Saturday September 19, 2020

Making It Work: Jewellery business continues to shine through a dark time

Ann Chapman started Stonechat Jewellers in the middle of a recession and was just about to open its newly expanded premises when lockdown hit, so she is delighted to be back on the shop floor

13th September, 2020
Ann Chapman, goldsmith-designer and owner of Stonechat Jewellers: ‘We finished the build at 5pm . . . three hours later, the lockdown was announced.’ Photo: Fergal Phillips

When the national lockdown was announced on March 27, Ann Chapman was celebrating the expansion of Stonechat Jewellers, the Dublin business she had been running for eight years.

She had decided to take the lease on the premises next to her retail and workshop unit in the Westbury Mall, doubling floorspace to 100 square metres. It was an important milestone for the business, which specialises in contemporary handcrafted jewellery made on-site in an open-plan workshop in...

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