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How to adopt a ‘Cradle to Cradle’ mentality?

We are halfway through this great read: ‘The Upcycle’ about creative design & how if we re-imagine the objects we surround ourselves with, we can slowly change society & allow for abundance rather than the constant rant of governments in relation to sustainability & our guilty emissions etc. Why be pessimistic about the planet when […]

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Making a perfect matching wedding band

Summer has landed and she is a beauty. The warm days are allowing our ‘brides & grooms-to-be’ a chance to get out there & tackle plans & preparations for the upcoming big day! A bit stressful, but it needn’t be, especially when it comes to buying a matching wedding band! Here in the goldsmithing studio, we are working on […]

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Purple Rain & Cocktails on a rainy Thursday

Its lashing rain on the skylights as we take photos of our newest creation. Purple Rain (for the week thats in it)? Or very wet, slate-grey, west of Ireland rain?  Were not sure whats falling on the windows, tucked away in the warmth of the design studio, camera flashing incessantly.  The colour of this stone lightens […]

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Pearl & Garnet Lily Ring

There have been a few colour combinations I have wanted to try with my jewellery in recent years.  Don’t get me wrong, diamonds are wonderful, but since we make a lot of wedding jewellery here in the design studio, I am constantly looking at white sparkles! Fabulous & all as diamonds are, even I get […]

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Re-design, re-model, re-love your old engagement ring

A ring has an inherent sentimental value; a piece with a legacy to wear into the future. But what if your old ring is a little outdated, the metal scratched or the setting crooked? It ends up sitting in a jewellery box, sad, lonely & unworn. Boo! Don’t leave it in the box; it deserves a new lease of life & […]


Our new home, our new jewellery studio

Paint on the floor, dust on the diamonds! We’ve spent the past few months sweating over this wee project; setting up & moving to our new jewellery studio & getting it looking just the way we want it to.  With the Christmas rush and our London clients keeping us on our toes, we finally got the time […]

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And so it came to pass….

And so it came to pass that the happy couple Deirdre & Luke tied the knot. The couples creative elegance was everywhere to be seen on the day from flowers & decorations, speeches & candles, and lest we forget the bride designed her own dress, a masterpiece in itself! Before the big day, Deirdre asked […]

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Pink Diamond Wedding Band? I think so!

This week our German friends Christin & Nico came looking for something special! Christin always wanted some pink diamonds, (well, who doesn’t?) in her wedding band, to match her existing ring…could we do it? Of course we could! We fitted the band to sit snugly alongside her engagement ring and the contrast of the colored diamonds with the […]

Designing for a designer?

 What do you do, when your textile designer friend comes looking with her fiancé for her engagement ring? We knew this was going to be a special commission, the lady likes the unusual!  We sourced the perfect stone, a green garnet, a unique shape, hand cut by one of Irelands lapidary masters. This garnet has amazing […]

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A comfortable mens wedding band.

It can be a challenge for men to find the wedding band they can comfortably wear every day, especially when some men are not used to wearing a ring on a daily basis.  This ring was made for a client who wanted something modern & comfortable, not the usual plain gold band that graces the windows of […]