Throughout history, design has been at the forefront of Irish culture, and in modern times it has continued through avant-garde Irish designers of fashion and jewellery. With distinctive cuts and shapes, Irish jewellery portrays our relationship with nature, sea and landscape.
the new age of Irish design is enthralled by the earthy nature of the Irish landscape, with themes of oceanic waves, rugged landscapes and breathtaking flora, while keeping a sophisticated class expected by high design.
Willow & Clo
Inspired by nature and the beauty of landscapes, founder and designer, Chloe Townsend celebrates jewellery design through storytelling, bringing meaning to each piece. Having studied jewellery craftsmanship in Rome and design in London, Chloe Townsend brings her valuable, hands-on knowledge to her business, designing and hand selecting all stones used in her jewellery. Find out more at willowandclo.com
In the past year, Chupi has taken the Irish jewellery industry by storm being celebrated and featured some of Ireland’s most prominent publications such as U Magazine, Stellar, Irish Tatler, Image and many more. Founded by Chupi Sweetman, a former Topshop designer, the brand’s aesthetic is influenced heavily by nature and the imperfections thereof. Twig, feather and leave designs combined eye-catching gemstones is the signature look of the brand. Designed, manufactured and finished in Ireland, each piece is handmade using quality metals to create memorable, timeless pieces. Find out more here.
Inspired by the beauty of natural elements, Juvi designers Vincent Tynan and Julie Danz source gemstones from around the world to create their visionary pieces in their Dublin studio. Tynan, an experienced silversmith, and Danz, an interior designer, they both share a love of celebrating the colours, shapes, and uniqueness of the gemstones they find. Using precious and semi-precious gemstones set in sterling silver and gold vermeil, Juvi offers distinctive and enduring pieces. Find out more here.
Living in Sligo, Martina Hamilton is inspired by the Atlantic coastline and western landscape, conveying it trough the unique shapes and cuts of her jewellery. Working with a small family team of master goldsmiths, Martina Hamilton has produced a number of award-winning jewellery collections, and is now stocked in some of Ireland’s most prestigious stores such as Arnotts and Kilkenny Design. Find out more here.
Contemporary 9kt gold fine jewellery in minimal styles is the creative vision come true for Margaret O’Rourke, the designer behind the brand. Using freshwater pearls, Swarovski crystals and agate semi-precious beads, MoMuse delivers delicate and elegant pieces showcasing a classic approach to fine jewellery. Find out more here.
Donegal native and designer Eily O’Connell brings her criticism of the destruction of the environment to the forefront of her designs. Inspired by man’s destruction of nature, O’Connell highlight the issue through her collections. Using sustainable materials, her collections are environmentally conscious with the bonus of avant-garde design. Find out more here.