Irish jewellery designers are dominating the creative space right now. It's quite a joy to see so many unique designers being supported in a small market-space like ours, isn't it? Christmas time is perhaps their busiest (apart from Valentine's, I'm guessing), but with so many different designers to choose from, gift buying can become a bigger ordeal than it needs to be. So, whether you're ready to pop the big question this Christmas, or want to mark the occasion with something your loved one will have forever, here are three fresh Irish jewellery designers worth trying this year.
A jewellery brand with an Irish/Japanese aesthetic? This is the intriguing mix offered by Isle Jewellery, a collaboration between two sisters who live on opposite sides of the world. We love these dotted bar rings inspired by the rhythms of an Irish countryside hedgerow walk.
9 karat gold and sterling silver rings, €297 each at isle-jewellery.com
We’re loving Dublin-based jewellery designer Rachel Swan. Inspired by the Art Deco movement, her sleek designs illustrate geometric patterns and fine lines that are beautifully complex. We love the architectural finish of these earrings – simple and modern.
Central drop earrings, €390 at rachelswan.com
Irish-Indian jewellery designer Maria Dorai Raj’s pieces are highly sought after for their contemporary shapes and modern craftsmanship. We love this stunning, curved ring from the Siren Collection.
9 karat gold Siren ring, €690 at mariadorairaj.com
This article originally appeared in the October issue of IMAGE Magazine.