After getting engaged in the summer, I had no idea what type of ring I wanted. We went ring shopping on two occasions to Dublin, but despite trying on many rings, there were none that made me feel like it was ‘the one’.
I decided to think about the style I wanted for a while until I mentioned to my friend that I was considering a coloured stone. She highly recommended Brian, who made her engagement ring, and I made contact with Brian then.
From the first phone call, Brian was knowledgeable, eager and easy to talk to. He took both the design I wanted and budget into account. I was looking for a specific shade for my stone and Brian was extremely patient with me when sapphires he ordered in were not the shade that I had in mind.
While waiting for a sapphire to become available to purchase through his dealers, Brian began making my wedding band, in the matching red gold that we had planned for the engagement also. I was hoping for a delicate ring, that could be worn with or without the engagement ring and what Brian created surpassed my imagination.
Meanwhile, Brian continued to search for a sapphire in the colour that I was looking for. He reached out to his contacts who then assisted him in sourcing a stone for me. We viewed the sapphire 3 weeks before our wedding and loved it. Brian then made the impossible possible and had the engagement ring completed for me to wear in time for the wedding.
I will always be thankful to Brian for not only having the patience to source my dream sapphire and make two delicate rings, but for putting in no doubt what was a lot of overtime to ensure I had both of my rings on our special day. Throughout the whole process, I had complete faith the Brian would be the man to ensure I had the perfect ring forever.
Sheena & Craig, Kildare, December 2021
Kieran proposed when we were on holidays during the summer. He proposed with the most beautiful diamond in a gorgeous little box. I’d never heard of that idea before! He continued to tell me the jeweller (Brian) he’d bought it off, suggested this to him. He proceeded to tell me he found Brian on Google! He’d read some reviews and saw they were all positive so he went for it. It was the best Google find he’d ever had!
The journey of proposing to your other half is a daunting and intimidating one, but one factor which did not create any stress during this time was designing and choosing my fiancee’s engagement ring.During my search for a jeweler, Brian’s personality and professionalism assured me that he was guy to trust. His passion for his trade was evident each occasion i met with him, as we discussed designs. He was extremely accommodating for what I had envisioned the ring to look like, as he incorporated a personalised feature into the ring which my fiancee was absolutely thrilled about
I would recommend Brian to anyone who is looking for a unique, quality made piece of jewelry if that’s what you are after.
From an extremely satisfied customer.
David, Co Dublin
If you want the perfect engagement and wedding rings, you do not need to go any further. My fiancé and I tried so many jewellers and antique shops and nothing jumped out at me, I was on the verge of making do when I found Alchemy on the internet. I had a good feeling about Alchemy before we even visited Brian, but as soon as I did I knew he was the one we could trust and he would create something beautiful and unique. What I was not prepared for was how much my engagement ring would surpass my expectations. It is so unusual and stunning, everyone comments on how amazing it is, and so many people have told me that it is the nicest engagement ring they have ever seen. I wanted rose gold and something that appealed to my love of vintage, Brian delivered on all counts. I love it and spend quite a lot of time admiring it! We also had our wedding rings created by Brian. Mine is a perfect match for my engagement ring. My fiancé has a yellow gold ring with an element similar to mine, so they complement each other yet have our individual tastes catered for. It is rare to find someone who is so creative, enthusiastic and knowledgeable in this field, but Brian has it in spades. He gave us what we wanted with a little sprinkle of magic thrown in for good measure. We could not recommend him highly enough. Thanks Brian.
Beatrice & David, Co. Kildare
Alchemy Jewellery were referred to us through family and we’re really happy with the referral! Brian was fantastic throughout the process – personalised experience, very response to messages and the end product was stunning!
Mike and Anna, United Kingdom
Many thanks to you and all involved for the making of the ring, aisling is over the moon with it!
We will definitely be recommending you to friends and family.
Alan, Co Dublin
A friend had Brian polish his wedding ring and I asked him to do the same. We got talking and I explained I had an idea about a bespoke piece (or maybe pieces) of jewellery that were just an idea and I needed help to bring it to life. I could see it and could talk about it but I couldn’t even draw it…. this is where Brian excelled – he took the genesis of my idea, developed it and helped bring it to life and before I knew it he had a drawing and a proposal. Shortly after he had the piece of jewellery finished and I must admit we were all blown away with the execution and the standard of workmanship – simply awesome!
