A true survivor of the jewellery market in Ireland, Peter Gavin proudly comes from an affluent family of jewellers dating back at least to the late 1960s. His grandfather, Frank Brazier, was the biggest name in the industry with outlets across Europe and North America. His other siblings were Frank, Joseph and Peter, who all followed in his footsteps and became renowned in their own right. However, it was his association with one of the most respected names in the industry that would ultimately lead to his own path in the world of jewellery.
The bustling heart of College Street in Dublin, Ireland is the hub of much of the city’s retail and commercial activity, as well as the home of many internationally acclaimed jewellery retailers. Peter’s mother, Rosemary, who was also a talented jewellery maker, used to visit the college house every morning with a knitting needle and yarn in hand. They would knit patterns for all the different pieces of gemstone jewellery that the family would sell in the storefronts, and she would take special notice of Irish or Celtic rings. It was her son Peter, who would bring the jewellery to Dublin from America in the late 1960s, following in the footsteps of his father. There are several buildings from this era in Dublin that are landmarks today, which have been restored by award winning architects.
The birth of his family business was in the bustling environment that was College Street, as his father discovered that purchasing precious stones in Ireland could be much more affordable than putting up a store front. In those times of economic uncertainty it was necessary to start a business that could withstand the worst, and that became Peter’s passion at birth. So, he set up an office in the heart of College Street and slowly but surely moved it to its present location on Dorset Road. The birth place of his family business college house jewellers was a point of great pride for Peter, and the passing down of his mother’s knitting machine only added to his fondness. He proudly shows off one of his proudest moments, whilst explaining how he bought the machine for his mother, and how she would put it to good use every day, creating beautiful tapestries, tablecloths, cushion covers and even tapestry covers for some of her tapestries.
Now, after having worked with and for some of the world’s top jewellers, Peter has decided to launch a new company in Dublin, called “College House Jewelry”, and to create an entirely unique and modern jewellery market. Everything began slowly, with a few of his close friends from college, and then a small team of Dublin based jewellers that had helped him during his time away from college. They brought in a few customers, and soon Peter had a steady flow of work, and clients, from his old colleagues. From there on he built up his own team of talented, creative jewellers. Now he is ready to launch his new company, which will cater to all tastes and budgets.
As always, running a jewelry business is not as easy as it looks, but Peter is convinced that if he offers a quality product that can compete in the highly competitive world of today’s jewellers that he will indeed succeed in his new venture, “College House Jewelry”. His company will offer high quality designs, at competitive prices, and will cater to both young professionals and families who still want to feel warm. What’s more, he plans to expand into other jewelleries in the near future, so that he can have a better range available for all of his customers, and so that he can better serve his clientele. He plans to do all of this while keeping his true craftsmanship for each piece in mind. After all, this is what makes a true Dublin resident, someone who truly cares about the people who will be wearing his creations.
So if you are looking for a really good idea of how to start your own jewellery business in Dublin and want to be able to cater to everyone’s needs, why not give the world the opportunity to see what you’ve got? People from all over the world who live in Dublin and the surrounding areas will be able to view your pieces, and get a first hand experience of what it is like to work with a true Dublin diamond jeweller. After seeing how amazing your Irish jewellers make each piece, you will probably want to take some of your pieces home with you. There really is no better place to find an Irish supplier than with a reputable company like “College House Jewellers”, and you will be able to find many pieces online from this great brand of jewellers. Check them out today!