creating extraordinary Jewellery inspired by the light, the elegance and the beauty of Ireland's Atlantic Wilderness
Designer Jewellery from the edge of Europe
Ireland's Wild Atlantic Coast at the Heart of contemporary Jewellery design
Martina Hamilton Jewellery Collections are handmade in Sligo, a stunningly beautiful place on Ireland's wild Atlantic coast. And it is the wildness of the Atlantic ocean, the wet crystal light and sea-glass waves, the tide burnished beaches, the shells and the coastal flowers which are the inspiration for our jewellery designs. A newly-discovered ancestral link for designer Martina with Dernish, a tiny Island off Sligo's west coast which has been uninhabited since the 1950s, has strengthened that inspiration. All jewelry pieces in our collections are handmade in our studio workshop in Sligo, by our family team of master goldsmiths.
OCtober 2017 Featured Collection
Dance there upon the shore;
What need have you to care
For wind or water’s roar?
And tumble out your hair
The opening lines from "To A Child Dancing in the Wind" one of W B Yeats' most celebrated poems. Shell fragments found on Streedagh beach in County Sligo gave rise to the Shore Collection by Martin Hamilton. The radial fan like structure is delicate and skirt like. The ripple and texture both shimmer and collect light much like the unevenness of sunlight on quiet tidal inlets.