Friday January 24, 2020

Meet Stonechat Jewellers’ diamond duo

Jewellers Ann Chapman and Michael O’Dwyer’s friendship was forged years ago on a goldsmithing course. These days, they make pieces for royal weddings, and heirlooms for the rest of us

Gillian Nelis

Managing Editor

15th December, 2019
Ann Chapman from Stonechat Jewellers pictured with friend and jewellery designer Michael O'Dwyer who works in Sweden. Picture: Aidan Crawley

Ann Chapman and Michael O’Dwyer don’t quite complete each other’s sentences, but they’re not far off it.

In O’Dwyer’s jewellery showroom in Stockholm, the pair are discussing how a friendship that began on the Craft Council of Ireland’s goldsmithing course in Kilkenny over a decade ago has endured and developed.

“We became friends straight away,” Chapman says. “I’ve even got him...

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