Geraldine means Spear Bearer, so it is from this aesthetic that I design my jewellery.
I want to embody the traits that I feel a Spear Bearer would have. What that woman would have to think about, worry about, be happy about, talk about, do from day to day. Her dreams, her desires, her sorrows, her regrets. To get those things and form them into a piece of jewellery, that would remind the wearer that behind it all, all of life trials and tribulations, we are all strong Spear Bearers.
Ger Breslin jewellery is born from the bravery we all use to push ourselves through life. It’s the passion we put into every day and the caring kiss we leave at night.
Pieces are handmade and handcrafted from silver and gold with high polished and textured finishes. Carefully chosen hand-cut stones feature in the many one-off creations. Each piece conveys a sense of inner strength in a subtle yet beautiful way.
Ger Breslin contemporary jewellery is beauty in strength.
Since my first step into a metalwork class in my teenage years, I have been creating jewellery.
After leaving school I completed an intensive jewellery course with Milo Fitzpatrick at his studio off Baggot St. and a craft course in the Liberties College, Dublin .
In 1999 I started working for the artist, sculptor and jewellery designer Alan Ardiff in his Dublin studio. There, under his watchful eye and along with the guidance of esteemed goldsmith Lee Harding, I honed my jewellery techniques and learned the art of designing and silversmithing.
Over the next 9yrs, I became workshop manager and mentor to many trainees, who have gone on to start their own ventures also.
Now I have my own workshop/studio and create contemporary jewellery pieces. In 2013, I won the Goldenegg Jewellery Designer of the Year.
I have also been featured in magazines, on-line and various innovative exhibitions.
To meet with me, simply email to book an appointment.