A jewel in Sligo’s crown

As Sligo jeweller Martina Hamilton developed her talent for jewellery making she discovered something else along the way, an aptitude for business

5th November, 2017
Martina Hamilton, award-winning jeweller and goldsmith, has chosen garden designer Leonie Cornelius (right) as her brand ambassador Pic: Shane O’Neill

For Sligo jeweller Martina Hamilton, her accidental foray into the craft that would become her livelihood three decades ago unearthed an unexpected aptitude for business.

“I studied fine art sculpture and that’s where my design process came from, but I did a crash course in jewellery-making in Mayo because, like so many art students, I was wondering what to do with my life,” said Hamilton.

“It was completely by accident that...

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