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Doyle Design Dublin @ Showcase Ireland 2019

Every January just after the crazy rush of Christmas we have to immediately get organised for the biggest wholesale trade show on the Irish calendar namely Showcase Ireland.  We have been exhibiting at this show for about 5 years now in the Design Ireland section of the show,  an area hosted by the Design and Crafts Council of Ireland. Design Ireland showcases 90 of Irelands top designer makers and as always we are very proud to be included in this vetted area. it takes a full day of setting up and always looks a fright before it starts to come together..  Although its definitely an exhausting 5 days its an exciting experience and an amazing opportunity to meet with new potential...

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Opal - The Birthstone for October

I think that gem quality opal is amongst the most spectacular of gemstones, forget your boring diamonds (I say that with tongue in cheek) but the play of colour on a black opal for example can be mesmerising. The finest quality opals can fetch prices that are up there with the most expensive diamonds and emeralds. Opal is quite a soft gemstone and has a hardness of 5.5 - 6 on the Mohs scale, because of this it is best suited to brooches or earrings or pendants where it is not coming into contact with daily wear and tear.  When it is set in a ring it is generally bezel set to protect the stone in a metal surround so...

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#WearingIrish - A global social media initiave to promote Irish Design

  #WearingIrish is a social media initiative that is the brainchild of Margaret Molloy.  Margaret is an Offaly native and now the Global CMO of Siegel+Gale in NYC. Her passion for Irish fashion and design led her to create the #wearingirish initiative in March 2016  to promote and highlight the wealth of talent that Irish design has to offer.  It also led to her #Wearing Irish Designer Directory Building on last years success, Margaret encourages everyone to participate by  taking a picture of yourself wearing Irish made fashion or accessories at least one day during the month of March and post it on your favourite platform, Twitter, Facebook or Instagram using the #WearingIrish and tag the designer. Its a great...

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Novembers Birthstone - Topaz

Topaz is the birthstone for November and is available in a rich variety of colours.   The most prized Imperial Topaz is often confused with citrine quartz (yellow) and smoky quartz (brown), quartz and topaz are separate and unrelated mineral species. It was named Imperial topaz after the Russian Czars of the 1800s and features a magnificent orange body color with pinkish undertones. Topaz also comes in yellow, pink, purple, orange, and the many popular blue tones. The very popular Blue Topaz come in the varieties, Sky, Swiss and London Blue, distinguishing between three very different colour shades. London blue being the most intense blue as seen below.

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Our Jewellery now at the British Museum

  We are delighted to announce that we are now stocked at the prestigious Grenville Room in The British Museum. The Museum is running a specialist Celtic Exhibition, the first of its kind in Britain for 40 years. The exhibition will run until early 2016 and we are delighted several of our jewellery collections have been selected for both the Museum Shop and the Grenville Room We will have to pop over for a look    

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