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From the beginning of recorded history, man has asked the age-old question, "What time is it?"

Although we have always known the sun rises and sets every day, we did not always know how to tell the time in between these two events. These smaller increments of time have come to dictate our daily lives, and throughout the ages we have searched for ways to accurately measure the day.
Sterling Silver PrintE-mail

Sterling Silver Jewellery and Gifts

Since the dawn of civilization, men and women have been captivated by silver's spell and splendor. Throughout the ages this mystical white metal has been used to mark historical milestones, celebrations, achievements and special occasions.
Pearls PrintE-mail

Cultured Pearls


Pearls have been a source of fascination and desire since ancient times. Viewed as magic charms, symbols of purity and love, or sources of wisdom and power, pearls are one of the oldest known gems and have been revered by countless civilizations.

Birthstones PrintE-mail

A guide to uncovering your birthright

Everybody has a birthstone - an endowment from Mother Nature in the shape of a precious gem which is given on the month in which you were born...

Gold Jewellery PrintE-mail

Gold, one of the world's most precious metals, dates back to the dawn of mankind. All great civilizations built up treasuries of the lustrous metal, reserving golden objects for their most important rituals.

Platinum PrintE-mail

Pure Rare Eternal

Precious platinum is the perfect choice for the customer of the 21st century – it is beautiful, versatile and elegant, yet it has hidden strength and resilience. Platinum is pure, it has a brilliant white sheen and is kind to the skin. Platinum is rare, a treasure coveted by influential individuals for centuries. Platinum is eternal, with an everlasting radiance and durability. Choosing precious platinum is the perfect way to express your own individuality, strength and style.
Fine Jewellery PrintE-mail

Fine jewellery Information

Retail Jewellers of Ireland works to assist our members in educating their employees and their customers.

One of the ways we do this is to provide in-store education materials that our members can use with their customers to provide basic information on jewellery products.
Coloured Gemstones PrintE-mail

Coloured Gemstones

Beauty. Rarity. Durability. These attributes attract us to coloured gemstones for personal adornment and make gemstones valuable and precious. coloured gemstones provide the opportunity for uniquely personal expression.
Diamond Passport PrintE-mail
Every rough diamond shipment now has a 'passport' to travel the world. This ensures that it is conflict-free. It also means that the diamonds which you sell are legitimate.

What is a conflict / blood diamond?

Conflict diamonds are rough diamonds used by rebel movements or their allies to help finance conflict against legitimate governments.

Although the conflict diamond issue affects the polished diamond market, conflict diamonds are essentially a rough diamond issue that is being dealt with effectively and comprehensively by the rough diamond industry with the United Nations, governments and human rights groups.
Diamonds PrintE-mail
Rare and fascinating, mysterious and magical, the diamond has ignited romantic passion throughout history. The word alone conjures up a thousand images: rare, precious, desirable, beautiful, sparkling tokens of love. Created deep within the core of the earth more than 3 billion years ago and brought to the surface by volcanic eruption, most of the diamonds sparkling on fingers today are more than 100 million years old!

Even before these magnificent creations of nature were mined in profusion toward the end of the 19th century, they were a source of fascination and value to early man. The Romans thought diamonds were splinters from falling stars, while the Greeks regarded the sparkling gems as tears of the gods. It is a derivation of the Greek word "adamas," meaning unconquerable, that gave the diamond its name.

The diamond claimed its place as the primary token of love toward the end of the 15th century, when Austrian Archduke Maximilian gave the first diamond engagement ring to his betrothed. It was placed on the fourth finger of her left hand, because that finger was believed to course with the vein of love that passed directly to the heart. Five centuries later, the diamond remains one of the most luxurious and desirable gifts for any romantic and celebratory occasion, a gem whose purity and brilliance symbolizes lasting love.
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