Irish Made Awards

June 28, 2017

Irish Made Awards

Irish Made Awards by Irish Country Magazine. Edge Only jewellery shortlisted

Edge Only has been shortlisted!

We are absolutely delighted to have been nominated for the Irish Made Awards with Guaranteed Irish and Irish Country Magazine.  The jewellery category is packed full of incredible talent, so it means all the more to be recognised and included alongside them.

Their shortlist is a great way to find out about the amazing talent Ireland has to offer in Food and Drink, Home, Gift, Jewellery, Textiles and so much more.  It's a perfect cheat sheet to websites for you to check out for gifts, treats and investments for your home (or just to drool at).

We would love it if you would cast your vote for Edge Only and support your favourites amongst all the other amazing categories by August 5th (voting closes August 6th).  The full shortlist is on Irish Country Magazine's website 

#IrishMadeAwards

 

Irish Made Awards Logo Irish Country Magazine

 

Here is a little about the awards from Irish Country Magazine:

We are delighted to reveal the shortlist nominees for each category of the Irish Made Awards by Irish Country Magazine. You can vote for your favourite business in each category below by selecting their name and clicking Vote.

There is one vote counted per person in each category. For example, once you’ve used your vote in the Food & Drink category, you cannot vote again on the same device (eg laptop, phone, tablet). Voting closes on Sunday, 6th August, 2017.

The judging day took place at day one of this summer's Bloom festival. Irish Country Magazine Editor Jennifer Stevens and Deputy Editor Klara Heron were joined by our esteemed judging panel, Director of Guaranteed Irish Brid O’Connell, food writer and editor Ross Golden Bannon, fashion journalist Ruth O’Connor, CEO of Bord Bia Tara McCarthy and interior designer Roisin Lafferty. The panel was blown away by the calibre of the entries and spent hours going through over 300 submissions to narrow down the shortlist for the public vote. Branding, design, place in the market and company website were among the criteria taken into account by the judges.

Now it’s up to you to vote for the Irish Made businesses you think should come out on top in each category. This is your chance to help an Irish business win an incredible prize. Voting closes on Sunday, 6th August, 2017.

THE PRIZE

Each of the ten category winners will feature in a special issue of Irish Country Magazine in September and the overall winner will receive an advertising package from Irish Country Magazine worth €5,000 and a membership and mentorship prize from Guaranteed Irish.

 Irish Made Awards Logo Irish Country Magazine and Guaranteed Irish

Here is a little about the awards from Guaranteed Irish:

Irish Country Magazine has launched their inaugural Irish Made Awards.

The awards, open to creative businesses and makers across the country, will highlight the best in Irish made products with the overall winner taking home an advertising and mentoring package worth €10,000. The idea for Irish Made came on the back of Irish Country Magazine winning the Innovation Award at the Magazines Ireland Awards 2016, for creating the Irish Made stamp highlighting Irish products featuring in the magazine each month.

Speaking about the Irish Made Awards, editor of Irish Country Magazine, Jennifer Stevens said;

“We are so proud to be launching Irish Made x ICM. We’re huge fans and supporters of Irish design, craft and business at Irish Country Magazine and we’re delighted to launch these awards that honour the talented people behind them….

…Small and medium business across the country need to be supported and championed, not just the big corporations in the cities. This award and campaign is for them, and we are thrilled to be the magazine to bring something like this to life.”

The competition, is open to businesses across the country in the following categories;

• Fashion

• Accessories

• Jewellery

• Textiles

• Furniture

• Home

• Gift

• Beauty

• Food & drink

The shortlist from each category – decided by an expert judging panel from companies like Guaranteed Irish, Bord Bia, Kildare Village and more – will be announced in June, with voting taking place online through Irish Country Magazine’s website until August. The ten honourees in each category and overall winner of Irish Made will be announced in September.

The winner with get an advertising package from Irish Country Magazine, and membership and mentoring from Guaranteed Irish worth a total of €10,000.

Irish Country Magazine are leaders in promoting Irish creators and makers, and this award – along with an Irish Made Summit to be hosted in September – is a new development for the magazine to continue championing the amazing work done and products produced across the country by small, medium and large businesses.

Irish Country Magazine Irish Made Awards The Shortlist




FAQ

Q: How do I contact Edge Only?
A: Email us at info@edgeonly.com or use the “contact us” form on the bottom of our website.

Q: How do I know my order has been received?
A: An email confirmation will be sent to the email address provided.

