Next up in our “Spotlight Series” is the wonderful jewellery designer Eimear Lynch, founder of Ella Green Jewellery. In anticipation of this we met up with a very excited Eimear, who is just back from a trip to Colombia – stocked up on locally sourced gems and brimming with ideas for next year’s collections.
Eimear’s personal connection to South America is very strong and it is important to her that her jewellery not only brings joy to her customers and provides her with a living, but also benefits local communities. To achieve this she sources most of her gems as closely as possible to the communities that produce them, often travelling directly to the country of origin. In addition, 10% of all Ella Green profits go to a charitable organisation in Columbia called Emerging Voices Foundation, which sets out to care for those that others have forgotten through providing food, education and volunteer’s time.
“I have been designing since I was a little girl, my mind’s eye full of treasures due to countless retellings of Arabian Nights and the Brothers Grimm. I couldn’t even pronounce the word ‘jewellery’ as a young child, but that didn’t stop me constantly taking jewellery apart to reassemble it a different way. I was fortunate enough to study goldsmithing in Ecuador in 2005.”
As a self-taught designer, Eimear’s work is unhindered by convention and she produces a most interesting collection of 9k gold jewellery – aptly called the Freedom Collection. All her work is designed and made right here in Dublin, Ireland: hand modelled in wax and hand crafted using traditional goldsmithing techniques, these contemporary designs are like nothing you’ve seen before.
From the get-go Ella Green Jewellery was well received and it continues to be popular with our DesignYard clientele both here in Ireland and abroad. Eimear’s work has featured in Irish press, including Image Magazine, The Irish Times and most recently Irish Country Magazine.
At DesignYard we’re delighted to put a well-deserved “Spotlight on Ella Green” for the week of 21st-26th October 2019. Pop in to see her ‘hot off the bench’ latest pieces and if you would like to chat with her in person about her work and charitable efforts come along to our special “Meet the Maker” event on Friday 25th October from 5-8 PM.