The first piece was for my daughters 18th birthday and a second was for my wife’s birthday. With 2 of the 5 pieces completed and 3 more daughters I cannot wait to have the full set. Brian is both an artist and a specialist with precious metals and I was very lucky to find him – thank you.
John, Prosperous, Co Kildare
I went to see Brian about an eternity ring. I wanted something unique but in keeping with my engagement and wedding rings. I had an idea of what style I’d like but was fully open to any suggestions. I wasn’t disappointed! Brian is so passionate about his craft and working with him was a pleasure. I have a ring that is so beautiful and one of a kind that I will treasure for all eternity. The whole process from start to finish was a pleasure. Thank you so much, I am delighted.
Darah, Co. Kildare, January 2016
Hope that you are keeping well.
I just wanted to catch up with you as I promised you that I would write a testimonial for your website but I am not sure that I ever actually got around to it and I really wanted to do so. We met with you last year as you made our wedding rings for us when we got married in March. I just wanted to let you know that we are delighted with the work that you did for us and we are really happy with the rings. I have also recommended you to a lot of people that I work with so I hope that you get some business out of that. Anyway below is the testimonial from Liam and myself just to say thanks.
“Brian was so professional to deal with and we really could not recommend him enough. He is so passionate about what he does and that really comes across in his work. I think what makes Brian extra special is that all his work is done by hand and this definitely adds to the whole experience. Brian helped us with making and designing our wedding rings. I had my great grandmothers wedding ring that I wanted to use by getting it customised. I was nervous of giving the ring to someone to work on because it was so old but once I met Brian and he explained his ideas and way of working I was no longer nervous. I was completely delighted with the finished ring and cannot describe enough how fantastic it was to work with Brian. Brian is so accommodating and passionate about what he does I would recommend him highly and I will definitely be going back to him for that next special piece of jewellery that I want.”
Thanks again Brian.
Gillian & Liam. Naas, Co KIldare July 2015
Hi Brian, our wedding went great and we are extremely happy to have met you since you have demonstrated to be professional. Your rings are great and you have been able to make them up following our suggestion. Great job. We will recommend you.
Andrea & Lavinia, Naas, Co Kildare, June 2015
Just a quick note to say thank you so much for the wedding rings you made for us. My ring sits perfectly with my engagement ring and I am delighted with it 🙂 Colm loves his ring also .
You were a pleasure to deal with and I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending you to anyone ( and in fact I already have ! )
On another note – I said id let you know how things went with Kinnitty castle. They were absolutely brilliant from start to finish , the meal was superb ( all guests commented on this ) , the service was top class and nothing was too much trouble for them . The banquet hall was decorated beautifully and the whole castle was full of candles and beautiful flowers. It was so romantic and absolutely perfect 🙂
Anyway , no doubt I will see you around Clane !
Lisa & Colm, Clane, Co Kildare, January 2015
I am writing to thank you for creating our beautiful wedding bands. It was such a pleasure to work with somebody who is so passionate about their craft. You are a truly an artist and work to an exceedingly high quality. The finished products are amazing.
You were so accommodating always, from ensuring the rings were engraved on time to delivering the rings to my husband in work. For this, thank you.
We cannot recommend you highly enough.
Tara, Co Dublin. January 2015
We are so privileged to have been introduced to you. From the moment that we sat down with you to discuss what we wanted we knew that we were in safe hands. Your vision is extraordinary and your talent speaks for itself. You understood exactly what we wanted, and made a ring that exceeded both of our expectations.
I will never forget the moment that Jono went down on one knee and opened that box (even the box was beautiful)!! My heart stopped. I had never seen anything so intricate or beautiful. What you created for is is out first family heirloom! It’s simply spectacular.
We are both extremely excited about working on the wedding bands with you next as we know that you will make the perfect set for us! You are amazing to deal with and we look forward to working with you soon again.
Rachel & Jono, Cashel, Co Tipperary, June 2014
Thank you Brian for our wonderful engagement ring. We are delighted with the finished product. It was great to see the ring change at each stage from a raw piece of platinum to the beautiful ring. Excellent quality and value for money. Brian was a pleasure to work with!
Caroline and David. Naas, Co Kildare, Jan 2014
“We asked Brian to make our engagement ring and also our wedding bands. We had a fairly good idea of what design we wanted when we approached him. He took the engagement ring design and transferred it into a fully designed ring ready for manufacturing, while also maintaining the look we wanted. His advice on metals and precious gems was fantastic, adding greatly to the quality and appearance of the final products. If we wanted to get more jewellery made I would not hesitate to contact Brian being totally comfortable with his expertise, skill and ability to deliver.