Q: Can orders be delivered to a different address from my own?

A: Yes. As you complete the checkout process you will be given the opportunity to enter your billing and delivery addresses, if different. Choose an address where you (or someone you trust) can sign for your registered package. If you are buying a gift for someone you may prefer to give them an Edge Only Gift Card, redeemable for an entire year.

Q: How long for delivery?

A: Stocked items are dispatched within 48 hours Monday to Friday unless otherwise stated (special orders and custom gold orders). Delivery is typically 1-2 working days days in Ireland, 2-4 for the UK.

Q: How will my purchase be delivered?

A: We offer free worldwide shipping for all jewellery purchases (over €100). We use An Post Express mail as standard. Packages are sent daily Monday through Friday. If a courier is required we can offer DHL Express Worldwide for an additional charge.

Q: If I order multiple pieces, will they arrive together? 

A: Yes. Unless one of your items is a custom order, in which case it will be sent separately after your bespoke piece has been created for you.

Q: Where is your jewellery made?

A: All of our jewellery is designed and ethically made in Ireland. Edge Only's home workshop is in Kilkenny. We have highly skilled goldsmiths working with us in Dublin, Kilkenny and Kildare. All of our jewellery is Hallmarked at the Assay Office in Dublin Castle, Ireland. Web exclusives are special items we have brought in through our European suppliers.

Q: May I have a different metal?

A: Yes! Our collections are made with sterling silver and 14 carat yellow gold as standard, but if you would like to have 18 carat gold, rose gold, white gold or platinum, please let us know. We can quote to have your special request made in three weeks (+ delivery). Please note that Platinum and Gold prices may be subject to change due to market fluctuation.

Q: How do I measure my ring size?

A: All ring size options are listed according to UK / Irish ring sizes. We typically stock ladies sizes L & M (small) N & O (medium), P & Q (Large) and Men’s S & T (small), U & V (medium), W & X (large). If you require a different size we can have a ring made for you in approximately 2 weeks. Tip: When purchasing a wide ring (or a set of stacking rings) it is often more comfortable to go up one size. Please see the international ring size chart below. We recommend that you ask a reputable jeweller to size your finger for you using "leading edge" as the size guide, taking more than one reading. Most stores will happily do this for free!

Measuring your finger:

Your ring should fit your finger comfortably – snug enough so that it will not fall off and loose enough to slide over your knuckle. Finger size changes depending on the time of day and the weather. For best results measure your finger size at the end of the day and when your fingers are warm (fingers are smaller in the early morning and when cold). Measure more than once to get an accurate reading.

Q: My ring size is not listed. Can you make me one?

A: Yes. We do free ring sizing on newly purchased rings +/- 2 of our stock sizes. Rings more that 2 sizes up or down are charged at €30.00. We can make virtually any size you like, with a bit of time. Please email us for custom rings info@edgeonly.com

Q: May i have a different necklace length?

A: Yes. Typically we sell our pendants on an 18"/45cm chain for women and a 20"/50cm chain for men (or longer). Depending on the difference in length, weight or the type of chain your wish to have, there may be an additional charge. Contacts us to find out on info@edgeonly.com

Q: What is your policy for returns and exchanges?

A: We offer a hassle free, 30-day exchange or refund on unworn pieces. To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. It must also be in the original packaging. Please note that engraved items cannot be returned or exchanged.

Q: How is my gift packaged?

A: Your gift is packaged in our custom Edge Only jewellery boxes. Edge Only jewellery boxes are light-weight luxury. They are black, grained paper with black gloss foil writing and have a plush black velvet foam insert (Silver boxes shown below). All silver purchases come with a complimentary Edge Only silver polishing cloth and care instructions. They are shipped in black protective bubble packaging.

Edge Only boxes Edge.

Edge Only Silver Cloth. Maintain Your Edge

Q: Is gift wrapping available?
A: We don't currently offer a gift wrapping service (the bows get squashed in the post!) but each order is beautifully packaged in tissue and includes care instructions, postcard and a complimentary branded silver polishing cloth for all silver orders.

Q: Are the products pictured actual size?
A: No. Because screens vary in size, it is next to impossible to show an actual size image on the Internet. We do provide measurements where appropriate and try our best to have each design photographed on a model for scale. Email us if you would like us to take a custom picture for you - we will do our very best!

Q: Which payment methods do you accept?
A: We accept payment online by Visa, MasterCard, American Express and PayPal. In addition, you can also pay for all or part of your order using an Edge Only Gift Card. Our payments are processed through Shopify Payments powered by Stripe.

