MTW Jewellery is a Goldsmith – Jewellery designer who specialises in one off commissions. All the jewellery is handmade using traditional techniques by Marie-Therese Walker in her workshop, which is open for visitors, on the Market Slip, Kilkenny. Her work is created using precious metals and carefully selected precious and semi-precious gemstones. MTW also creates a number of limited edition ranges which are for sale on the Irish Workshop.
MTW is the first Goldsmith in Ireland to offer fairtrade gold in her Jewellery. After months of hard work from her and Fairtrade Ireland the option has now become a reality. Fairtrade Gold is fully traceable and comes exclusively from artisanal and small-scale miners. The fairtrade gold she uses comes directly from the Sotrami mines in Peru. The mining Community is paid fairly for the gold and also given an extra amount of money which is democratically used to improve the living standards of their community. Each piece of jewellery made with fairtrade gold is stamped with the fairtrade and fairmined stamp. This ensures that the customer knows that they are getting fairtrade and fairmined gold.
When commissioning a special piece, an initial discussion (phone or Skype) is arranged to discuss exactly what it is the customer wants. Marie-Therese will then draw up a selection of designs based on the ideas shared during that meeting. After the design has been agreed upon the work can begin. To initiate this process you can pay a deposit here and I will be in touch. Deposit is refundable if work does not proceed.