Tuesday, January 10, 2012

AOIFE O'MAHONY DESIGN

18-Karat Gold Eye Candy Stacking Rings
Ireland’s Newgrange monument is considered one of Europe’s “finest achievements of European Neolithic art.” 

The mound-shaped passage tomb is constructed of engraved kerbstones; and according to Irish mythology the structure is the dwelling place for Oenghus, the god of love.  

Ireland is also home to featured jewelry designer Aoife O’Mahony.

Whether the designs are Slim Barrett’s sexy chain maille body ornaments or Alan Ardiff’s sweetly whimsical pendant necklaces with moving parts, contemporary Irish jewelry designers seem to always impart a sense of lyricism to their jewelry collections. 

O’Mahony’s bridal jewelry, earrings and stackable rings in 18-karat yellow, white or rose gold, platinum and sterling silver possess that same poetic nuance.  

Her aesthetic is centered on clean lines and soft forms yet items such as both men and women’s wedding bands and custom-made engagement rings exude this wonderful, magical quality.
18-Karat Gold Fizzy Earrings
“A ring is more than just a ring,” says the De Vakschool alumna.  “It is designed to reflect the beauty of its owner.  The purchase of an engagement ring is quite possibly the most important jewelry purchase someone will make. 

Since I am a certified diamond grader I help my clients to make the perfect choice.  All of the materials I use are ethically sourced so that the quality and beauty of each stone creates a perfect combination of brilliance, sparkle and design.”

The honest beauty of O’Mahony’s classic jewelry brand is informed by years of global travels as well as courses in art history but she is mainly inspired by the reactions of her clients.

“Why do I love my job?  Because I make people happy,” she beams.  “Working as a goldsmith is very rewarding.  I work with the most fabulous materials and the result is a beautiful piece of jewelry; but seeing how delighted customers are with the results is just brilliant.  It makes all the hard work worthwhile.”
18-Karat Gold Pendant Necklace with Pink 
Tourmaline and Diamonds

For more on O’Mahony’s beautiful collections be sure to visit her official Facebook page.
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