Big Button Box

Romilly Saumarez Smith
Big Button Box by Romilly Saumarez Smith, part of a collection of silver and gold boxes shortlisted for the V&A’s Woman's Hour Craft Prize and incorporating precious metal detecting finds and 18 carat gold.
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The Maker Romilly Saumarez Smith Jewellery Maker - South East England

Romilly Saumarez Smith is a jewellery designer creating pieces using antique finds and lost artefacts, transforming them into new treasures. Medieval buttons, vermillion hued corals, remnants buried and forgotten all become part of the world again as rings, necklaces, jewellery boxes and bespoke objects. Romilly trained at Camberwell School of Art in the 1970s; originally working as a bookbinder before switching to jewellery in 1998. In 2017 she was shortlisted for the Women’s Hour Craft Prize.

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