Image Magazine: Interview with Karon Jacobson December 06 2014
You’re all about mixing textures …
That’s a big part of my signature style; I often use leather and cord instead of gold or silver chains for necklaces or bracelets. It gives the stones and pendants an earthy, casual vibe whilst complementing the stones.
What’s new for autumn/winter?
You travel a lot to source your stones – tell us about a special piece
Trends to love this season?
Image Magazine Feature - Jewellery Special November 21 2014
I would like to say thanks to the team at Image for this feature article in this month's magazine. I've been waiting for November to come round so I could pick up my copy! It is a jewellery special, featuring top designers and brands such as Tiffany, and I was very pleased to do the interview, and be a part of this special issue. For me, I am passionate about quality, taking care to choose the right gems for each and every piece, and I enjoyed talking about the design process and key trends for AW14/15.
Style At The Races May 08 2014
We spotted the fabulous fashionista, acclaimed stylist Lisa Fitzpatrick wearing one of our necklaces from the Mala Collection. Lisa is pictured with Amy Huberman and Katie Byrne on the cover of the Herald's Official Festival Magazine for the Punchestown Races 2014 which is held on the last Tuesday of April every year, running into the May Bank Holiday weekend.
For further enquiries about this and all our collections please contact Karon Jacobson here.
Beautiful Jewels: Designing New Pieces in Studio April 10 2014
This is one way the design process evolves for me. I sift through a parcel of gleaming gem stones identifying the best quality, colour, uniformity and scale and hand pick the most beautiful gems. I usually have a vision of the design I want to achieve, but often the beauty of the stones determine the finished piece. These photos show some stages of my design process when I am producing a piece - sketches and early designs to finished jewellery. Here, you can see a beautiful selection of multi colours tourmalines, some selected stones and the final finished pair of earrings. Of course the process actually takes several weeks for every piece, before it has my final approval.
Pictured here are pieces inspired by the Lotus Flower from my signature collection which symbolises Beauty and Eternity. They look so pretty by day with casual wear and yet so elegant taking you into evening.
The Pink Lotus Collection Earrings are made from a selection of beautiful faceted dark and light pink brilliant cut tourmalines. These stones are bezel set on 18kt yellow gold shepherd hooks.
The second earrings pictures are Sapphire Lotus Earrings. These are exquisite pastel coloured faceted Sapphires, bezel set on 18kt Yellow Gold Shepherd Hooks.
Then we have the Diamond Open Lotus Earring Charms design which is a Diamond Lotus Flower set in Sterling SIlver Earring Charms. These are very versatile and can be worn on Sterling Silver Hoops or Sterling Silver Shepherd Hooks.
Designing the Mala Necklace Collection in Studio March 04 2014
This is an inside the studio preview of the Mala Necklace Collection, here in India. I handpick the stones for my jewellery designs and am very excited about this new piece. The tassels are made of silk and come in a range of colours. The beads are mat onyx and sterling silver balls threaded with delicate fine silver thread. Pictured here is this fabulous raspberry silk tassel necklace. The collection is inspired from Buddhist Mala prayer beads.
For further enquiries about this and all our collections please contact Karon Jacobson here.
Travels in India: Beautiful Indian Wedding February 27 2014
On my recent work trip to India I had the pleasure to be invited to a friend's wedding. I had heard Indian weddings were typically large events and this party did not disappoint! Our wonderful hosts told us that the wedding was a "modest" affair in size even though there was more than 2,500 people in attendance! The scale of everything was epic... magnificent saris and shimmering jewels adorned the wedding party, the food and decorations creating a luxury carnival atmosphere.
This was a truly magical experience and I felt so inspired by the beauty of this very special event.
Jewellery featured in Irish Wedding Magazine - BASH February 04 2014
It's a beautiful double page spread with delicate hand drawn illustrations showcasing a number of jeweller's pieces. The combination of drawing and jewellery makes for a really imaginative fashion spread, fusing art and design in a dream like way.
Pieces featured from my collection are my Diamond Feather Pendant and Onyx Necklace (€2,174), Blue Diamond Bead Necklace (€1,250) and Diamond and Enamel Star Hoop Earrings (€475). For any enquiries just click here to contact me.
Special Event: Invitation to Jewellery Sale at our Showroom December 16 2013
Diamond 5 Charm Bracelet €200
I am pleased to announce our Showroom Jewellery Sales starting Tuesday 17th December and running until Christmas Eve. New pieces not yet seen anywhere will be available to purchase. Prices start from €50.
- Dates: Tuesday 17th - 24th December, 2013
- Time: 10.30am - 6pm (late night on Thursday, Friday and Saturday 'til 8pm.)