Q: How do I redeem my Edge Only Gift Card?
A: Gift cards are available in a wide variety of denominations and may be redeemed at any time for an entire year. Gift cards are immediately delivered to you by email and contain instructions to redeem them at checkout. A beautifully packaged gift card will follow in the post. Each gift card has a unique code number, which can be redeemed against any purchase on the website. Please email us at info@edgeonly.com should you have any further questions about using your gift card.

Q: How do I use a Discount Code?
A: From time to time we may offer discount codes to our newsletter subscribers, on social media or through carefully selected media partners. To use a discount code, please enter the code in the box provided on the shopping cart page, click ‘Apply’ and the discount code offer will be applied to your shopping cart. If you have any problems redeeming your discount, email us at info@edgeonly.com. Please note: Some discounts are time sensitive and have an expiry date. 

Q: How do i care for my jewellery?
A: We have a jewellery care guide here with tips on polishing silver and cleaning gold.

Q: What does Carat / Karat mean?
A: When used in reference to gold, carat is a measure of purity. 24 carat is 100% gold. In most parts of the world, the terms carat and karat are used interchangeably (in the USA the designation for gold fineness is karat). The weight of gold in jewellery is measured in grams. All Edge Only jewellery is hallmarked.

Q: What is the difference between 14ct and 18ct Gold?
A: 18 carat gold is 18 parts out of 24 pure gold and 6 parts alloy or 75% pure gold. 18 carat gold is ideal for women with very sensitive ears or skin as it does not cause any allergic skin reactions. In Hallmarking the metal and fineness (purity) mark for 18 carat is 750. 14 carat gold is 14 parts gold and 10 parts alloy or 58.5% pure gold. The mark for 14 carat gold is 585. The addition of other metals (alloys) to gold are used to increase the toughness and hardness of the metal as well as to change the colour i.e. white gold and rose gold and also to lessen expense with lower carat gold items (9 carat and 10 karat). 

**Gold prices may be subject to change due to market fluctuation.

Q: What is Black Rhodium?
A: Rhodium is from the Platinum family of precious metals. It gives a shiny black veil to silver resulting in a cool, gun-metal grey colour. As with all plating it will gradually fade with wear.

Q: What is Vermeil?
A: Gold vermeil (pronounced vur-may) is sterling silver that has been gold plated. Sometimes referred to as gilded silver or gilt, vermeil is made using the process of electrolysis — electricity and an acid bath — to attach the gold to sterling. To be considered vermeil, the gold should be at least 10 carat and be at least 2.5 micrometers thick (at Edge Only we use 18 carat gold). Vermeil differs from gold plating in that the base metal in vermeil is sterling silver (gold plating is generally used on inexpensive base metals like brass). The layer of gold is thicker than that applied using the electroplating process for gold plate. It is hallmarked with 925 for sterling silver. Please note that as it is a surface treatment, gold plating will naturally fade with wear. If you want your design to last forever invest in carat gold. For more see: Tips For Buying Gold

Q: Do you offer re-plating?
A: Yes. We are happy to re-plate your gold vermeil designs when you feel they need them. Most designs will be re-plated in 18 carat gold and sent back by express post for just €30.00. Simply email us to confirm the details: info@edgeonly.com 

Q: What is a Hallmark?
A: A hallmark is a guarantee of metal purity. Hallmarking is a system that originated in London at Goldsmiths’ Hall in the 14th century. In the UK and in Ireland there are three compulsory hallmarks applied to precious metals as a quality control: a sponsor’s (maker’s) mark, a fineness mark, and an assay office mark. These marks establish the origin and fineness of the precious metal and ensures it has been accurately and independently tested (assayed.) In the United States, the Federal Trade Commission does not require a gold fineness stamp; however, if one is used, it must be accompanied by the manufacturer’s mark.

Example of 14carat gold hallmarked in Dublin Castle:

Irish Hallmarks

At Edge Only we only use solid sterling silver and solid carat gold, hallmarked in accordance with UK and Irish law. Our Gold Vermeil is hallmarked sterling silver plated in 18 - 24 carat gold.  We do NOT use gold plate, rolled gold or goldfill.  

For more about Gold see our blog: Tips For Buying Gold

At Edge Only we believe in transparency and the ethical production of fine jewellery. Something we have forgotten? Please let us know. Questions? We are happy to help! info@edgeonly.com

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