Welcome to Northern Ireland Silver (NI Silver).
If you are interested in getting creative and becoming fully immersive in something new, we would be delighted to welcome you to our NI Silver studio nestled in the majestic Holywood Hills. Let us either create a beautiful hand-made piece of jewellery for you or come and have a go at jewellery making yourself.
We offer 4 different jewellery options for you:
- Jewellery Making Workshops
- Premade 3d NI jewellery to represent each of the 6 counties (Shop)
- Jewellery Remodelling Service from your old jewellery (Commission)
- Corporate Gifts
Jewellery Making Workshops
Become part of the history, landscape and crafting heritage of NI as you join family, friends or loved ones to create your own unique memories together, in silver, gold, or any other precious metal, at one of our immersive Jewellery Making Workshop Experiences. We have 3 workshop options to choose from: jewellery making, jewellery making and a luxury gift bag (LUX), jewellery making, luxury gift bag and full hosting experience in our home overlooking Belfast Lough (VIP). You will enjoy amazing, homely hospitality including refreshments in a beautiful setting.
With no experience necessary, Goldsmith Ruth, a member of the National Association of Jewellers, will guide you on your journey and help you with your design as you craft your own unique pieces of jewellery (you can choose from rings, earrings, pendants or bangles) in your personalised workshop experience. Take a look at our options and the dates available here.
3d NI Jewellery
We also handcraft ‘little pieces of home’ from platinum, palladium, gold and silver. Our jewellery range reflects both the 6 counties including Belfast’s cranes, Giants Causeway, Dark Hedges, Armagh Apples and even Titanic Visitors Centre – great quality gifts your rellies overseas. But more importantly NI Silver appreciate their environment so our jewellery whilst reflecting the 4 natural elements of fire, wind, earth and water is also created in recycled precious metal whilst weaving the landscape, history and folklore of this wonderful place into each piece. Why not have a look at our shop here.
Jewellery Remodelling Service from your (parents/grandparents) old jewellery
Bring us your old jewellery and work together with our designer Ruth to create a design that suits you. We will remove precious stones or source you some new ones, melt your precious metal down and recast/model it to something more suitable. A great way to wear your family grandparents/parents’ gold or to utilise that old jewellery that just sits in your jewellery box. Click here to see some of our commission gallery pieces, here.
We can produce multiple orders at relatively short notice for those wanting tp thank their staff for a job well done or for impressing both locat or international business colleagues/clients. Our jewellery has been exported around the world and it’s very exciting for us to think about some of the fabulous countries who now have a little quality piece of NI to enjoy.
We are very proud of our ethical credentials and believe that it sets us apart from our competitors. We are members of the Ards and North Down sustainable giants group, joining other businesses who have a strong sustainability plan to save the planet, within our borough. We use 100% recycled precious metal, ethically sourced stones and we are one of only a couple of Fair Trade providers in NI. We use solar stored energy to run our electricity for the workshops, and for our delivery service when we use our electric car. We harvest and store our water for use in summer so we believe we are doing our small bit for the earth and our future.
Why not come and join us to learn some ancient traditional skills, before relaxing and contemplating what you’re learnt from your creative experience. Join loved ones to spend a day that you’ll never forget and then treat yourself to a lovely lunch somewhere in Holywood. We have lots of good recommendations and you get to take your magical jewellery creation home!