Despite still being in semi-lockdown (although Phase 1 of our exit is well underway), we are lucky enough to be able to enjoy sunny days and warm weather. While trips to Italy might be put on hold for the foreseeable, it doesn’t mean you can’t bring the same holiday vibe to your socially-distanced wardrobe. Get in the summer mood with some great jewellery, make gold your everyday signature. Summer jewellery looks just as good in the city as it does on the beach …
Laoise, the designer behind By Leahy, handcrafts each solid gold or silver piece made-to-order from her Dublin-based studio. From hand-engraved necklaces and swishy chain earrings to pared-back modern rings and barely-there bracelets, they look just as good for business Zoom calls as they do when paired with a summer dress in your back garden. All of Leahy’s elegant pieces are lightweight, so they can be worn comfortably all day or night. www.byleahy.com
Wink Atelier’s offering of earrings, bracelets, brooches and necklaces are made from upcycled plastic and gold. Eco-conscious and affordable, Hong Kong-based founders and designers Maureen Hung and Connie Tang combine their modern sculpting skills with traditional jewellery making processes to create feather-light works of art. Prices from €79, launching this week; www.loulerie.ie.
The eye-catching, contemporary earrings, necklaces and rings from Inner Island are the statement jewels to have this summer. Handmade from gold as well as silver, the simple yet elegant pieces by designer Irish Gemma O’Leary are a perfect match for minimalists. www.innerisland.ie
One of Ireland’s newest, affordable jewellery brands, Loinnir (which comes from the Irish word for radiance), offers something for everyone this summer. Award-winning designer Cara Sturgess works from her Dublin-based studio. We especially like the Giant’s Causeway pearl drop earrings and the Ór collection bangles. www.loinnirjewellery.com
Bring a playful element into your jewellery choices with miniature pendant necklaces from Irish jewellery brand, MoMuse. Instantly liven up summer’s best white T-shirts and blouses by layering a few different lengths. Designed and hallmarked in Dublin, owner Margaret O’Rourke crafts really delicate, special pieces. www.momuse.ie
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