The Irish jewellery industry is thriving, and here are the talented makers who are finalists in this year’s Irish Made Awards

The diversity and quality of Irish-made jewellery is a sight to behold, and it was a difficult task for the judges to select the finalists you see here. Each brings a unique aesthetic to their work, which in its own way captures the beauty of Ireland’s landscape, culture and heritage. Vote for your favourite in the Irish Made Awards 2021 here.

Annemarie Reinhold

Annemarie creates precious jewellery that celebrates nature using goldsmithing techniques. Each piece is designed and handmade in her studio in Cork City. She uses traditional methods such as embossing, scoring and folding to create timeless wearables. annemariereinhold.com

Edge Only

Designer Jenny Huston’s brand Edge Only creates ethical luxury jewellery in contemporary designs. The jewellery is made using a combination of master craft techniques in tandem with computer aided design and 3D printing technology, working with goldsmiths in Dublin, Kilkenny, Kildare, Laois and Westmeath. edgeonly.com

Evelyn

Sheenagh Green makes porcelain jewellery in her home studio in Dublin which is then fired in a kiln in her back garden. The porcelain used is organic and recyclable, and the gold is sourced from transparent, responsible suppliers. Sheenagh is passionate about creating modern work with Irish ceramics. sheenaghevelyngreen.com

Inner Island

Gemma O’Leary uses traditional goldsmith methods and modern technologies to make her silver and gold jewellery. Inner Island is a highly acclaimed brand that has received international recognition, with stockists across Ireland as well as in the USA, Japan and Europe. innerisland.ie

Le Chéile

Belfast-based jewellery brand Le-Chéile is run by friends Cara Mahon and Niamh McCluskey. Each piece is made using 925 sterling silver, and they use a range of different materials and media to create seasonal collections. lecheile.co.uk

Loinnir Jewellery

Loinnir comes from the Irish word for ‘radiance’ and the brand takes inspiration from scenic Irish landscapes and old legends. The contemporary pieces are designed with recycled gold and re-refined metals like sterling silver and 18ct gold plating. loinnirjewellery.com

MARIA DORAI-RAJ

Maria’s designs are bold, eclectic and modern, resulting in elegant fine jewellery that feels feminine and beautiful. Using bold silhouettes, precious metals and traditional goldsmithing techniques, Maria also uses the ancient process of lost wax casting to create her pieces. Mariadorairaj.com

One Dame Lane

One Dame Lane bridal pieces are made with AAA and AAAA grade pearls and semi-precious stones. Made by hand in the One Dame Lane store, brides can choose from the bridal collections or request custom pieces. onedamelane.com

Rothlú

Frances McGonigle designs and makes Rothlú Jewellery in the Ox Mountains in Co Mayo. Having studied fine art painting at Crawford College of Art, the colourful jewellery is influenced by the textures and hues of batik. Sustainability is at the core of every Rothlú creation. rothlu.ie

The Silver Loom

The Silver Loom builds on Ireland’s rich history of metalcraft to make modern jewellery. The statement jewellery evokes strength and femininity in each sculptural silver piece. Producing to meet demand means no waste production and scrap silver from the workshop is recycled. thesilverloom.jewelry

Vanessa Ree Jewellery

Vanessa Ree Jewellery is contemporary, minimalist and graphic in style. A variety of finishes demonstrate the brand’s versatility, from an urban concrete finish, dusty silver to high polished gold. Vanessaree.com

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