Ann opened Stonechat Jewellers in 2012 and has established herself as a key player in the craft sector. She knows that Ireland is a small country bubbling with talent and ambition, and she is carving out a new path for innovative, independent Irish and European jewellery design. Ann believes in breaking the mould - with Stonechat Jewellers she has identified and filled a gap in the market.
While studying for a degree in European studies in France, Ann fell in love with the bijoux jewellery shops of romantic Paris. Determined to learn the intricate skills of fine jewellery making, she undertook a short course at NCAD. Following an apprenticeship of several years with a variety of jewellery studios, Ann was granted one of only twelve coveted places on the Crafts Council of Ireland goldsmithing course in Kilkenny. The broad skill-set she acquired during this training affirmed Ann’s passion for fine jewellery, precious metals and coloured stones.