Jewellery Designer and Master Goldsmith Mary Enright has almost two decades experience in the jewellery industry, both as designer and business owner. The success of her boutique style jewellery gallery and workshop in Kinsale, Ireland brought her much critical acclaim both nationally and internationally which led to a successful solo exhibition in New York in 2016.
Shortly thereafter Mary relocated to the US, intitially working as a model maker at the Jewelry Design and Innovation Workshop at Tiffany & Co. During her time working at Tiffany & Co Mary was chosen to participate as part of the "Diamonds of Tiffany" exhibition as a featured crafsperson. This traveling exhibition debuted in Korea in August of 2019 and Mary remains featured on the Tiffany & Co website. Mary currently works as an Instructor at the Gemological Institute of America in their Jewelry and Manufacturing Arts Department.
An active member of the New York Metro chapter of the Women's Jewelry Association, Mary now serves on the Board as VP of Diversity and Inclusion. In the US, Mary is a member of MJSA (Manufacturing Jewelers and Suppliers of America) and JA (Jewelers of America) at home she remains a member and alumni of DCCI (Design and Craft Council of Ireland).
Mary’s creativity and extraordinary skills as both designer and goldsmith have led to special features on both her and her work being showcased on Irish Television, Nationwide for RTE and Cork County Matters for Irish TV. Mary is widely known in Ireland for her appearance on Dragon's Den Ireland where she pitched a branded jewellery business to venture capitalists and won investment from a Dragon! (Shark Tank in the US!)
Mary's jewellery has been featured in print magazine media alongside international designers including Oscar de la Renta, Chanel, Christian Dior and Michael Kors. Mary and her jewellery have been featured in newspaper articles for The Southern Star, Carrigdhoun, Evening Echo, Irish Examiner, Irish Independent and the Sunday Business Post to name a few. ME Jewellery was shortlisted for the LEO Enterprise Awards, Irish Times Best Shops in Ireland, and Mary has received two nominations for Hi Magazine Most Stylish Jeweller.
Mary was called upon to participate as part of the juror and advisory panel for the WearingIrish NYC competition, wearingirish is a campaign she is proud to be part of since it's first global campaign in 2016. Other notable jurors include Don O'Neil (fashion designer), Kristen Shaughnessy (anchor/reporter NY1) and Anne Keating (Former Senior Vice President for Public Relations, Bloomingdales).
Mary's open studio in Kinsale was one of a small number in Ireland that showcased exclusively the artists own works which lead to her selection for both the Cork Craft and Design and the Design and Craft Council of Ireland's open studio trails. Mary was a selected designer to represent Ireland for the Ireland-Cork Pavillion at International Jewellery London and her works are in high demand both in Ireland and from overseas clients. Her Wild Irish Roses series being selected to feature as part of the first global Wearing Irish campaign which received press both in Ireland and internationally. "A Woman's Work" which was launched on International Women's Day 2017 at Dublin Castle features Mary Enright as one of the women photographed and profiled in the book which showcases imaginative and strong women in creative and unusual professions.
Mary trained at St. John's College Cork in Jewellery and Art Metal Craft and continued her training at Ireland's Centre of Excellence for Jewellery Design: The Design and Crafts Council of Ireland's Jewellery and Goldsmith Skills Program. Mary also trained with the Gemological Institute of America with a certificate in Pearls. Diamonds, Coloured Stones, Jewellery Essentials and CAD/CAM for Jewellery Manufacture. Mary is a Certified Pearl Specialist, earning her certificate from CPAA (Cultured Pearl Association of America)
Due to the one of a kind nature of the work Mary creates much has been sold to private clients and collectors. We have two of her collections available online, her famous Wild Irish Roses and Flutterby Butterfly collections and also a small selection of one of a kind pieces.