Makers Spotlight: Ruth Tiltmann

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Hello Ballito! Welcome to our first "Maker's Spotlight" blog article. In this series our aim is to bring our local makers and creators to the attention of the Ballito community. With so many of our products being hand made and crafted exclusively in South Africa, we think it's important to let our customers get to know these creative people.

RT Jewelry

This addition is all about our jewelry specialist Ruth Tiltmann, otherwise known as RT Jewelry. Based in JHB, Ruth's stock is exclusive to The Fat Whale in KZN. She also sells her products at various small outlets in JHB. We are able to ship anywhere in South Africa if you can't visit our store and would like to purchase her products. 

An expert in freshwater pearls and jewelry craft, Ruth has made some unique pieces that appeal to a varied clientele. A lot of her pieces are matching sets of both necklaces and earrings which making creating a look super easy! Classic, statement pearl necklaces and earrings are what especially grab your eye about this collection. 

Many of the designs also include a pendant which makes the individual pieces even more unique. She is able to customize pieces to your individual tastes and colors as well. She also does jewelry repairs as well as restringing, and is able to transform a piece into something new and fresh again.

Her cute charm earrings make great gifts for little girls and ladies alike. They're easy to wear and super affordable. Overall Ruth's twinkling collection of gems is a real treat for the ladies. Make sure to pop by soon to see more! Ruth's latest collection arrived at the beginning of March. See the gallery below for more.

You can also contact her directly for any repairs or queries via any of the following ways:

  • Facebook -

  • Email -

  • Phone - 082 567 2103

Thanks for reading & Much Love,

The Fat Whale Team