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Irish jeweller strikes gold with rings for Peter Jackson film

By Michael McHugh

A Dublin jeweller has created 10 rings for Lord Of The Rings director Peter Jackson's latest film.

Pierce Healy supplied the producers of Mortal Engines, which opens in cinemas this week, with jewellery for the cast.

The film depicts a fantasy dystopian London of the future.

"It is like the Irish Lord Of The Rings," Mr Healy joked yesterday.

"It is just one of those great stories and we will see where it leads to, hopefully get some more of that kind of work."

Jackson directed the Oscar-winning film adaptations of JRR Tolkien's Lord Of The Rings novels.

Mr Healy, who describes his style as "Viking Gothic noir", studied for his master's degree in fine art jewellery in Sweden and said he based his work on the landscape around him.

"When you see landscapes like the Burren or Giant's Causeway or Iceland it is incredible. It is almost like where climates have taken off from or landed from, there is something a little futuristic about it even though it is historic," he explained.

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