Fettes Signet Ring  Released : Fettes Alumni Magazine

Fettes Signet Ring Released : Fettes Alumni Magazine

Bianca Jones' signet ring created for Fettesian alumni is released!

"Community. A word which has echoed for me as long as I can possibly remember. My true understanding of it however, came only once I realised just how much the time I spent at Fettes has shaped who I have become. Whether a border, a day pupil, a member of staff or a governor, all play a crucial role in sustaining and creating the unique experience which is attending the College. Yet, what is most extraordinary, is the way in which your belonging to Fettes does not end on your Founder’s Day. Regardless of whether you join as a youthful prep schooler or solely for the sixth form, every pupil leaves a Fettesian. It is exactly the concept of being a “Fettesian” which sparked the desire to contribute to this legacy. One of the many ways in which ex-pupils are brought back together is through Old Fettessian Dinners, an event I would urge all who have left to attend. It was at this year’s Tayside dinner that I was lucky enough to be seated across from Dawn Beaumont, the back bone to this project. The idea behind the school signet ring was an attempt to embody the community which Fettes is; whether in Edinburgh, Hong Kong or London, ex alumni will be able to take with them a part of the College, and a reminder of this great community. Each ring will blend the history of the institution with the personal, each individually created and engraved with the years of your attendance. Thanks to Dawn, what began as simply a small idea has now been beautifully crafted by the fantastic designer Bianca Jones, herself, a Fettes alumni. I was so very pleased to be asked to be involved in this project as it so much encapsulates what jewellery symbolises to me. The concept that jewellery is a tangible reminder of who you are and where you have come from is very important to me. I had a cross cultural upbringing and attending Fettes brought some much needed stability and a sense of community to my life, one that still resonates with me today. I wanted to convey that feeling in the designing and making of these rings. They have been crafted in such a way that they are incredibly tactile and moulded with smooth rounded lines - as though they were part of your hand, and essentially a part of your life - as Fettes is." Each signet is hand made and will be personalised with your details of attendance creating a heritage piece that you can keep forever in the precious metal of your choice.  Fettes Signet Ring Article