Get Inspired this Christmas/in blog
Christmas is fast approaching and we are busy making sparkly jewellery and gift wrapping orders. This is the last week for custom made orders to guarantee they will be ready on time for Santa! If you’re thinking of getting something extra special Custom made this Christmas, get into us this weekend and we can help you create it.
Get a gift that will last a lifetime, all our jewellery is cast in solid gold so it’s colour wont fade or tarnish over time. We have a beautiful selection of jewellery to suit all budgets. Have a look at some of our favourites below.
If you’re thinking of spending a little bit more, we have a gorgeous selection of gift ideas for under €500. Take a look at some of our favourites below or shop the collection here.
If you’re looking for something extra special this year, we have a stunning collection of diamond jewellery for under €1000. Perfect way to treat yourself or the one you love this Christmas.
If money is no object and you’re thinking of splashing out, we also have some really beautiful diamond and gemstone jewellery. I have selected some of our favourites again and you can shop the rest of the collection here.
Our Top Pick This March/in blog
We made this beautiful rose engagement ring last month. We are so pleased with how it turned out it is so beautiful and girly so it’s inspired us to start a top picks list each month.
We first designed this ring on the computer using CAD technology and then 3D printed it in wax. Once we had the wax model printed we made some minor changes, we thought the petals were tool long so the head looked a bit big, so we filed these down until we were 100% sure we had the perfect little rose. After it was cast in metal we set the diamond and polished it to a beautiful shine, we added very subtle engraving into the leaves running along the shoulder which give a lovely natural look to it.
‘What a beautiful thing a rose is’
You can find more of our lovely designs over on our Instagram, click here if you would like to follow us.
September Birthstone/in Birthstones, blog, Gifts
Sapphire is Septembers birthstone, most people will recognise sapphires by their rich blue colour, but sapphires can come in almost every colour of the rainbow. Because of the variety of colours available in Sapphires you will always be able to find something to suit your style and taste.
Historically the Sapphire represented trust and loyalty and was believed to help protect loved ones from harm. The sentiment behind a sapphire makes for a wonderful and thoughtful gift for anyone, not only the September babies.
If you would like to have a look at our collection or have something custom made, visit us in the heart of Dublin’s creative quarter in the Powerscourt Townhouse Centre and we can help you chose or create something you can treasure.
Bling Up Your Ring/in blog, buyers guide, redesign jewellery
Everyone wants to have an engagement ring they really love and can flash to friends and family, What happens when the design you loved in your 20s isn’t the design you love in your 40’s? Over the years trends and tastes change, perhaps now you’re thinking you would just like something a little bit bigger and a little bit brighter. Whatever your motivation is more and more people are opting to redesign their old rings. After all you’re looking at it sitting on your finger every day so it’s important that you love it!
If you’re thinking of adding a new lease of life into your rings we’ve put together some of the steps involved so you have an idea of the process.
- We will always be happy to advise you on designs that would look nice, but it can help to have a starting point of what you like. So we suggest looking around online at some designs. Pinterest is a great website with endless photo suggestions that will help give you some inspiration.
- Bring your jewellery along with any images of designs you like into us. We use the latest CAD software to create 3D images of what the new ring will look like. We can create a few different styles for you to have a look at to make sure you’re 100% with the design we choose.
- Once you have settled on a style based on the images we designed, next we will 3D print a wax model of the ring. At this stage you can try it on and have a look at the size and shape to make sure you’re happy with how it looks.
- We will now get the new ring cast in metal, once this is done we will remove the stones from your original ring and they will be ready to set into the new band. After the stones are set your ring just needs to be polished and is ready to take home.
A lot of people can be emotionally attached to the story behind their original ring, upgrading doesn’t mean that you have to lose this completely. If you are increasing the size of your centre stone, than the original diamond could be used to create a pendant so it’s still held close to your heart. Or if you are changing the setting style than we could always replace the diamond in your original band with a coloured stone to keep as a dress ring.
If you would like to blow the cobwebs off your old jewellery, than we would love to help you create something you can treasure.
If you can imagine it, we can make it….
Take a look at some of our previous redesigned and custom made pieces here.
Ring Size Guide/in blog, buyers guide
When it comes to ring sizes it definitely isn’t a case of one size fits all.
We have come across some really creative ways of finding your ring size online. There is no way of doing it yourself and getting it 100% accurate, so I would suggest only do this if absolutely necessary. If possible try a couple of different ways so you can get an average this should help make sure you’re as close as possible.
We have had too many customers come in for replacement wedding bands because their original wasn’t a perfect fit and they ended up losing it. This is obviously not ideal, so if you want to be sure just bring yourself into us here in Powerscourt Townhouse Centre and we can give you an accurate measurement.
You can take a look at the conversion chart below which will give you a rough idea, however you could find your fingers are a slightly larger or smaller than what’s listed below, in which case when we measure you would could tell if you need half or quarter sizes.