Pre-loved vintage gems – significantly below retail
We are envisioning a more personal, accessible and enjoyable way to trade fine jewellery and engagement rings.
Our collection of vintage, antique and estate pieces are sure to capture your imagination.
Born to hunt
Our Story Begin
Matthew Weldon’s founder was always going to work in the Jewellery business. Coming from a family who are in the business over 125 years it was in his blood from the time he could walk. Matthew was always a treasure hunter and attended the IADA Antiques show in the RDS every year growing up, rooting through all the stalls looking for something to play with. A real interest was sparked in the business when he accompanied his parents to Miami for a trade show in 1999. The pace of the business, the excitement and especially the hunt for something special appealed to his sense of adventure.
Then came University and following a degree in Marketing & French in DIT, Matthew wanted to get a broader view of the business world and joined KPMG where he trained as an ACA accountant for four years working on some high profile Irish and International companies. While in KPMG Matthew attended various house clearances and auctions. He noticed that there was no systematic way to buy, sell and trade fine jewellery.
No systematic way to buy,sell or trade fine jewellery
That’s where we come in
There are and have always been jewellery dealers, auction houses and private sellers but Matthew Weldon is creating a integrated marketplace where jewellery can be bought, traded and sold. Many enterprises are trying to do this entirely online. However Matthew learned the importance of having a physical presence while at the family business. You can be a global online store but you need to be grounded in bricks and mortar. He considered running an exclusively online business but for two things he learned while working at the family business ;
1) A physical showroom is the cheapest way to run a jewellery business, with incidental passing trade more then covering any overhead costs or rent and also an online business can fit seamlessy into the day to day of a store too. Cheap to run means cheap, quality goods to clients at unbeatable prices ;
2) Relationships. Your jeweller must be someone who you know where they are. You must be able to rely on them and build a lasting relationship or drop in when you like to see what goodies they have. Call us old fashioned, and we are sure some will, but isn’t it just nice to be able to call into your jeweller if you ever have a query. This reliable presence is something we bring to our physical store but also our online store aiming to respond to all queries within 48 hours.
The difference with Matthew Weldons is that we integrate the benefits of an e-commerce model with those of a traditional model. The result is prices which cannot be touched elsewhere, transparency, quality and a personal approach you can rely on. Retro with a twist you could say !
Our guiding values
To be as clear as day : transparency
Value is in Timeless Beauty
Jewellery should be worn and we all deserve a taste of luxury
Sustainability for generations to come
Quality is a constant
MEET OUR TEAM
Each member of our team has a deep and passionate love for everything vintage and jewellery. Believe us, when you find out just how diverse our range of jewellery and vintage pieces are or how helpful our customer support department is, know that it’s all thanks to these people!
We are chuffed that you have decided to join us along this path, for each of us it is not just about jewellery or vintage. It is about approaching the world of antique and vintage goods from a new perspective. Learning from what and who has gone before us and respecting their know-how and experience but also infusing our ideas, energy and passion into the mix. History is the best indicator of what will happen next. So watch this space and join us for the journey.
Coming from a long line of jewellers Matthew is our master appraiser and chief buyer. When he is not hunting for the next special piece for our clients he is an avid hurler with Ballyboden St. Endas.
Mega positive brand ambassador always ready to help you make the right choice. Aoife does most of our photoshoots and has a keen eye for a stunning engagement ring but when she is not doing shoots here she can be found Irish dancing or looking after stray cats.
Initially, I found this a very daunting process, however, Matthew quickly put me at ease. He provided a comprehensive explanation of ring classifications; quality, colour, vintage or new etc. which resulted in me getting real bang for my buck and a happy new fiance at the end of it all. I couldn’t recommend Matthew enough for buying a gift for someone who will know a lot more about the purchase than you will.
My father asked me to help him purchase a ring for my mother to mark a special occasion. I found Matthew Weldon Jewellers to be very knowledgeable and reliable. It was all explained to me in great detail regards the quality and the cut of the rings. I gave my price range and was shown a fabulous range within budget. I would highly recommend shopping with Matthew Weldon