Social Diary: The Collective Jewellery Opens Their Doors in Dublin’s Creative Quarter

The Collective Jewellery Launch Dublin
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Dublin’s Creative Quarter welcomed a new jewellery store to the neighbourhood with the launch of The Collective on Thursday, October 12th. Opening their doors to the public on Drury Street, the store is host to a selection of Irish jewellery designers whose designs showcase independent creativity.

A treasure trove of contemporary designs made with the best materials, founder and designer Madeline Blaine unites Ireland’s creative talents of all under one roof, where a number of emerging and more established jewellery designers can share their pieces to the public.

Blaine, whose own jewellery label Gallardo & Blaine is displayed within, brings designers Melissa Curry, Emer Roberts and Mairéad DeBléca, to name a few on board, all of whom attended the launch. Blaine herself has been designing since she was 19, and after fifteen years in the business, the new mother of one was very excited to finally set up shop, knowing that the Creative Quarter was an opportunity not to be missed.

“I wanted to bring together a collection of unique and stylish jewellery at affordable prices whilst being able to showcase the incredible talent that Ireland has to offer,” said Blaine.

The Collective Dublin

Of Gallardo & Blaine, expect designs inspired by nature and incorporating trees, vines and dragonflies that embody her magical collection, which also feature gemstones from around the world.

View the gallery above to see who attended the launch event.

Prices range to suit everyone’s budget, and can be bought in store at 24 Drury Street, Dublin 2 as well as online via www.thecollectivedublin.ie.

Photos: Brian McEvoy