Our store staff are the face of our business for our consumers. As part of a series profiling our store managers, meet Darren Whelan our Kilkenny Manager. Here we find out what he loves about his job
I have been lucky enough to have a 12-year career with Fields, I began my career on a temporary Christmas contract in 2009 and I’ve never left!
I have been able to progress and develop skills as a manager through the opportunities and training provided here.
No two days are the same, you never know who will walk through the door. I love a challenge and retail can certainly be challenging.
Luckily, my team are amazing. The camaraderie we have is visible and creates the perfect in-store experience.
Our product is luxurious, we have fantastic pieces that everyone loves. It’s extra special when we get to showcase our range for a special occasion and be a part of the journey with our clients.
I love selling diamonds and watches, our exclusive Northern Star is my favourite range. The story behind these diamonds is fantastic and our clients love to hear about it.
I specialise in diamonds and was lucky enough to receive training provided by our company in this area. I now hold training sessions with our newer team members throughout Ireland and the UK to develop their skills and showcase our diamond ranges confidently.
Whenever I walked by jewellery stores, I loved to stop and admire the displays. The staff in the jewellery industry look extremely smart and I felt one day I’d love a job like that in a nice clean environment.
I love that more gents are starting to purchase jewellery, especially rings and bracelets.
When I started working here 12 years ago I purchased myself a Guess watch. I always admired the Tag Heuer watches but when I looked at the price I felt they were a little out of my range, but the last thing I bought myself was a Tag Heuer watch!
I have my eye on a Rado watch and our new gents’ platinum ring with a rose gold centre, I just can’t decide which I need more!
They are perfect when worn on their own or can be accessorised with other hoops or even stud earrings. It can also of course be worn with a number of different earrings to create the seriously on-trend stacked look.
We have a great selection of earrings that you can shop to create your own unique stack.
As it's made from 9 carat yellow gold, it is also durable and long lasting. Its design means it can be worn in casual day to day looks or really stand out in a more elegant outfit at an important event like a wedding.
No jewellery collection would be complete without a statement bracelet. To complete her edit, Rebecca opted for one of our most popular bracelets - the sterling silver gold plated Herringbone Bracelet. We have a wide selection of bracelets and this particular piece exudes elegance.
You can see perfectly it sits alongside Rebecca's smartwatch when worn as part of a casual ensemble, but again this would be perfect when worn with more formal attire on its own or in a stacked wrist look.