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Showcase Ireland 2020

Showcase Ireland 2020

Showcase Ireland is a great trade show. It's run by the Design and Crafts Council of Ireland and Enterprise Ireland takes place every year in the RDS in Ballsbridge in Dublin. All sorts of companies present, from jewellers to weavers to hats to clothing to artists. And not just from Ireland either. Exhibitors come from all over. And trade buyers come from all over too. We applied for a stand and were supported by our Local Enterprise Office in Dublin City. The event ran from 19-22 January and we had a great time. Lots of new contacts. Lots of people...

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Morganite Engagement Rings

Morganite Engagement Rings

Morganite engagement rings have become very popular in the last couple of years. Because we use Morganite (pink beryl) in quite a few pieces, we've occasionally been asked about morganite engagement rings. Not to make them, just about them.  Now we don't do engagement rings at all unless you'd like a special commission, but we do like morganite a lot - which means it's an important question. And this really is one of those "it depends" discussions. Morganite, Aquamarine, Emerald. Image is public domain, from Wikipedia As a Fellow of the Gemmological Association, we're well aware that morganite is a lovely...

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30 best websites in Ireland for Xmas presents!

30 best websites in Ireland for Xmas presents!

It’s the run-up to Christmas. Many people – men and women – are trying to figure out what to get their loved ones for Christmas. Now we tend to think that our work is for life, not just for Christmas. But at the same time, Christmas is a time when people (men, especially) are often lost for ideas.So we were really very happy to see that The Irish Times listed us in the “30 Irish websites to get this year’s Christmas presents from”. In general, we like our customers to really see our work face-to-face. That’s how you’ll really understand the...

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What are colours of gold?

What are colours of gold?

You’ve probably heard of yellow, red and white gold, but did you know gold also comes in green, purple and black? Read on to find out more about what causes these colours in gold.

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What is a gold karat?

What is a gold karat?

Ever wondered what jewellers mean by 18 karat gold? And how is it different from 14 karat or 9 karat gold? Get your answers here.

Unlike carat used for measuring diamond and gem weights, the word karat in reference to gold stems from greco-roman times.

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