Objects of Desire: Exciting and Evocative Summer Jewellery

With this month’s focus on some of Design Ireland’s key jewellery designers, for Objects of Desire we showcase some of our other favourite jewellery items which invoke the summertime spirit. Whether inspired by childhood holiday memories, or the flora and fauna of the summer season, our designers create beautiful, evocative pieces which are guaranteed to inspire and delight. 

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What could be more reminiscent of a summer garden that this Bumblebee necklace by Gallardo and Blaine Designs? Wear this beautifully detailed design in sterling silver and gold plate and you’ll be instantly transported to a world of foxgloves and lupins, hollyhocks and scented roses on a warm summer day. €60. 

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Inspired by memories of childhood holidays, the Making Waves pendant by Carlingford-based designer and goldsmith Garrett Mallon is made with sterling silver and 18 carat yellow gold vermeil. Part of his full Making Waves collection, this beautiful, evocative piece brings to mind the simple, sunny days of childhood. €165.

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This sterling silver and cultured pearl pendant from Sligo-based jewellery designer Martina Hamilton’s Shore collection captures the essence of the shoreline and the natural weathering of shells on the beach. The pendant comes on a 17 inch sterling silver snake chain. €105.

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These delicate Cherry Blossom earrings in silver by County Fermanagh-based jewellery designer and maker, Fiona Kerr, are versatile and feminine and perfect as everyday pieces or for a special occasion. €72.

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This Embers pendant is made by jewellery designer Jill Graham, who is based in the Mourne Mountains in Co. Down, Northern Ireland. The pendant is made from textured silver with a distinctive design in 24 carat gold foil which gives it a sensual, tactile quality. €205. 

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Inspired by her life in the vicinity of the sea, her travels, kite surfing and sailing, Jennifer Kinnear's modern beachy designs evoke seaside strolls and the freedom of coastal living. This sterling silver Sea Urchin necklace is timeless and elegant and comes on a fine 18 inch silver chain. Perfect for everyday wear or to add style to your holiday wardrobe. €95.

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