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

@gnelis
15th December, 2019
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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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