About Us

We are a family run business with an immense passion for creating innovative Silver and Gold Jewellery Designs for you.  After living overseas for years, we returned home and decided to create something specific for Northern Ireland (NI) locals and ex-pats, a “wee piece o’home”.

We want to promote all that is good about NI so our Hallmarked silver jewellery of the iconic landmarks and tourist attractions provide a completely different option for our customers. All of our pieces are designed for people like us, ie those who want to have a little reminder of home wherever they are in the world.

Our personalised customer service will make your jewellery journey with us a pleasure. This is not like shopping in a high street boutique, this is personal. Read our reviews and give us the opportunity to pamper you.

Ruth McEwan-Lyon is the Jewellery Designer and Maker for Northern Ireland Silver Jewellery. Photographed here in her studio smiling as she works on a Silver Throne jewellery piece.

Ruth was born near Belfast in Northern Ireland and left to attend University in Canterbury, England.  She travelled and lived in England for about 16 years, before moving to South East Asia and Australia to continue her adventures.  In 2012 she returned home to introduce her young family to her relatives and she fell in love with the new vibrant Northern Ireland.  

Throughout her travels Ruth always struggled to find sentimental 'Northern Irish' gifts that she could wear or give to her friends overseas.  So when she came home, she decided to create her own jewellery gift collection and NI Silver was born.  As she arrived home in 2012, the new Titanic Belfast Visitors Centre was just launching and there was a real positive vibe and creative energy around the country.  So Ruth set to work on recreating the beautiful textures and forms of the Titanic building and from then on she has used architecture and landmarks as her inspiration.

Ruth's jewellery creation begin as wax carvings and are 3D in dimension.  She then creates moulds and makes casts of the waxes.  From the beginnings of Titanic, she has now created iconic jewellery to represent each of the 6 counties including the H&W Cranes, Scrabo Tower, the Thanksgiving Statue (Nuala with the Hula), 'The Rise' (Balls on the Falls), the Giant's Causeway, the Dark Hedges (Game of Thrones), waves on the Lagan, the Tall Ships, the Peace Bridge, Marble Arch Caves, Armagh Apples, Devenish Tower and many other lesser well known places.  Our research has shown lots of beautiful places around our own country that we were previously unaware off, so it's been a real eye opener.

 
There are always new pieces in production and development, our hope being that eventually, we will produce an iconic piece of jewellery piece for each County in Ireland.


We have our own makers mark, to prove our quality so all of our major pieces of jewellery are hallmarked in London.  Most pieces are also design protected so they can only be made by us;  they are therefore totally unique, original and handcrafted in solid silver.  If you are buying jewellery please check that it is hallmarked to prove it's quality.

A link to the Goldsmiths' Company and more information about Hallmarks can be found via this link.  

https://www.assayofficelondon.co.uk/other-services/trace-a-hallmark 

Some of the items can be personalised if required, ie the Cranes can take up to eight characters on each gantry, so a name or date of birth will make this a truly special gift.  Every piece of jewellery is cut, finished and polished by hand so each one is original, authentic and pure indulgence; no two pieces will ever be the same!

There are a variety of options available for men, women and babies, including necklaces, earrings, cufflinks, charms (compatible with most European styles), bangles, tie pins, lapel pins, buttonholes and rings, so your options are endless.  Please enjoy perusing our products but if you would like anything altered to suit your requirements just send us an email and we can discuss your options.  The opportunities for you to be completely involved with the design are available too, so please just ask.

Stephen McEwan-Lyon Northern Ireland Silver Jewellery

Steve is our Operations point of contact and has skills stretching from Photography to Social Media and also Website design.  You might glimpse see Steve cycling or gliding around Northern Ireland in our electric car, he's a total eco-warrior!  We love to play our part in helping the Planet for the future generations so we use biodegradable gift boxes for all of our products.


We have retailed our jewellery in the Titanic Belfast Visitors Centre, Stormont Gift Shop, Belfast Visitors Centre and some of the top hotels in Northern Ireland including Bullitt and the Hedges Hotel in the Hedges Estate in Ballymoney.

We also proud to have been accepted as members of the National Association of Jewellers, Craft NI and the Design Craft Council of Ireland.  The links to our member profiles are below.

http://www.naj.co.uk/en/member-services/member-search.cfm/ni_silver

http://www.dccoi.ie/directory/clients/member/30320

http://www.craftni.org/directory-details/NI-Silver

We hope you enjoy your research/shopping experience here today and if there is a particular piece that you would like to amend in any way, ie diamonds on the Giants Causeway, rubies on the cranes, please contact us and we can begin getting creative together. We look forward to helping you create something 'Precious and Sentimental' for your loved ones or for yourself!

Kind Regards

Ruth and Steve McEwan-Lyon