My great grandfather James Weldon came to Dublin from Kildare around 1895. He started as a pawnbroker in Dublin and became a great judge of silver, jewellery and paintings. His son, my grandfather, James “Wally” Weldon became very well known in the antique business in the 1940’s. He was renowned in the trade as being a superb judge of diamonds and Irish silver. He was also a great aviation enthusiast, spending the odd weekend flying, usually inverted, under various bridges.
My father Martin entered the antique business in 1970. Also an aviation enthusiast, he has never flown under any bridges or at least that is what he tells me. I am a GIA graduate gemologist who has worked in the business and trained in London, New York and Los Angeles. We deal with ethically sourced diamonds and coloured stones from the best sources from all over the world. Every piece of stock is carefully hand selected for world class quality. CM Weldon has beautiful diamond engagement rings, coloured stone rings, a wide variety of necklaces, earrings and bracelets. We also specialize in silver objects including Irish and English Silver.
When you enter CM Weldon you are greeted with a warm and friendly family atmosphere. We carefully listen to what it is you are looking for and provide a completely transparent and realistic look into the diamond and jewellery business while carefully listening to your budgetary requirements. It is our mission to dispel all myths about the diamond trade. To answer all questions with honesty in a clear and understandable fashion so that when you buy you are 100% satisfied that you are getting the perfect item.
Having spent years dealing in the trade in Antwerp, New York, Dubai and Los Angeles it often surprises me when clients think that value cannot be found in Irish Jewellery stores due to the “excessive overheads”. This is a myth. I usually challenge my clients to find a similar spec stone in any of these cities or “Diamond trading offices” around Dublin and most are pleasantly surprised when I can provide, in most cases, a more reasonable alternative. So what I would say to all of you love birds is this.