Martin was born and raised in Dublin. After studying economics and business studies at Trinity College Dublin, Martin did a Masters in Accounting at Michael Smurfit School Of Business at UCD. On completion of his masters he started working at one of the ‘Big 4’ accountancy firms and qualified as a chartered accountant. During his time in accounting, the desire to work for himself grew. He completed a number of web design evening courses to build the foundation for the creation of a new business.
The company was created in 2009 and initially was designed to work closely with a number of jewellers across the country. The business was online platform for jewellers in Ireland to showcase their engagement rings and wedding rings on our website. Our slogan was ‘many jewellers, one address’. At its peak, we had over 40 jewellers on the website showcasing over 5,000 rings and we received over 4,000 unique visitors daily. The business evolved and Bespoke Diamonds was created in 2012.
From working with a number of jewellers, Martin felt there was a better way to do things. Many jewellery get mass produced rings in from developing countries. In many instances, alterations to rings was not possible – amending diamonds to a customers budget was not an option. Choice, quality, value for money was difficult to find. From our jewellery contacts, we recruited the best the country had to offer – from designer to goldsmith, polisher to diamond setter, Martin set about building his dream team under the Bespoke Diamonds brand.
“I felt there was an opportunity to create something great – to create quality and value in a new and innovative way”
Martin Commins – Director