I (Tracy Gilbert) am a Dublin-based jeweller and proud member of the Design and Crafts Council of Ireland with a huge grá (love) for creating contemporary jewellery that captures the essence of Ireland. Each piece is meticulously crafted in Donabate, Dublin with love of Irish art, folklore & heritage.
Through combining precious metals with translucent materials, I attempt to recreate the magic of Newgrange to allow the light to shine through my pieces to reveal Celtic spirals (triskele). This can be seen in my Growing Home, Children of Lir, Iconic Dublin and St. Bridget Cross coloured collections.
Neolithic sites like Newgrange, Loughcrew & Tara directly influence my jewellery designs. I am in awe of how the neolithic monument at Newgrange allows the light to shine through its chambers on the winter solstice to spectacular effect.
I am a proud member of the Design and Crafts Council of Ireland with a huge grá (love) for creating contemporary jewellery that captures the essence of Ireland and its people’s connection with the sea, earth and Atlantic Ocean surrounding the Emerald Isle. Transforming traditional Celtic symbolism, Irish culture and heritage into distinctive pieces of jewellery is at the heart of my creations. See my creations here.
I made a radical life change following a successful career as an actuary. Having crafted a necklace for a family friend, I followed my heart and embarked on a career as a jewellery designer that embodies my free spirit and love of my Irish heritage. I was born in Dublin city centre and was educated through the Irish language, so I love speaking Irish (is aoibheann liom an Ghaeilge!). I have always been inspired by the rich artistic and mythological history of Ireland.
I have an emotional connection with Irish folklore and am inspired to create collections that tell a story. Each collection has a meaning that resonates with the wearer. A story card explaining the meaning behind the design comes with each piece.
My work is currently available in Ireland and the US through selected stores and is now available in the British Museum.
Each piece is meticulously crafted in Ireland with love for Irish art, folklore & heritage.
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