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03 April

Columbian Emeralds at O’Reillys
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Columbian Emeralds at O’Reillys

Columbia is synonymous with the precious gemstone emerald and they are thought to have been mined there as far back...
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Pink Sapphires
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Pink Sapphires

Most people think of blue when sapphires are mentioned but sapphires come in a wide range of colours, including green,...
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Artist Spotlight
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Artist Spotlight

Naomi Brosnan is a contemporary Irish artist. This piece, titled “Purity of Release”, is a beautifully expressive oil painting. Naomi...
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The Iconic Cartier Love Bracelet:
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The Iconic Cartier Love Bracelet:

Cartier’s Love bracelet is one of the most popular and recognizable pieces of jewellery ever designed… being one of the...
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Spotlight on a designer – Kutchinsky
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Spotlight on a designer – Kutchinsky

Spotlight on a designer – Kutchinsky Joseph Kutchinsky was one of the most renowned jewellery designers in England in the...
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Auction Highlights Blog Top Picks

Lola’s Top Picks Lot 45; Lady’s stainless - steel Rolex wristwatch, an understated version of the timeless high-end Rolex Lot...
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Gemmologist’s Corner – Sapphire and Ruby
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Gemmologist’s Corner – Sapphire and Ruby

Did you know that Ruby and Sapphire are made from the same material – the mineral Corundum? If pure, Corundum...
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Equestrian Themes at O’Reilly’s

The use of equestrian themes has long since been popular with jewellery designers; and with eventing season opening up again...
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Hermès: Where it all began…
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Hermès: Where it all began…

Thierry Hermès, the founder of Hermès, began his career in 1837 making horse harnesses for the European noble class. Hermès...
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Shop Smart at Auction for Designer Goods
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Shop Smart at Auction for Designer Goods

Buying designer goods at auction is a great way for label lovers on a budget to purchase designer goods at...
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Natasha Sherling BA GG
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Natasha Sherling BA GG

Consultant gemmologist at O'Reillys Auction rooms, Natasha Sherling talks us through her favourites from our June auction. Lot 137 Referencing...
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More Pearls, please
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More Pearls, please

Lot 301 Lucky June babies get the beautiful pearl as their birthstone! And with so many varieties of pearls to...
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Auction Highlights Irish Art June Auction

Artist Spotlight- Michael Mulcahy

Michael Mulcahy is a renowned expressionist artist that has represented Ireland all over the world. He is best known for...
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The perks of buying (pre-loved) jewellery at auction
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The perks of buying (pre-loved) jewellery at auction

Better Value: Jewellery pieces at auction are generally on reserve for around one third of their retail price! New jewellery...
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Harry Winston
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Harry Winston

Harry Winston- The New York jeweller dubbed the ‘King of Diamonds:Few jewellery brands have such a distinguished history as the...
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Ravishing Rubies
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Ravishing Rubies

Found in shades of red-from dark red to pinkish red- here are some interesting facts about July’s rosy birthstone Lot...
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Fancy shaped diamonds
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Fancy shaped diamonds

The term ‘fancy shape’ diamond refers to any diamond with a cut other than the classic round brilliant. Diamonds are...
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Auction Highlights Blog May Auction Highlights Top Picks

Make a statement this Spring With small intimate outdoor gatherings looming temptingly on the horizon make sure you are dressed...
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Auction Highlights Blog May Auction Highlights Top Picks

Lot 376: With everything that has been happening lately, I wouldn’t mind a little luck coming my way! This Victorian...
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Art Deco Style
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Art Deco Style

Lot 290An Art Deco style bar brooch of plaque design, set with a diamond and sapphires and mounted n 14ct...
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