair, NEC Birmingham
May 00 Martin Hall Studio Exhibition, Brighton Festival
June/July 99 Jewellery Showcase, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield
Feb/March 99 Wedding Ring Exhibition, Primavera Cambridge
May 98 Harrogate British Craft Trade Fair
Sept 97 'Showing Off' Marle Place, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Apr 97 'Things that Fly' Exhibition, Skylark Studios, Wisbeck, Cambs
96-97 Exhibition of work at Serendipity Galleries, Anarcortes & LaConner, Washington State USA
Nov 94-Feb 95 Exhibition of Jewellery & Silversmithing at Avalon, Mulberry Fine Arts, B’ham
July 92 New Designers, The Business Design Centre London
Sept-Dec 91 Exhibition of Pewter work at Liberty's London