Sunday, May 20, 2018

Harem Royal

I just came across a jewellery design house called Harem Royal, and wanted to share some of their work with you. The richness of the colours is so amazing, and softens the sharp lines and somewhat mechanical nature of the pieces. The style makes me think of steampunk insects, beautiful yet dangerous. What inspiring work! It is so refreshing to come across artists whose style is so vastly different from my own - it reminds me that this world is filled with so many talented people, and so many beautiful things. 

Happy Sunday everybody!







(all images via http://athousandfacets.tumblr.com/ and www.haremroyal.com)

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Why we love spring!

We love spring here at Jewel Envy....








Flowers are in full bloom, butterflies are flying and new jewellery collections also come to life after a long winter and the mad rush of the year end and valentine's day! Inspiration from mother nature is shining all around us, and in Toronto, it is also the time gloves, scarves and hats come off at last and your jewellery and maybe a bit of skin can be revealed.








Spring is the time of weddings, parties and patio lounging, and today is also mother's day!







Happy Mother's day top all the wonderful mums out there!






Flowers are wonderful but jewellery last forever.... why not get her or treat yourself today to some new pieces of jewellery



There is still time to come and check them out in person....I will be at the studio today until 6pm!
 


Ivane....

















Sunday, May 6, 2018

Mother's Day is next weekend~!

Before our classes would run as frequently as they do here now at Jewel Envy the goldsmiths would invite our moms to the studio for a creative day of jewellery making. A day to bond and be creative together and take on the roll of teaching our moms a thing or two ;o)
Alexis Kostuk (me), Rhonda Kostuk (my mom!) Marusha Kostuk (my sister :oP)
As the studio has evolved we have reserved the day to teach other people's moms... if you're searching for an experience you know your mom will love go here to sign up for a 1/2 day class on Mother's Day. - Alexis

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Photo Shoot

Dear Sunday Readers,

Last Monday April 23rd we had a photo shoot at the studio.
The photos and group shots will be used on the update J.E. website.
The photographer and his assistant created a mood-board that guided us through the entire shoot process, keeping us on track. In a studio and a jewelry place, that was easy. The location that is one of the most important parts of a successful photo shot could not be better, Jewel Envy has a great layout, it is full of light and the great pieces that are display made such a beautiful background for the photo shoot.  
It was a fun day; we all have new photos for our websites.

Have a nice Sunday.

Helena

Saturday, April 28, 2018

What is this magic?!

Recently while browsing Instagram looking at gems (as one does) I came across something that sent me down a mini google rabbit hole. On Tatum Gems feed I stopped scrolling to oogle at a unique gem (Inner dialogue: "What is this magic?!") I initially thought that it was maybe human-made material but after reading the comment I was excited to have come across a gem that I had never heard of before: Rainbow Lattice Sunstone.

Found in a remote area of Australia, gemmologists researching the gem have found the gems are a rare combination of phenomena including aventurescence (as seen in sunstone), adularescence (as seen in moonstone) and a distinctive lattice pattern created by its inclusions. Read more here!

What do you think about the gem? Let me know in comments!

- Alexis

   





Sunday, April 22, 2018

Hello Patrick!

It's a very happy SUNday indeed!🌝 Everyone is in need of that good vitamin D, hope you are likewise out there getting a whole long winter's worth!

Here's something else to make you smile - a small selection of the amazing work by Patrick Missodey of Bijoux Missodey.

Such beautiful details and quality in each and every piece - lots of pattern, and texture, and depth with gemstones for that perfect pop of colour - some of my favourite things:)

The artist himself, hard at work in the studio. 

 
 Dangling teardrop filigree earrings with little flowers in sterling silver - $320/pair

 Three delicate filigree rings in sterling silver - $350 each

 Textured bangle bracelet in sterling silver - $730

 Filigree necklace with large centre ruby and black diamond accents, hanging on a handmade rattail chain - $3,000

Here's a closeup because, come on it's stunning.

Patrick has more work on display here at Jewel Envy - I highly encourage you to come and see his work in person, you will not be disappointed!



Sunday, April 15, 2018

Spring! Yes Spring

The weather has been playing lots of tricks to us this year. It's mid-April and
it's a big white out today, and it feels a lot more like Christmas than spring really!

But that's outside only, inside the studio all the goldsmiths have been busy as bees preparing for spring and spring has definitely sprung!

We have a collections of Flower rings, earrings and necklaces waiting for you to try them on! Also super cute bees cufflinks. Also why not have your own flower jewellery piece designed for you!

Check these out currently in the shop and come and experience spring here at Jewel Envy,

Have a great Sunday,

Ivane,

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