So… Where did 2017 go? Anyone?!

I honestly can’t believe tis Christmas already and time for new years resolutions that WILL be carried through the whole year. So I thought a quick reflection on the year that has been 2017 – a MASSIVE year for Clare Quinlan Jewellery – would be a nice way to end the year and get a handle […]

‘Tis the season to be jolly… and adorn yourself with trinkets of joy!

Its Christmas time! Hooray!! I love christmas, its such a fun time of year. Coloured lights, beautiful glass ornaments on the christmas tree, the smell of pine in the air. Such wonderment! And then there are the presents. The little bundles of wrapped up love from you to another. Getting the right gift can be […]

Catching up with Kathryn Hawkins – our co-collaborator

With the release of our HCo x CQJ collaboration collection 3 weeks ago, I thought I’d introduce you to Kathryn Hawkins from Hawkins & Co – the other half of our beautiful minimalist designed collection. Apart from lending her style to creating our mini collection – check HCo x CQJ here – Kathryn runs Hawkins […]

5 ways to rock statement jewellery

Statement jewellery can be worn anytime of day or night and add a bit of extra fabulous to your look. Whether your heading into the office, to the park for some flying fox and super swinging action or heading out for a night of extravagance and delight, a statement pice of jewellery can lift your look […]

The Rise of the Coloured Stone Engagement Ring

This month, we’re lucky enough to have a guest blog from Sophie Forbes from B Jewellery. Sophie is an accomplished jewellery designer from Brisbane, Australia designing beautiful sparkly creations with gems and diamonds and is here to talk about the trend to use coloured stones for engagement rings, a change from the more traditional diamond. It is […]

Jewellery & Winter – what to wear and how to wear it.

Well it’s that time of year again. The time of year when tights replace waxing appointments, cosy knits cover up your skin for the frosty months ahead and when visits to the beach are accompanied by blankets and wooly shawls rather than towels and bikinis. And while wearing jewellery in the warmer months is super easy, […]

Caring for and cleaning your jewellery

Having copious amounts of jewellery is all well and good in theory, but then the reality sets in and you have to love and care for your jewellery as you would a fine wine. So cleaning is in order and there are a multitude of ways in which to do so depending on the piece, […]

The art of layering and stacking jewellery

I love jewellery. I love wearing it, looking at it, playing with it and collecting it. But I find that as time goes on and more adventures are had, the more jewellery, and stories associated with those pieces, accumulates. While the old adage of ‘less is more’ often rings true… there are many times in […]

Jewellery tells 1000 words

Behind every piece of jewellery, a woman wears, is a story to be told. A lady sits on a bus bench twirling a ring around her finger; given to her by a beloved grandmother. A girl in a park with her necklace moving across her neck as she runs along the path; a piece created […]

Creating the BASIC ELEMENTS collection

The Basic Elements collection is essentially a revamp of some previous designs, creating a range that is versatile, simple in design and a pleasure to wear. Jewellery is an expression of ourselves and I personally enjoy wearing many simple pieces to create a layering effect. The Design Process Designing any new collection is fun and […]