#ShopIrish: Magpie Rose gemstone jewellery bridges the gap between costume and fine pieces
Supporting Irish business is a passion of ours at Image, and it’s easy with so many entrepreneurial and innovative Irish businesses to buy from. From now until Christmas we are highlighting Irish businesses or business people that we are excited about. Today it’s Diane Woods of Magpie Rose Jewellery
Diane Woods, Magpie Rose Jewellery
How long have you been in business? And what was your mission from the outset?
We have been in business since late 2018. The mission from the outset was to design and create colourful and unique demi-fine gemstone jewellery that bridges the gap between costume and fine pieces. We want our jewellery to bring joy to the wearer and make everyday a day that sparkles!
Of what part of your business are you most proud?
How have you found the last six months? – professionally and personally
The last six months have been unusual. Professionally, it has been a bit difficult as many of our stockists have had to close their doors, positively though our online store has performed relatively well. Personally – I discovered that I am definitely not cut out to be a teacher!!
What keeps you positive?
Best moment – Our Staycation discovering the beauty of Northern Ireland’s coastlines. Worst – hearing all the heartbreaking stories of COVID-19.
How will you celebrate the holidays this year?
Like many, it will be a relatively quiet celebration this year. We will have my Mum and Dad over on Christmas Day while the boys go mad wrecking the house with their new toys and my husband Barry makes the dinner (I know I am lucky :-))
Another Irish business you want to shine a spotlight on?
I love Landa Bags. The pieces are absolutely