Sunday, June 25, 2017

Special Event Sunday

Time is running out to purchase work of Ivane Thiebaut's Canadiana series, June's featured work on the recently added Jewel Envy online shop. As a recent newcomer to Canada, Ivane fully embraces her new home's landscapes, icons and culture and draws on them for inspiration in her design and jewelry work. Each piece in her collection acts as a glimpse into her relationship with her surroundings and are easily relatable to all who have visited this beautiful country, or are lucky enough to call it home.

Image includes: Postcard Bracelet, Antler Necklace and Canoe Cufflinks.
Take a closer look under the "shop" page.

Ivane's pieces are both timeless and fashionable,  and perfect to commemorate Canada's 150th aniversery.

- Caroline

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Rubies - sapphires by another name.

Did you know that rubies are the same gem as a sapphire? Both the well known blue sapphire and red ruby are commercial gem names for corundums. Rubies may be any shade of red, from pinkish to purplish or brownish red, depending on the chromium and iron content of the stone. And although sapphires are known as a blue gem, they come in all colours of the rainbow. Check out a few variations of rubies along with some of our goldsmith's work featuring the gem just below.
-Alexis
*Information about rubies from: "Gemstones" by Cally Hall.
Ruby rocks.
Star ruby - this effect can be seen in cabochons when rutile inclusions are present.

Faceted Ruby.

Ring by Gillian Batcher of Pash Jewellery Design using synthetic rubies. Synthetic rubies are chemically the same as natural stones, they are human-made instead of naturally occurring.

Snake ring by Sasha Oda of Archerade using rubies.

Ruby accents on a ring handmade by Helena Perez Lafauire.

Custom opaque and faceted ruby rings by Alexis Kostuk, Glaciale Goldsmith.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

JEWELLERY, NATURALLY

Hi all! Hope everyone is enjoying the warmer weather these days - it sure took its sweet time getting here! If you're anything like me, then you love getting outdoors this time of year. Enjoying nature without the confines of parkas and mitts and hats and scarves (etc...) is just the best. There is so much beauty to be found once the snow melts!

There is also so much inspiration to be found in nature, especially for designers like us. These pieces are just a few examples of the jewellery that use nature as their muse, and of course they are all available here at the studio:)

Perfect little sterling fish, standing guard over an oceanic turquoise. 
Pendant by Glaciale by Alexis Kostuk $250

Sweet little golden hummingbirds, with blue diamond eyes.
Stud earrings by Pash by Gillian Batcher $775

If leaves can't be green, let them be silver and gold!
Gold-filled drop-chain earrings $90 and sterling pendant $75, both by Ivane Thiebaut

Wear nature on your sleeve (or your lapel, collar, etc...)
Sterling silver leaf brooches by Jerell Reichert, $180 each
 

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Roncy Rocks!

Hello Saturday Readers,

Today is the annual Roncesvalles neighborhood street festival known as Roncy Rocks. There are special events, artisans, performers, and sidewalk sales all taking place along Roncy and the blocked off side streets.

I love a good festival and hope to catch the tail end of events after I close the store later today. I have to say this street and neighborhood "rock" all year round so if you have time today head on down for the festival but if not today don't worry we rock every day of the year out here in the west end of downtown Toronto!

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Celebrate Canada 150 with One-of-a-Kind Canadian Jewellery!


Oh Canada!  You have never looked so good!


Custom Sterling Silver Maple Leaf Brooch by atelier J-Micheline Roi
This July 1 Canada celebrates the 150 anniversary of our confederation. And there has never been a better time to support our Canadian goldsmiths and designers. We all get inspiration from where we live and what we see unfold around us.

One such designer is Anneke van Bommel of Touch the Dutch. Anneke's work is original, beautifully made, and the design of her Canadiana line is executed with a small wink to all of us in Canada.

 
Anneke van Bommel's iconic Canadian beaver brooch.


Anneke van Bommel's sound advice given by Canada's very own Mounties

My favourite of all Anneke's Canadiana pieces harkens back to when Trudeau was our Prime Minister--Pierre Elliot, the father of Justin!  It perfectly encapsulates the Canadian attitude of following tradition yet moving forward into the future and features Trudeau's iconic pirouette behind the back of Queen Elizabeth II.





Saturday, June 10, 2017

Happy Shopping!

Happy Shopping!



Dear Saturday Readers,


Don't miss out!

Make things easier for yourself and pop into Jewel Envy which has a huge selection of wonderful and unique gits ideas! Did I mention its all local artists and all handmade?

All this incredible pieces in Sterling Silver are $160 and under!








From left to right, Ivane Thiebaot, pendant. Judith Noldin, pendant and Amanda Herdenson, earrings.









                                               Alexis Kostuk, www.glacialegoldsmith.com

The necklace on the right can be yours for $65, or you can splurge on the left hand for $120.





                                                                   Micheline Roi/AtelierJ


The pendant on the right can be a great present for yourself for $100, or you can splurge on the left hand for $200

To tell the truth, the great prices probably means that you can buy one of each and consider the whole purchase the best of your Saturday shopping!



If you ever consider having jewellery custom-made for you or for a loved one, now it's a great time to get started. We love working one-on-one with you to create something special and unique; whatever your vision, we can help you make it reality.

All you need is an idea, and we can take care of the rest!.




                     Helena Perez Lafaurie, www.hplafaurie.ca    Ring, Sterling Silver and pearl



Stop by the studio, or call to make an appointment, Jewel Envy is always ready to serve you!

                                                            Have a Happy Shopping!


Helena

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Father's Day is coming up!

Dear Sunday Readers,


In Canada, Father's Day is celebrated on the third Sunday of June.

Father's Day is a great day to show to fathers or the father figures in one's life how much he means to you.
Small family gatherings and the giving of gifts may be part of the festivities to celebrated one of the most important person in our life's.

We want you to count on Jewel Envy to made this incredible day, a day to remember!
Jewel Envy still taken the last customs orders for Father's day and we have a great choice of gifts too!

The cuff-links you see in the picture are part of the great ones Jewel Envy has in display.


          
                                                                  Judith Noldin, IN

A key-chain in Sterling Silver it's another option, you can have in mind, as a gift!




                                                    Helena Perez Lafaurie, h.p.lafaurie


Lovely bands in gold or Sterling Silver are available in different shapes and designs.
From left to right,


  

            Gold plated band, Sasha Oda, Archerade. Yellow-White gold, Alexis Kostuk,Glaciale.
                                                  Sterling Silver band, Amanda Herdeson, Jewelust.


                                    For all the fathers, grandfathers, and great big brothers!
                                                            HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!



Have a nice Sunday!

Helena