We have just uploaded a lovely selection of vintage and modern diamond three stone rings, perhaps the nicest collection we have ever had. A few of these are discussed below!   The first is this 2.45 carat ring, set on platinum. Beautifully matched stones from the very early 20th century, they are in classic claw settings, […]

> View article

We have a wonderful collection of research books at Weldon’s, including some of the most beautiful publications in the world. Here is a quick look inside some of our favourites! They cover everything from the technical aspects and naunces of diamond grading, to the art and beauty of jewellery as fashion items. A few are […]

> View article

One of the most audacious jewel thefts in history happened in 1671, when an Irishman called Thomas Blood attempted to steal the crown jewels from the Tower of London. Blood was a Meathman, born there in 1618, the son of a prosperous blacksmith. He fought against Charles I, and was awarded a large estate in […]

> View article

A new phase of carbon has been discovered, which is even tougher than our favourite gemstone! There was previously two phases of solid carbon, graphite and diamond, and we can now add Q-Carbon to the list, following a discovery by the North Carolina State University. Interestingly, it is ferromagnetic, which may facilitate uses in the […]

> View article

Peridot is a gem variety of the mineral olivine, which is found in peridotite rock from the earth’s upper mantle. It was known since antiquity, and for many centuries it was only found on a small island in the Red Sea, today known as Zabargad Island. 2500 years ago, no boats were ever left there overnight […]

> View article

    Our final brochure of the year has come in, featuring a beautiful selection of jewellery and gift ideas for the Christmas season! Please call in to view any of the items below, and bear in mind that we have a wider selection in the shop!  

> View article

The Tereschenko Diamond, also known as the Tereschenko Blue, is a 42.9 carat pear shape blue diamond. It has a slightly irregular outline, with a beautiful even saturation. It is believed to have come from India originally, as, like most blue diamonds, it is a Type IIb, suggesting that it came from the famous Golconda mines. […]

> View article

Our latest arrival is a most wonderful ring, full of charm, character and history. It is an antique three stone ring by Tiffany & Co, and comes in its original box. The diamonds are beautifully matched Old European cut diamonds, perfectly cut for candlelight or gaslight, which was the norm at the time. You can see […]

> View article

For your free downloadable invitation to the IADA antiques fair in the RDS, Dublin, 25-27th September, please click the link below Antiques Fair invitation – Please click here

> View article

It is rare to find many links between the worlds of rugby and antiques, but this month’s World Cup in England does just that, with a quadrennial tradition connected to the very first international between England and New Zealand. The Gil Evans whistle is an otherwise unremarkable whistle which is kept at the New Zealand Rugby Museum in […]

> View article