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opaz and Citrine are the main birthstones of November where their golden hues bring a delicious warmth to this time of the year.

November’s Birthstone – A Warm Feast of Colour

opaz and Citrine are the main birthstones of November where their golden hues bring a delicious warmth to this time of the year.

Your jewellery journeys with you through life, taking knocks and bumps along the way. These knocks can damage the claws which could lead you to loosing one of your prized gems. Replacing gemstones does require some thought, which is why we’ve put together some tips for you to think about.

Stone Replacement – Replacing Gemstones That Have Fallen Out of Jewellery

Your jewellery journeys with you through life, taking knocks and bumps along the way. These knocks can damage the claws which could lead you to loosing one of your prized gems. Replacing gemstones does require some thought, which is why we’ve put together some tips for you to think about.

There are several factors which influence the size of ring you would need for your finger - such as your knuckles, the weather, and even how much coffee you have drank.

Ring Sizing – Two Tips to Finding the Right Size

There are several factors which influence the size of ring you would need for your finger - such as your knuckles, the weather, and even how much coffee you have drank.

Because bracelets and bangles are more susceptible to bumps and knocks, and because they tend to consist of a variety of links and elements such as charms, they have a tendency to require more maintenance.

Bracelet & Bangle Repairs – Which Repairs Can Be Done?

Because bracelets and bangles are more susceptible to bumps and knocks, and because they tend to consist of a variety of links and elements such as charms, they have a tendency to require more maintenance.

Engraving is the art of carving delicate lettering or pictures into metal and has been a form of jewellery adornment for centuries. It is a wonderful way to add a personal touch to a jewellery gift or a special commemorative piece.

Jewellery Engraving – What Is It and What Can Be Engraved?

Engraving is the art of carving delicate lettering or pictures into metal and has been a form of jewellery adornment for centuries. It is a wonderful way to add a personal touch to a jewellery gift or a special commemorative piece.

Few birth stones are as lovely, varied, and interesting as October’s birthstone, the Opal. With its mysterious play in colours and wonderful unique variety

October’s Oh So Opal Birthstone

Few birth stones are as lovely, varied, and interesting as October’s birthstone, the Opal. With its mysterious play in colours and wonderful unique variety

ike many of you, we have fallen for the world of Peaky Blinders. The glam, the grit, the old-world charm. The show has captured the imagination of many, so much so that we’ve seen an increase in a request for jewellery design from the 1920s era.

The Peaky Blinders – Jewellery Design at its Peak

ike many of you, we have fallen for the world of Peaky Blinders. The glam, the grit, the old-world charm. The show has captured the imagination of many, so much so that we’ve seen an increase in a request for jewellery design from the 1920s era.

You might think of sapphires as a rich blue stone and given that the stone was named in Greek for its azure qualities, you wouldn’t be wrong but sapphires actually occur in a variety of colours which offer an opportunity to create something particularly special for a September birth stone piece.

September’s Sapphire Birthstone

You might think of sapphires as a rich blue stone and given that the stone was named in Greek for its azure qualities, you wouldn’t be wrong but sapphires actually occur in a variety of colours which offer an opportunity to create something particularly special for a September birth stone piece.

The Big Question! How do we manage to bring you the best value engagement rings in Ireland?

Best Value Engagement Rings - How Do We Do It?

The Big Question! How do we manage to bring you the best value engagement rings in Ireland?

The birthstones for August are anything but ordinary and present a mouth-watering array of lush green to yellows, deep juicy reds, blues, purples and a uniquely striated stone in warm ambers and energised oranges.

August’s Birthstones: A pallet of unique gems

The birthstones for August are anything but ordinary and present a mouth-watering array of lush green to yellows, deep juicy reds, blues, purples and a uniquely striated stone in warm ambers and energised oranges.

The Martin Gear Jewellery team has put together our top 4 jewellery cleaning and maintenance tips to help you to quickly restore your jewellery to its like-new sparkle.

How to Safely Clean Your Jewellery?

The Martin Gear Jewellery team has put together our top 4 jewellery cleaning and maintenance tips to help you to quickly restore your jewellery to its like-new sparkle.

The Martin Gear Jewellery team has put together our top 4 jewellery cleaning and maintenance tips to help you to quickly restore your jewellery to its like-new sparkle.

How to Safely Clean Your Jewellery?

The Martin Gear Jewellery team has put together our top 4 jewellery cleaning and maintenance tips to help you to quickly restore your jewellery to its like-new sparkle.

With July being the very heart of summer, no birthstone could be more perfect than the ruby. Whether you choose a deep luscious stone or a sweetly innocent pink toned stone, rubies are a delightful birthstone to own for any person born in July.

July’s Juicy Ruby Red Birthstone

With July being the very heart of summer, no birthstone could be more perfect than the ruby. Whether you choose a deep luscious stone or a sweetly innocent pink toned stone, rubies are a delightful birthstone to own for any person born in July.

Did you know that June is one of only three months of the year that has multiple birthstones associated to it?

June’s Triplet Birth Stones

Did you know that June is one of only three months of the year that has multiple birthstones associated to it?

While Ireland is known around the world as the “Emerald Isle” due to the gorgeous greens that carpet our home, Emeralds don’t originate on our shores, but have a fascinating and exotic past.

Enigmatic Emeralds – The Birthstone of May ☘️

While Ireland is known around the world as the “Emerald Isle” due to the gorgeous greens that carpet our home, Emeralds don’t originate on our shores, but have a fascinating and exotic past.

Did you know hand engraving was started by our ancestors almost 5000 years ago? Since then we have been using it engrave all kinds of jewellery and metal surfaces - it gives you an opportunity to enrich a piece of jewellery with a personal touch that is exclusively yours.

The Art of Hand Engraving

Did you know hand engraving was started by our ancestors almost 5000 years ago? Since then we have been using it engrave all kinds of jewellery and metal surfaces - it gives you an opportunity to enrich a piece of jewellery with a personal touch that is exclusively yours.