First Person: Maureen Lynch, jewellery maker, Dun Laoghaire

I can't function in large shops. I don't need to see 20 pairs of jeans before I decide on the ones I want. I approach jewellery the same way. Go with your gut.

4th December, 2011
First Person: Maureen Lynch, jewellery maker, Dun Laoghaire
Maureen Lynch. Photo: Tony O'Shea

What jewellery you can wear is more dependent on personality than size. Hair length is another indicator. A crop can really wear anything.

When I'm making a surprise piece, I ask for age, dress size and height. Most men can't tell you, so I say 'look at me - is she taller, shorter, wider, narrower, younger or older?'

Gold is a sought-after commodity, but design gives it real value. The higher the carat, the...

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