Sunday, July 16, 2017

Cufflinks

Big Top cufflinks by Sasha Oda of Archerade

Black cufflinks by Ivane Thiebaut - perfect pair to add custom engraving to!

Blue cufflinks by Judith Noldin.

Petal cufflinks by Gillian E. Batcher, Pash Jewellery Design

Trillion cufflinks by Amanda Henderson, Jewelust

Wave cufflinks by Alexis Kostuk, Glaciale Goldsmith

Saturday, July 8, 2017

SAVE OR SPLURGE Y'ALL!

Happy weekend everyone! It's a beautiful sunny day, so I hope you are out and about and enjoying yourself! If you feel like treating yourself to the sunshine and some jewellery, I have a few suggestions😊 It's save vs splurge saturday of course, so you can treat yourself a little, or you can treat yourself a lot.

These amaaaaazing druzy rings are by Alexis Kostuk of Glaciale Goldsmith. Druzy is a fine coating of crystals on the surface of a gemstone - in this case it's quartz druzy.

First up is this little gem. Simple and classic, but with some sweet detail around the stone to complement that sparkle. Sterling silver with quartz druzy, $125+hst.

 And for the splurge - nobody will miss this bad boy on your hand! It's a showstopper for sure, with one gorgeous freeform centre stone, and square accent stones on either side. Sterling silver with quartz druzy, $590+hst.

And here they are side by side. The big stone on the left photographed quite dark, but it is much lighter in person - you really must come in to take a look yourself!

Enjoy the sun, but don't forget the spf! xx

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Canada Day



Dear Sunday Readers,





On July 1 1867, at noon, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and the Province of Canada came into a single Dominion within the British Empire called Canada.
On Canada Day, we celebrate our freedoms and rights. We honor the shared history, symbols, and values that define us Canadians. All of these things give us our identity.

Having my  citizenship as Canadian, after living for almost two thirds of my life abroad, made of Canada Day, a very special day, and it has a very special meaning. I got a second chance in life and I'm very proud of not only being Canadian but feeling Canadian too.

Canadian multiculturalism ensures we can keep our identities, can take pride in our ancestry, and have a sense of belonging.














These pictures tell volumes about what Canada is. I saw these two shops side by side in a mall on Leslie two blocks north of Sheppard on summer last year, and every single time I feel tired, lonely, overwhelmed, I see these pictures again and I say to myself, you lucky one, keep going!

In my second chance in life, I become a goldsmith, also now, I have a Canadian son (my son-in-law), and a Canadian grandchild.

Being Canadian is an honor, and a privilege; we all must celebrate Canada Day every day!. We are unique and blessed.




                                    Jewel Envy and its team wish Happy Birthday to Canada!

Have a happy Sunday.


Helena