Valentine's Day Gifts for Her: Handmade Irish Jewellery

With Valentine's Day just one week away here we present our guide to Valentine's day gifts for her, some of the most beautiful ways to say 'I love you' with unique pieces of beautiful Irish jewellery including pendants, earrings and rings to treasure.

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The Strata hoop earrings by Co. Wexford-based brand Inner Island are an elegant and modern Valentine's day gift which will be well received by the most discerning of recipients. These beautiful earrings can be worn on special occasions or every day to elevate the simplest of outfits to something special. The Strata earrings are also available in sterling silver. €110 - €120.

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Simon Barber is a fifth generation Irish jeweller based in Fermoy in Co. Cork. Having studied art and horology, as well as having learnt the art of jewellery making from his father Dermot, Simon's own designs seem simultaneously ancient and modern. The striking Come and Find Me pendant is a carefully crafted play of circles within circles, offset to create a gently rolling feel. Each disc is shaped and polished to result in a wonderfully tactile feel and shimmering at the centre is a heart of gold. What better way to symbolise love this Valentine's Day? €175.

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Rachel Swan is a jewellery designer and goldsmith from Dublin who draws on the themes of modern architecture and geometry in her work which is characterised by a clean, modern sensibility. The Diamond Hex Pendant is a new design by this Irish jewellery designer and packs a punch despite it's diminutive size due to its satin finish and rare grade diamond at its centre. €280.

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Artist, sculptor and jewellery designer Emer Roberts is on an awards circuit roll this year and while her jewellery design business is still a fledgling one she was recently awarded the Best Product (Jewellery) Award at Showcase 2019 as well as several other awards for her two ranges of jewellery in silver, gold and platinum. Her gold Zipper Link ring, seen here, is a modern piece that also has echoes of Art Deco style making it an ideal Valentine's day gift for your fashion-forward loved one. The ring is also available in sterling silver with prices starting at €580 for the silver model going up to €2,900 depending on the materials involved. The jewellery is all handmade in Dublin.

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The Heart Dragonfly pendant by Gallardo and Blaine in Dublin is the perfect gift for the woman that wears her heart on her sleeve. Featuring a blue druzy stone and made in silver and gold it is a beautiful romantic piece of jewellery to treasure. €113.

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This new piece by designer Martina Hamilton has a deeper symbolism replete with love. Sliogan in the Irish language translates as "shell". Croi Sliogan is thus the shell's heart-core. Sligo is the Shelly Place. It was the beloved landscape of poet W B Yeats, who on the grey pavements of London, spoke of Sligo as "the deep heart's core". Croi Sliogan. A beautiful Valentine's day gift for her with a deeper meaning. Normally priced at €125, the Croi Sliogan necklace currently features in our Valentine's Day competition - enter to be in with a chance to win this beautiful piece of handmade jewellery.

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Blatant and fun in your declaration of love, these beautiful 9 carat gold studs by Christina Keogh are individually handmade and will certainly make your feelings clear on Valentine's Day whilst remaining stylish all year round. €179.

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Part of Enibas' much loved Croí Álainn range of jewellery, this triple ring is made of three separate bands made with sterling silver, diamond and 18 carat gold plate. A wearable and modern way to show your love this Valentine's Day. €210.

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The perfect piece for gifting a loved one with contemporary taste is the bold and elegant Úna necklace - part of the Homespun collection by Laura Caffrey and Clare Grennan at Irish Design Shop. A combination of matt and polished surfaces are incorporated to emphasise the contrast of the straight and curved lines. The necklace is handmade in the makers' studio upstairs in their shop on Dublin's Drury Street. €195.

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