Marie & Rory, Dublin. 2013
“After trying on i don’t know how many rings we made the decision to have one made. My sister had her spectacular engagement ring made by Brian a few years ago so i knew where to go. After the first consultation any doubts my fiance had were gone and we already had a very clear picture of what we would be getting. He is so friendly, honest and reliable. I still cannot believe how well my ring turned out. Jack jokes that some day i may crash the car… i now spend my driving time looking at my finger. We are so happy with what he was able to deliver on the budget we had. Thank you so much, it is more than i had ever hoped for!
Catherine & Jack Chapelizod, Co Dublin. 2013
We found Alchemy Jewellery quite by accident and it turned out to be the find of our wedding! Brian really knows his stuff and was able to advise us so we got the highest quality and grade of wedding bands at a fantastic price. Also as they’re bespoke we had the options of different styling and engravings that the high street shops just don’t offer – we were able to get exactly what we wanted in the perfect sizing that matched in perfectly with my engagement ring too.
They were made quickly and Brian was always on the end of the phone if we had any questions.
As part of the Kildare Wedding Network we also got in touch with some other great local suppliers – I couldn’t recommend getting in touch more”
-Sarah & Nick, Clane, Kildare.
Weddings Online – Brian made my engagement ring and I honestly cant say enough good things about him! Wanting something quite unique and unusual my Fiance dealt with Brian for months perfecting my custom made ring. He has an amazing talent and will not hand over a piece that is anything less than perfect. Look no further than Alchemy Jewellery for a personal and professional experience. You will NOT be disappointed! Looking forward to dealing with Brian again to design our wedding rings.
Kirsty Redmond – Clane, Co Kildare
Submitted by Kirsty on Saturday 8 October 2011
Hi Brian, catherine here. Jack just gave me the ring. It is absolutely the most spectacular ring i have ever seen…. and iv seen and tried on a lot! Thank you so much!!! I will be telling everyone where i got it and we will be back to get our wedding rings as soon as we can. Thank you so much again, i cant believe its mine. Catherine
Wow wow wow!!! It’s stunning! Thank you so much Brian , I love it! 🙂
Mark & Megan, Co Meath
5 thoughts on “Testimonials & Reactions”
Though it has been over a year since meeting you, we haven’t forgotten you and how much you helped us when we met and we wanted to thank you formally in writing.
We were in a bit of a panic when we met Brian last year – we were just three weeks away from our wedding date and there had been a mix up with our jeweller meaning we were going to be without an engagement ring for the big day.
I found Alchemy online and after putting out enquiries to several jewellers, Brian contacted us straight away. Brian assured us he could help us even though we were so short on time and also keep within our budget. He was professional but friendly and his relaxed manner put us at ease. Not only did Brian have our beautiful engagement ring to us within two weeks, exactly to our own design, but he also had some changes made to my wedding band for the day. He kept in constant contact – even emailing me photos of the ring during the process so I never had to worry it would be ready.
I would highly recommend Brian to anyone. In fact my sister-in-law damaged her own engagement ring last year and I sent her to Brian. He not only repaired the ring but updated it for her and she was very happy with the results.
Thanks so much for helping us out at a really stressful time Brian.
Niamh & Paul
Thank You very much Niamh and Paul.. It was a pleasure.
My brother ordered a beautiful engagement ring for his fiancé from Brian three years ago. On his recommendation, I did the same for my girlfriend last year. I looked at a few high street rings but couldn’t find the right ring. I sent Brian a brief of what I wanted and Brian returned something much more special. Even more to this, Brian sent pictures of the journey from concept to finished article. This is something we will treasure.
Communication and payment was smooth considering I live in the UK.
My now fiancé is extremely happy with her unique and bespoke ring.
Would highly recommend Alchemy – thanks Brian.
Just wanted to leave a note to say thank you for making our wedding rings for our day last month. They were better than we ever imagined them to be and everyone has been commenting on how amazing they are. We really enjoyed the whole experience from discussing what we’d like at the start to picking them up just before the big day. We have been recommending you to everyone we know as your knowledge, skill and passion for your work could not be matched by any high street shop we’ve come across. We know we’ve gotten top quality wedding rings that’ll last a lifetime. Thanks again for everything, Dee and Enda x.
Thank you very much Deirdre/Enda, I hope the day was fantastic. It was my pleasure to work with you and I look forward to seeing you again in the future.. best wishes, Brian