Ariane graduated from the National College of Art and Design in 2002 with a 1st class honours degree in Metals. Following graduation she worked as a craft buyer at Meadows and Byrne, and later as buyer and sales manager at Always Natural, her family business. In 2009 she returned to designing and making, studying at the Design and Craft Council of Ireland’s Jewellery & Goldsmithing Training Skills Course. Graduating with an upper merit in 2011, she established her own business shortly afterwards in Carlow and has since relished the challenges and opportunities that self-employment brings.
Ariane Tobin Jewellery was one of Eircom’s featured startup businesses in 2012 and has since featured in the Sunday Business Post, The Examiner, Cara Magazine, Irish Country magazine, Newstalk, and KCLR FM.