Eel Pie Island is an 9-acre island in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames & can be reached by a charming footbridge that arches over the river. Originally called Paryshe Aite, it was once the site of a monastery and there are rumours that Henry VIII used it as a courting ground. In the 17th century it was used by day trippers and became well known for the eel pies made from locally caught Thames eels, which is how the island got its name today. During the 60’s the island was a hub for jazz, blues and rock ‘n’ roll. Many famous artists played within the ballroom at the legendary Eel Pie Island Hotel, including The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Eric Clapton and The Who.
Mill & Way
Handmade with love
At Mill & Way we create unique jewellery that is classic, elegant, and yet contemporary. We want our clients to have a piece of jewellery that tells a story of love. It is so important to us that each piece feels special – whether it is a diamond engagement ring or a gold constellation necklace, it needs to have a personal connection to the wearer.
By providing clear and easy to understand information within a friendly and welcoming environment, we aim to empower you with the education and knowledge to make the best choice for yourself and your loved one
Each beautiful piece is handmade in our workshop and with our ring designs exclusive to Mill & Way you will receive a ring that that you won’t find anywhere else.
Beside the collections on this website, we offer a very popular bespoke service where we will sit and discuss your requirements and create a unique bespoke design you will love and wear forever.
History of Eel Pie Island
All our designs have the environment in mind, by creating our products with Recycled Metal, Fair Trade Gold, Conflict-Free and Ethical Gemstones.
Conflict-Free refers to diamonds and gemstones which have not financed civil wars. Ethical diamonds go further; ensuring fair pay, safe working conditions, environmentally sound practices, and no human rights abuses.
Our outer boxes and bags are all made with recycled materials and are also fully recyclable.