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How Irish jewellery found its groove in the middle ground

4th December, 2016
9kt fresh water pearl pendant, €140; 9kt fresh water pearl gold earrings, €125; 9kt gold heart pendant, €160; 9kt freshwater pearl gold bracelet, €135

If straitened times have taught us one thing, it’s how to find the middle ground.

And jewellery, which had occupied either the high end or high street terrain, has experienced a particular magnetism towards this middle space. Where once we shopped at Appleby on occasion, and Topshop for costume thrills, Irish women are now fluent in the language of well-priced, high quality pieces.

First we took to Links, and next to Monica Vinader,...

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