Christmas will be here sooner than you think!

If you like to participate in holiday giving, now is the right time to come in to our store and see all the amazing pieces we have. Our designers are working hard to make new and exciting pieces for the holidays, and we have something to suit every budget and pretty much every style. The variation in the approach from artist to artist means that every piece is a bit different and there’s something for every taste.

So come on down and see all the magical jewellery that’s just waiting for you!

Is your ring wearing too thin?

Metal wears over time and rings are the most common pieces of jewellery that need to be repaired because they are worn the most.

If you notice your ring is much thinner under your
finger than the areas in between your fingers, your ring may need to be re-shanked.

Ring that could use reshanking of the bottom
half where it has worn thin

This is the process where the thin area of metal is cut out and a thicker piece of metal is soldered back into place.

If a thin ring has cracked it can be soldered back together but a good Jeweller will also suggest re-shanking for a longer lasting solution.

20 Tips on maintaining our Jewellery, Gillian E. Batcher, 2013

Visiting Las Vegas

So, I very rarely get the chance to get away, so when a friend offered the opportunity to visit Las Vegas, I said “yes, please!”. So, that’s where I was last week; playing hooky from all things work. But, you know, I still love art, and took the opportunity to visit the “Art District”. A bit north of the main strip, it’s a slightly odd place to visit, but fun.

I saw alot of graffiti. Interestingly, apparently this is an area that you can go to and try out different things, which I thought was an interesting concept.

More graffiti, it’s not always my thing, but I can appreciate when there is a bit more art to it.

I also saw a lot of building murals, which were quite interesting. Here are some examples of what you can see there, from the surreal, to the political. Some are very polished, and others less slick, but still visually very interesting.

If you’ve never been there, it was definitely worth the walk around, especially if you’re looking for a break from the Strip (which, frankly, is pretty much constant sensory overload!).

It remains to be seen as to whether what I viewed will inspire me to develop new pieces, but I guess time will tell!

If you’re hanging around Roncevalles this weekend, pop into the Big Blue House and see what new art we’ve got for your viewing pleasure (or purchasing pleasure :). We always look forward to seeing you!

Have a great weekend, and I hope you see something that inspires you!


Give the Gift of a Class!

It’s that time of year again… The weather is getting colder, decorations are going up – the holidays are just around the corner! ✨

Why not give the gift of a Jewellery-making class at Jewel Envy? We have classes starting in the New Year, making them the perfect gift idea for the Jewellery lover in your life, or and for those who love creating, having new experiences, and learning new skills.

All classes are 8-week long, making them the gift that keeps on giving! Students will get to learn different aspects and techniques of Jewellery design throughout the duration of their class, and will leave with their own special collection of handmade pieces.

Classes run once a week, from 6:30-9:30pm:

  • January 18th (Wednesdays): Intro to Fabrication
  • January 19th (Thursdays): Casting
  • January 23rd (Mondays): Intermediate Fabrication
  • February 21st (Tuesdays): Intro to Fabrication

For more info on the classes and on how to register, visit our website or stop by the store!

Take a Look!

Browse through this post, check out our online shop, or drop in for gift ideas. There are way too many beautiful pieces to capture through photos; I wanted to compile some to browse through in this blog post. Some have links you can follow to purchase, otherwise do not hesitate to email with questions or to purchase <3

There is so much more to see in the studio, more item are added weekly!

Jewellery by Serena Merucci of Merendina Jewellery and Designs
Rotelle Necklace with Garnets (also available with carnelians) $130
Farfalle Brooch $250
Macaroni Studs $80
Jewellery by Natalia Naranjo of Naty Naranjo Jewellery
Loop Earrings $185
Loop Bracelet $320
Jewellery by Robin Cassady-Cain of House of Cassady
Textured Kinetic Earrings $70
In the Blood Necklace $950
Jewellery by Aurora Simmons of Handmade Revolution
Oak Leaf Earrings $60
Tanzanite Leaf Necklace $290
Ombre Bracelet $315
Jewellery by Alexis Kostuk of Glaciale Goldsmith
Allium Ring $5475
Druzy Necklace $95
Grey Chandelier Earrings $395
Jewellery by Gillian E. Batcher of Pash Jewellery Design
Sapphire Ring $1465
Argyle Pin $125
Cardinal Earrings $250
Jewellery by Karyn Houston of Sticks vs. Stone
Chalcedony Clover Earrings $230
Dryad Necklace $370
Jewellery by Jerell Reichert of Urban Metal
Paper Clip Drop Necklace $375
Olive Cufflinks $260
Cable Cuff Bracelet $295
Jewellery by Jennifer Trotman of Frekkel Designs
Little Leaf Cuff Bracelet $190
Love Goop Necklace $90
Short Rivet Earrings $190
Jewellery by Edna Milevsky
Magen Necklace $275
Magen Studs $120
Magen Bracelet $95
Jewellery by Hyewon Jang of H Jewellery
Snowball Ring $285
Flower Studs $250
Jewellery by Alex Kinsley of Kinsley Vey Designs
Dosima Necklace $600
Growth Ring $120
Dockland Earrings $300
Jewellery by Shafiq Sarwari or Shafiq’s Jewelry
Pearl Earrings $150
Lapis Lazuli Circle Necklace $585
Grid Gem Ring $665

Custom Wedding Bands

Texture and metal colour of a wedding band are a simple way to embody and symbolize your love for a partner. Whether one of our bands speaks to you or you chat with one of our goldsmiths to custom create a variation, we got ya covered!

Multiple bands as seen in our current window display!
Deep dappled texture on sterling silver.
Paths carved into yellow gold bands.
Bark like texture on rose gold bands.

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