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Top 7 Stores to Buy A Special Gift For Your Girlfriend!

  • Wed, 31 Jan 2024

Looking to make her smile this Valentines day? Here’s where to go!

Om Diva Boutique

Perfectly nestled in Dublin’s Creative Quarter, 27 Drury Street, Om Diva is all about Irish fashion! Run by Ruth Ní Loinsigh, at Om Diva you will find everything from funky outfits to vintage pieces. This boutique is every fashionista’s treasure trove! There are unique pieces, jewellery and accessories across two floors and a lot of pink! Upstairs is Atelier 27 that’s ideal for the more luxurious lover. Providing an extraordinary forum for talented young designers to showcase and sell their creations, Om Diva caters to all kinds of fashion.


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Martin Gear Jewellers 

Martin Gear is a professional diamond setter and jewellery designer. He trained in Hatton Garden London to become a highly-skilled diamond setter and has over 25 years experience.  With a conveniently located Boutique Store at 5 Mary Street, Dublin 1, he is right in the heart of Dublin City. All that glitters is gold…and silver, and bronze and precious stones. Martin Gear’s diamond skills will help you select your special sparkle! When it comes to jewellers around town, this spot is great for both repairs or unique finds such as a New York version of the Claddagh ring.


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Jenny Vander Vintage

Jenny Vander’s little cave of treasures on Drury Street is the place for any fashion conscious individuals looking for a unique buy.  You’ll bump into stylists and fashionistas in equal measure in the shop, which is loaded with luxurious accessories and statement dresses for the lady from 1925 or ’35, ’45, ’55, ’65, ’75 or ’85. Jenny Vander is by far one of the best vintage shops in Dublin City. Every customer will be transported back to a time where people got Dressed Up. There are cases full of the most stunning and plentiful array of costume jewellery.  There are lot of complete earring/bracelet/necklace sets which is really something special. They also have lots of fun vintage hats and incredible bags. Not to mention the selection of apparel is beautiful; there is a focus on vintage and turn of the century apparel, but they do also carry lots of items from every decade.


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Costume, a family run boutique, is one of Dublin’s most valued fashion landmarks. Designs from Isabel Marant, Cedric Charlier and Roland Mouret cement this place as a style lovers’s top destination. Serving as self-styled ‘wardrobe builders’ the shop assistants are always on hand to help you find exactly what you’re looking for.


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McDowells Jewellers 

Located on O’Connell street, McDowells Jewellers showcases an exquisite range of diamond rings, gold and silver jewellery, pearls and watches. Founded in 1870 by William McDowell the ‘Happy Ring House’ originally was in Mary Street and moved to Sackville Street in 1902 making it the longest established business on what is now called O’Connell Street Dublin. Completely destroyed and looted during the 1916 uprising it was rebuilt in 1917 using some of the original girders for the General Post Office. During the height of the conflict centred around the GPO, William McDowell and the porter made a dash from the premises to Cathedral Street a distance of some fifty yards and in that distance William was shot in the leg and sadly the porter was shot dead. However, the next family generation enjoyed great prosperity from 1935 to 1976 headed by Jack McDowell who achieved notoriety in 1947 when his horse ‘Caughoo’ won the Aintree Grand National amidst a shroud of controversy at the amazing odds of 100-1. Over 145 years on they are now in the fourth generation of family ownership of Peter & John McDowell and the ‘Happy Ring House’ still offers that same unique and special experience in choosing your engagement ring. Services include clean and polish, ring-resizing, repair and restoration and re-modelling.


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Paul Sheeran Jeweller

Paul Sheeran Jeweller is home to a breath-taking collection of diamond jewellery and exclusive watches from leading brands around the world. Since opening in 1990, they have built up an excellent reputation as one of Ireland’s leading jewellery and watch emporiums.  The international watch room showcases some of the finest examples of horology from leading international watch houses. Paul Sheeran Jewellers is one of the few jewellers in Ireland to boast an in-house team of experienced and talented designers, goldsmiths, watchmakers, and diamond experts. This structure enables them to undertake work promptly and professionally. If a client has their own design in mind or for something really unique and special their bespoke service will help create the most divine pieces of jewellery imaginable – turning dreams into a reality.


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Valentina Fine Diamonds

heir flagship shop is to be found in The Antique Gallery on the first floor of The Powerscourt Townhouse Centre. They love their location, nestled in among the vintage jewellery and antique shops. Their shop features collections of Italian-inspired fine jewellery, rare gemstone jewellery and diamond engagement rings. Their engagement ring designs are set with the finest, carefully selected, round brilliant, oval, pear and other fancy-shaped diamonds. If you wish to create a bespoke design, They have a selection of lab-grown and natural diamonds for you to view. Next time you’re in Powerscourt, Browse their window displays or take the time to meet with their expert diamond consultants.


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