Dun Laoghaire, County Dublin
Inspiration : Scandinavian style and also who she imagines would end up wearing her jewelry
What you should know : Although the end result appears simple and sophisticated, the process is anything but. For example, in her Infinity collection, Maureen Lynch uses an ancient metalworking process called forging, which evokes the image of a metalsmith, with hammer in hand, pounding metal against anvil.
The time she spends physically crafting the shapes is itself an investment, which is so fitting because of the sense of heritage jewelry carries. "I love the fact that jewelry is handed down. It’s so personal because it touches your skin and is really quite an emotional thing. It means a lot."
"I love when I see women wearing my jewelry. It's nice to know someone chose to wear it as so much of me has gone into each collection."