Ruth Anthony is a hand engraver working in the jewellery trade undertaking all kinds of engraving on metal, jewellery and silverware ranging from lettering inscriptions to heraldic and decorative work.
Ruth studied jewellery design and manufacture. After finishing college she moved to the UK from South Africa and worked as a goldsmith at the bench making and repairing jewellery for a goldsmith in the Oxfordshire countryside. Wanting to add a few more strings to her bow she took evening classes in hand engraving and enjoyed it so much she decided to re-train as an engraver and took up an apprenticeship in London where she learned traditional jewellery engraving.
In 2007 she set up her own engraving studio based in the jewellery quarter of London's Hatton Garden where she has worked ever since, taking commissions from trade customers and members of the public alike.
In 2008 Ruth was awarded a QEST Scholarship, which marked a turning point in her career as it provided an opportunity to study gun engraving techniques at Purdey and Holland & Holland and gain work experience for designer engraver Malcolm Appleby. She has incorporated these techniques into the jewellery that she makes to commission.