Inspired by the warmth and vibrancy of natural elements, award-winning jewellery designers, Juvi Designs, source the most beautiful gemstones from around the World and transform them into stunning pieces of jewellery at their studio in Dublin.
Vincent Tynan is a silversmith with many years experience working with jewellery. Julie Danz originally trained as an interior designer, working in New York under Carlton Varney, one of America's most adventurous and respected interior designers, this undoubtedly explains her bold approach to jewellery design. She also shares her husband's passion for finding beauty in the raw. “As a child, I was always attracted to gems, shells and stones and I used to gather beads, seeds and colourful pieces of glass (anything and everything really!) which I kept in boxes in my bedroom.”
Throughout their journeys Julie and Vincent were inspired by the gemstones they discovered, the colours and shapes of the raw materials and the notion that these gems, which lie hidden in the earth beneath us, can be brought to life so vividly.
The concept that something so grounded in nature can take on an almost ethereal quality in the right cut and setting is a driving force behind the designers work.
“We buy really high-quality stones. They speak for themselves. People are attracted to their colour, tactility and weight. The stones are sourced from all over the world but all the jewellery is designed here in our Dublin studio.”
Using precious and semi-precious gemstones such as Ruby, Aquamarine, Turquoise and Amethyst set in sterling silver and gold vermeil, the pair create jewellery that is stunning yet practical enough to be worn every day.
“Our philosophy is quite simple, we want to offer affordable luxury. It is important for women to spoil themselves occasionally, without feeling guilty. If a piece of Juvi can do that, then we are truly delighted!”