Favourite jewellery finds from Ireland’s creative expo

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MYTHS and legends set in precious metals, Celtic legends come to life in silver and gold and precious gems while the sheen of contemporary design takes on flowing shapes in pendants, rings, bracelets and earrings; these were the hallmark pieces so recently featured at Showcase Ireland.

Earlier this month, jewellery makers, wholesale distributors and craftspeople returned to their studios after a successful four days at the creative expo in the RDS Dublin Ireland, continuing to innovate new styles and designs while drawing on tradition from all that has gone before.

Here are a few favourites with the team at Pynck.com from Showcase Ireland drawn from across the length and breadth of Ireland, and we hope you enjoy.


Kilkenny Silver, Cappagh, Inistioge, Co. Kilkenny Ireland

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KilkennySilver, Cappagh, Inistioge, Kilkenny Ireland

The online wholesaler with a family passion for the new, the classic and traditional in Celtic design jewellery, Kilkenny Silver has been on the go since launching in 1988, first when Martin Walsh opened as a new business and currently with sons Daniel and Jack. Legends of the Claddagh ring, the Children of Lir, the Shamrock and St Brigid and more have been captured and preserved in silver and other precious metals and curated in the online shop at https://kilkennysilver.com and at participating stockists across Ireland.


Aria V, Dublin Ireland

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Aria V, Dublin Ireland

Designer Varya Namsaraeva founded Aria-V jewellery, creating individually handcrafted pieces in Dublin studio using the finest natural stones sourced from around the world. Drawing inspiration from her Mongolian heritage Varya creates timeless designs with references to the beauty of nature as well as Tibetan,, Indian Aztec and Roman classical jewellery. Every piece in the online shop at https://aria-v.com reflects Oriental and urban influences together in collectible, modern heirlooms that withstand the test of time and trends.


Sandia Dublin Ireland

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Sandia Dublin, Ireland

Designer Betzy Nina moved to Ireland in 2010 from Venezuela and never looked back, going on since 2017 to produce pieces inspired ocean blue waves on soft sandy beaches and tropical rainforests. Her delicate pieces which can be viewed and purchased online at https://sandiadublin.com including necklaces, bracelets and earrings are crafted from a colourfully curated selection of wood, rubber and acrylic set in a variety of metals such as brass and filigreed metals.


Glendalough Jewellery, Wicklow Ireland

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Glendalough Jewellery, Wicklow Ireland

Inspired with a new and unique expression of ancient Celtic art and design, designer Oisin Costello draws his inspiration from the long forgotten 12th Century illuminated Book of Glendalough, currently residing at Oxford University. Each finely detailed piece in precious metals is a uniquely interpreted design drawn from colourful illuminated manuscripts, preserved forever in silver and gold. Pieces by Oisin Costello including rings, hair clasps and brooches are available from the online shop at https://glendaloughjewellery.ie.


Annie Quinn Jewellery, Donegal Ireland

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AnnieQuinn Jewellery, Donegal Ireland

Drawing inspiration from the rugged landscape of her native home in the Glen Glenties Donegal, the Wild Atlantic Way nearby, the scent of burning turf and the music of the region jeweller Annie Quinn creates pieces inspired by the Irish culture, the landscape and ancient stone architecture. Her ‘Seisiun’ and ‘Clochan’ collections as well as her GPO (General Post Office) 1916 Witness commemorative pieces are available online at https://anniequinnjewelry.com and in Ireland at selected shops and in the USA.


Image credits: Michael Browne, Aria V Jewellery

Tags: Arts & Culture Jewellery Fashion Showcase Ireland Kilkenny Silver Aria V Sandia Dublin Glendalough Jewellery Annie Quinn Jewellery


Kim Mullahey

Kim Mullahey is Pynck.com’s Ireland Correspondent. She holds an honours undergraduate degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Chicago and has taught Adult Education Creative Writing Studies. Through a media career spanning nearly 25 years Kim has written and photographed regional news, national and international horse sports, fashion and lifestyle. Kim lives with her husband and son in Kildare Ireland, and a stray marmalade cat who has adopted the family.

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