The Rionore story began with Rio Tinto and the discovery of fine quality emeralds in the Sandawana mine in Zimbabwe.

The mining company, together with an Irish business entrepreneur, established Rionore. They cut gemstones, designed, created and sold fine jewellery. That was over 50 years ago in Kilkenny, Ireland.

Kilkenny Castle, Kilkenny, Ireland
Rionore Jewellery Uncut Emerald

Today, not far from Kilkenny Castle, the third-generation in Rionore has given rise to this first collection of Irish inspired affordable fine jewellery. Still produced with “old school values” of quality design and craft-work, the now family-owned Rionore is, for the first time, available to purchase from anywhere in the world”.