While you describe your jewellery as inspired by Ireland and by nature, this inspiration is not overt in the designs. Is this subtly of influence something you consciously examine during the design process?
My main intention is to make beautiful jewellery that looks and feels good. I want our customers to have an instant visual reaction to the pieces. Discovering the layers of narrative then adds a deeper connection between the jewellery and the wearer.
The inspiration behind the piece, the precious material, the handmade nature of it, the packaging and the presentation, although all incredibly important, are secondary to the instant spark of attraction you feel towards an object or form. It’s a kind of 'love at first sight' and then a deeper relationship forms that we hope will grow over time.