OUR JEWELLERY DESIGN AND MAKING PROCESS
We are traditional goldsmiths, known for our unique modern fine jewellery. Our signature style is curvaceous, modern and elegant. Each piece of McCaul Goldsmiths’ jewellery is designed, made and set in-house, from start to finish, using traditional techniques and modern technology. We love to explore new ideas and are continually adding new designs to our collection. Visit the McCaul Goldsmiths’ ateliers in Dublin and London to watch us at work and browse the current designs in our collection. We often work directly with clients to create bespoke jewellery, for more information on this service visit our Bespoke page, browse past commissions in our Journal or drop in to see us for a chat. We are open from Monday to Saturday and there is no need to make an appointment.
Every piece handmade
Each piece of jewellery we sell is handmade in our ateliers, which are viewable to the public.
Our signature style
As classically trained goldsmiths, our style and forms are heavily influenced by technique and the properties of the precious metals we work with. We aim to create elegant jewellery that accentuates the curves and contours of the body. Rings gently meander around the fingers and earrings sweep and caress the contours of the neck. Precious metals are hand-forged into sweeping tapered loops; a curve highlighted with lines of tiny diamonds; colourful gemstones inspire one-off creations. Our search for exceptional gemstones regularly takes us to fairs abroad where we source our most remarkable stones.
Our Dublin Atelier
Our newest workshop is located in Balbriggan’s Ardgillan Castle, where McCaul Goldsmiths forms part of the castle’s Artist Collective. The atelier offers clients the opportunity to browse the collection and meet the brothers who design and make each and every piece on display.
OUR LONDON ATELIER
The McCaul Goldsmiths’ atelier in Exmouth Market, London houses our shop and one of our jewellery workshops. Hundred-year-old goldsmithing equipment sits alongside cutting edge technology. You will see us at work forging gold into sweeping forms using century-old techniques, or diamond setting under a microscope to create the delicate sparkling lines of tiny diamonds that feature in our work. Our shop is open Monday to Saturday and visitors are welcome to browse the jewellery collections on display while we work.
With all the work being undertaken in-house, the intimate atelier offers the ideal location to commission a bespoke piece of jewellery. Commissions can be a simple variation on one of our existing designs or a bespoke design created just for you. Drop in for a chat if you have an idea for a piece of jewellery or would like to find out more about the process. We work with a broad range of budgets and are very happy to have a no-obligation chat. Visit our bespoke commissions page to find out more.
Every piece set in house
Every stone set in a McCaul piece is set by David or Barry in our workshops under microscope. We've won awards for our setting, and we're confident you'll appreciate the difference.