Place: The Showroom, 24/25 Grafton Street, 1st Floor
(above Meteor store - please push buzzer for Chantal)
- Tel: 087 283 6331 or 671 8357
Special Event: Don't forget Brown Thomas today from 11am - 3pm November 30 2013
So excited today as I will be getting to meet the public and introduce my collection to them in the Marvel Room! You are more than welcome to join me in Brown Thomas on Level 1. I will be there from 11am to 3pm.
For directions to Brown Thomas on Dublin's Grafton Street and parking facilities just click here.
Special Event: This Saturday in the Marvel Room November 28 2013
I will be appearing at a special event there called 'Meet the Designers' where you have the opportunity to meet me and find out more about my jewellery collection.
Really looking forward to meeting you there this Saturday, 30th November. It's on from 11am to 3pm!
Special Event: Meet the Designers @ the Marvel Room November 26 2013
Brown Thomas are having an exciting event in the Marvel Room on Saturday, 30th November. You can see the full article here about it on the Brown Thomas blog, 'Backstage' which has the inside track on all happenings in BT's!
I will be visiting the Marvel Room at this special event called "Meet the Designers". From 11am to 3pm I'll be meeting people and talking about my work. So if you are free do pop along. See the famous christmas windows of Brown Thomas and visit me at glamorous Marvel Room.
Look forward to seeing you there!
Interview with Backstage @ Brown Thomas November 22 2013
I really enjoyed being interviewed by the Brown Thomas blog 'Backstage' which goes behind the scenes! The interview is entitled Marvel'ous Jewels, as I'm currently part of the Marvel Room designers on Level 1 in store. They asked me about my design influences and inspirations. Just click here to see the full interview.
Thanks to all at Backstage for the interview, it was a pleasure.
Special Event: Evening at Havana Boutique November 20 2013
Havana boutique in Donnybrook, Dublin 4 hosted an a special evening on Wednesday 20th November, promoting my jewellery collection which is currently available in their boutique.
I am thrilled to deliver a second order to Havana following a successful launch with them last spring. The support and acknowledgment of this landmark Dublin boutique is greatly appreciated. The proprietor Nikki Creedon, shop manager Suzanne O'Brien, and all the Havana team have been wonderful to work with. Their endorsement of my collection is an honour.
Notes from my trip to wondrous Jaipur in India - Day 3 November 18 2013
I am on my third day into my work trip to Jaipur and I'm making great progress with the new Bracelet Collection.
My focus was to design a bracelet that is both uber cool and stylish, wearable everyday and also appropriate for the gym in both aesthetic and durability. I personally start my day, after a super nutritious breakfast, with minimum 1-2 hrs of physical activity 5-6 days a week. I'm either on my Yoga mat, Pilates Reformer or trekking up a hill! So my jewellery has to compliment my activities and of course, I don't want to take my jewellery off every time I exercise. I sometimes jump in the shower with them on but honestly I wouldn't recommend that all the time.
The new bracelet collection is made with lovely Diamond Charms on either a simple cord in Black or Mink or smooth Onyx Beads with a Silver Clasp. Most importantly, the bracelets look great on their own or stacked with incorporating some of your traditional jewellery like a Diamond Tennis Bracelet.
Notes from my trip to wondrous Jaipur in India November 15 2013
I arrived in Jaipur armed with my sketch book full of new designs and concepts.
What started out as a refined version of my Mala Prayer Bead collection took a sharp turn right when I found these amazing hand carved Onyx Skull Heads. My imagination went into overdrive and the challenge was now technical not just creative. The design came to me immediately but the skulls needed to be drilled in order to hang from the Onyx Beads and have the Silk Tassel flowing out from the jaw of the Skull.
After a few days of talking through the design concept I managed to show the workshop how to make minimal drills into the top and bottom of the skull to maintain the integrity of the pendant. Unfortunately, there are only three skulls so these pieces will be each designed as "one of a kinds". I'm incorporating Silver/Gold/Diamonds to these three limited edition necklaces. The Skull Tassels will be Collectors pieces.
In addition, I have the original design in production using Onyx Beads and magnificent luxurious Silk Tassels in Hot Pink, Dark Purple, Fire Orange, Silky Black. Hope to have ready in the next few weeks....ill post as soon as the are ready!
Welcome to our new website! November 08 2013
This is my very first blog post, very exciting! I've had a very busy few weeks preparing my website, the launch of my jewellery collection in The Marvel Room in Brown Thomas and preparing a delivery of new jewellery pieces to Havana Boutique in Donnybrook, Dublin.