Jewellery Guides

When it comes to buying vintage rings, there are so many types of stones, finishes, styles and materials to choose from, it can be hard to know where to start. Read on for tips and guides that, we hope, will help you to decide and choose easily!


How to care for silver jewellery

Silver jewellery remains ever-popular, thanks to its mirror shine and how it can be worn alongside white gold, as for most people, there is no discernible difference between the two metals. At Lorimat Jewellers in Kilkenny, we have a large collection of beautiful silver jewellery, suitable for all tastes, budgets, and occasions. We are always […]

If you love vintage rings and are doing some research before you come to see us, you’ll probably come across terms like ‘Victorian’, ‘Edwardian’, ‘Art Deco’, and more. That can be a little confusing if you’re not an expert on the history of jewellery making, so we’ve put together this Vintage Rings Style Guide to […]

How to choose an Eternity Ring

An eternity ring is just as powerful a symbol of love as an engagement ring or wedding ring. They are traditionally given to celebrate a major milestone in a relationship such as a special wedding anniversary or the birth of a new baby, and they carry a simple but significant message: ‘I love you now […]

How to choose wedding ring - Lorimat Jewellers

There is much for a couple to consider when it comes time to choose their wedding ring, whether they are buying ready-made designs or having them custom-made. For both him and her, the ring shape, metal, and finish have to be selected. For her, there is the added consideration of how it will fit alongside […]

Guide to Choosing a Diamond - Diamond Clarity

If you are choosing a diamond to have your engagement ring, wedding ring or eternity ring custom-made in vintage style, there is much to consider before making your choice. Our expert staff, led by Rita Brennan – who has a qualification in diamond grading from the renowned Gemmological Institute of America – will help you through the process. They will […]