Seán Osborne F.G.A., D.G.A.

Sean Osborne has been making high end bespoke jewellery in Dublin's Temple Bar since 1997. He trained in London's Guildhall University and went on to produce objet d'art for Asprey of Bond Street, London. Sean is a qualified gemmologist and diamond grader making him one of only two Goldsmiths/gemmologists working in Ireland today.

Sean has many high profile clients including U2, Gavin Friday, Bill Cullen and Jackie Lavin. Bono recently commissioned Sean to make a special piece for each of The Dubliners and was also recently commissioned by Bill Keary to create a piece marking Adi Roche's twenty-five years in Chernobyl.


Seán designs and makes platinum, gold and silver jewellery. The pieces are normally one-off commissions. Seán works closely with his clients, taking into consideration the possibility of the materials used, to produce a personally designed piece, subtly imbued with Seáns' own style.


Trained in Londons' Guildhald University as a Goldsmith. He now works from Dublin, creating his internationally award winning designs whilst also lecturing at the 'National College of Art and Design' and 'The Liberties College Dublin'.


Seán is a Fellow of the Gemmological Association F.G.A. and a trained diamond grader D.G.A. Seán is one of three of the most highly trained Gemmologists in Ireland, and as such is qualified to gauge a gem's worth for Insurance purposes. His knowledge of gems places him a unique position to blend the aesthetic of the stone with the materials used. He is now firmly established as one of Irelands' leading Goldsmiths and Gemmologists.


Diploma Jewellery, Sir John Cass Faculty of Fine and Applied Art London
Diploma in Gemmology F.G.A.
Diamond Diploma D.G.A
Advanced City & Guilds in Jewellery
City & Guilds in Silversmithing
Post Graduate in Smallwork and Design, Sir John Cass.


Goldsmiths Crafts Council Awards: (Britain) 1988
Second Prize in Jewellery Design

British Jewellers Association 1988
Commendation in Diamond Mounting

The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths: ( Britain) 1989
Commendation in Jewellery Design

British Jewellers Association 1989
Commendation in Jewellery Design

Goldsmiths Craft Council Awards in Craftsmanship and Design 1992
Londons' Goldsmiths Hall
Commended - Designer Finished Pieces
Commended - Smallworks
Commended - Engraving

Metal Prize R.D.S Crafts Competition 1997


Sedgewick Centre London 1988, 1992
London College of Furniture 1988, 1989, 1990
Londons Goldsmiths Hall 1988, 1990, 1991
Royal Dublin Society 1997
'Where Ware' - Design Yard, Dublin 2001
'Going Dutch' Ulster Museum, Belfast 2001 - 2002
50/50 Show - Temple Bar Gallery and Studios - 2004


Ulster Museum, Belfast
National Museum of Ireland - permanent collection
Permanent Collection - Absolut Vodka







rings made for Sean Penn movie role

ring made for Sean Penn movie role