RARE Jewellery Design...a generation of history...

RARE Jewellery Design is an Irish, family-run business founded by third-generation jeweller and designer Denise O’Connor.

The RARE style combines traditional and contemporary designs to create unique and bespoke pieces for you. In 1938, Denise’s Grandfather Thomas O’Connor started a small jewellery manufacturing business in Dublin which went on to become one of Ireland’s biggest manufacturers.

Her father Cubby O’Connor, opened his own business in 1987. He went on to specialise in fine diamond and gold jewellery, supplying retail stores all over Ireland, Europe and the United States. The O’Connor name has been synonymous with quality and excellence for many years in Ireland and internationally.

Inspired by her family’s history of jewellery design and creation, Denise, founder of RARE, had a dream to open her own retail jewellery store. This dream came to fruition in 2013 when she opened the doors to RARE Jewellery Design Dublin. Nestled in the heart of the ‘Creative Quarter’ RARE Jewellery Design Dublin is located between the elegant Powerscourt TownHouse and the historic Georges Street Arcade. 

The team welcomes you to pop in and browse their selection of unique and exciting jewellery designs. With an in-house workshop, Denise and her experienced team have established a one-of-a-kind, relaxed setting where people are encouraged to discuss their own design ideas if they wis

Range of Skills delivered by our team...


Our dedicated and highly-skilled team of goldsmiths offer a comprehensive range of jewellery repairs such as re-stringing of pearls and beads, engagement ring refurbishment, repairs and replacements to settings, clasps and catches and much more.


One of our most popular services is remodeling or upcycling, our customers love to work closely with us to transform and redesign their sentimental pieces, giving them a new lease of life or turning it into a completely new piece altogether!


Insurance companies often insist on individual valuations for certain items. We provide a complimentary insurance valuation for items purchased here. We also offer walk-in valuations at €75 and have a nominal charge for updating valuations that we have already done at €25.


Jewellery, like everything else, is subject to wear and tear, particularly those very special pieces that we like to wear daily or a family heirloom. Sometimes it’s necessary to do more than simply repair a piece. We specialise in rebuilding jewellery, replicating your piece exactly as it was.


There is something that makes a customized item that much more special, whether it’s initials, a date or a name. To add that personal touch our team is there to discuss your ideas and requirements to help you decide on what kind of personalized design will work best for you and the item.

Professional Cleaning

Everyday wear and tear can cause your jewellery to lose its sparkle. We offer professional jewellery cleaning services using ultra sound which will make your jewellery look brand new! We will also inspect your jewellery to ensure any stones are secure and your piece is in good condition.

Rare Apprenticeships

Over the years, RARE has provided apprenticeships with students and amateur goldsmiths who are looking to further their skills and progress in the jewellery trade.

With the skill level of RARE’s accomplished goldsmiths and the diversity of work that is supplied, these apprenticeships have proved to be beneficial to both RARE and trainee goldsmiths