This collection references long forgotten objects, unearthed from her grandparents’ farmland. A celebration of the long-lasting bond with her medieval ancestors; a recognition of people and places that have directly impacted this landscape, and whose presence has led to Ellis being who she is today.
‘’These discoveries are such an important link to my ancestral heritage; literal connections to my roots. This collection is a departure from the colours and shades normally used within my work. For these pieces, I wanted to explore the feeling of discovery – that moment when digging in the landscape, a glint of something special catches in your eye, and a piece of history is excavated from the earth.’’
In these new pieces, soft yellow baguette diamonds are reverse set, catching in the light in an unconventional way. Ellis scatters icy white diamonds, revealing them like hidden treasure. The lustre of the stones, combined with molten gold, bring her signature erosive style to the collection.
Read Ellis' interview in The Financial Times HTSI here.