Since ancient times jewelry has always been special. Worn close to the skin it can be sentimental or make a powerful fashion statement. Ireland has a long tradition of creating remarkable jewelry. And today the country is home to some of the world’s finest makers. What has changed is that the makers are now working with everything from rare stones to silver to gold to leather to all kinds of new materials. The evolution means that there is something for every taste, budget, and occasion. Here’s a list of great sources for jewelry gifts.