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THE START OF CALLAGHAN JEWELLERS, EST.1960
In 1960 after serving his apprenticeship as watch and clock-maker. Frank Callaghan decided to open his first shop, he established Callaghan Jewellers at 23 Lower Main Street Buncrana. There he sold quality jewellery, watches,and diamonds whilst also servicing quality watches clocks and general jewellery.
His motto was “For Quality for Years” and that ethos has driven Callaghan Jewellers to its current position as one of the leading jewellers in the North West of Ireland.
BRENDAN CALLAGHAN – 2ND GENERATION.
In 1986 Frank’s second son Brendan joined the business after finishing a 3-year watchmaking course and receiving a diploma from the Irish Swiss Institute of Horology Dublin. Also in 1986 Brendan qualified as a retail Jeweller and received a diploma from the National Association of Goldsmiths London. In 1987, Brendan took over the business after the untimely death of his father. In 1989 Callaghan Jewellers purchased the old Urban Council offices. Here they opened a new state of the art jewellery store at 42 Upper Main Street Buncrana. This is where we still operate from today.
KATE CALLAGHAN – 3RD GENERATION.
In 2014 the 3rd generation of Callaghan Jewellers, Kate Callaghan joined the business. Kate graduated from The National Association of Goldsmiths in London with a Distinction in Retail Jewellers. She then graduated in Antwerp as a Polished Diamond Grader. Kate has brought a ray of different approaches to Callaghan Jewellers while focusing on the online and social media side to things as well as having the 4th generation Bonnie Mae in 2019.
Always wanting to up-skill and learn Brendan and Kate have built up a strong network within the jewellery trade not only within Ireland but across Europe and the USA. They work closely with a number of leading designers and prominent members of the diamond trade in Antwerp and all around the world. With value, price and quality in mind, they travel regularly to Antwerp (The Diamond Capital of The World). Their excellent skills and knowledge in diamond sourcing and grading are reflected in the price and range of high-class Diamond Jewellery, Engagement & Wedding Rings.