Unimaginable beauty

Nigel O’Reilly has access to ‘some of the best gemstones in the world’ and he is on a quest to make the most of them

23rd December, 2018
Dante’s Zircon ring: 14.56ct rare orange beryl, cut by the late Erwin Springbrunn, with 344 coloured diamonds and sapphires set into an 18kt rose gold ring with honeycombed undercarriage

‘I am driven by beauty,” says Nigel O’Reilly, “the beauty of the stone, beauty of the west of Ireland landscape, the rigorous beauty of my work. I find great satisfaction in the union between the piece and the woman who wears it. When you are gifted something as rare as a gemstone, it is your duty to realise its beauty.”

O’Reilly is a craft goldsmith jeweller based in Mayo,...

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