Diamonds are a girl’s best friend in lockdown as jewellers see sales soar

One retailer says website traffic is up by over 1,000 per cent as people replace foreign holidays with more tactile treasures

23rd August, 2020
Diamonds are a girl’s best friend in lockdown as jewellers see sales soar
David Andrews, owner of Weir & Sons jewellers. Picture: Fergal Phillips

Irish jewellers are reporting an “unexpected boost” in sales during lockdown and since their reopening at the beginning of summer.

“I’ve never been busier,” Ronan Campbell, owner of the Design Yard, told the Business Post.

“Once lockdown happened, there really was a switch of people emailing and calling, wanting jewellery. The whole of lockdown I was meeting people on the side of the road, or over the wall of...

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