14:46 22 Jul 19
Gillian Pash and her company are simply terrific. My wife had lost a cherished set of earrings and with only a few old photos, Gillian somehow found the special diamonds, recreated the setting, and provided us with an "impossible to replace" replacement. Throughout the process, Gillian was informative, kind, and a superb craftswoman. My wife is beyond delighted. Gillian artfully managed my expectations and then she OVER delivered, literally and figuratively. I (WE) could not be happier. Howard and Tatiana in California
23:06 07 Apr 19
I recently walked away with the most perfect engagement ring designed by Gillian Batcher. It was a very special process because I wanted to incorporate many diamonds from old jewellery of both my grandmothers. Meeting with Gillian about the design and process was so fun. Each time we met I felt like she was bringing new ideas to the table that would make my ring unique and fit my style. I couldn't be happier and would recommend her services to anyone looking for custom jewellery. Thanks Gillian!
19:33 07 Apr 19
My partner and I just finished a wedding ring workshop at Jewel Envy and we LOVED our experience. We had a great time learning and we're so happy with how our rings turned out! Gillian and Alexis were wonderful - great teachers, patient, fun to be around, and very talented. We'll be going back to them for any jewellery repairs or purchases in the future. Gillian and Alexis, thank you again for a great two days!
M. V. Moloney
10:23 05 Apr 19
I am always delighted with the artistic talent of your goldsmiths. Most recently, the shamrock earrings by Alexis, and cedar waxwing silver brooch by Gillian captured exactly what I had in mind. Thank you for your excellent work.
22:44 11 Feb 19
Excellent service. Jillian is great to work with and they produce a very polished final product. Highly recommend this company and there services!
19:06 11 Jan 19
My fiancé and I had a wonderful experience designing my engagement ring with Gillian from Pash Jewelry and Jewel Envy. She created the most beautiful and unique ring that really captured my style and what we were hoping for! I get excited to put it on every morning. Gillian met with us throughout the process for our input and was able to meet a tight timeline. I would definitely recommend Jewel Envy to anyone looking for custom and beautiful jewelry!
16:06 18 Oct 18
Fascinating showroom! Each maker produces creative and unique metal and jewel art! People always comment when I wear work from Jewel Envy, and anyone who visits is sure to find at least one item that hits the spot. Also, if you walk in with an idea in your head, and do not see it on the floor, one of the artists can explore ideas with you, sketch them on paper, and create a piece for you alone.
15:51 23 Aug 18
I had an amazing experience. I wanted to get an engagement ring made to certain specifications and Alexis Kostuk made it happen in record time! She included me in the process, letting me know how the ring was coming along and showing me mockups and wax molds. The ring was absolutely perfect. I'll definitely be coming back to have our wedding bands made.
15:36 30 Apr 18
My partner and I made our wedding rings in a class with Gillian and we could not be happier! The rings turned out so well, and the class was really, really fun. Gillian was very patient as we worked through the learning process, and she really helped us to make a product that we will be happy to wear. I would not hesitate to take another class, and I certainly recommend Jewel Envy to others!
13:51 17 Jan 18
Jewel Envy is really interesting to visit because you have the showroom in the front with quality jewellery, but just behind that you can see all the jewellers actually making things! Gillian made me a custom money clip and it's really awesome. And if you're interested in learning how to do all this stuff yourself, they have classes you can take. Overall, a really cool place and concept, and I would recommend Jewel Envy to anyone looking for something special and unique.
02:34 17 Aug 17
Thanks to Gillian and Michelin I was able to achieve making my own hammered ring in one class. Not only did I achieve a personal goal but I am extremely inspired by the work of these individuals. At Jewel Envy they excel in customer service, their classes are very straightforward and Sapphire is an adorable hypoallergenic dog that made me feel like if i was at home. I have now signed up for another class and moving forward I am going to pursue Goldsmithing thanks to the inspiration I have found at Jewel Envy.
20:54 06 Jul 17
I did an intro jewelry making course at Jewel Envy and it was incredible. The teachers are lovely, patient, knowledgeable, practicing goldsmiths who go the extra mile for their students. I made work I was proud of and coming to class was the highlight of my week for 8 weeks. Thank you!!!
TUCKER T STONE
19:39 04 Jun 17
Consummate professionals! I had a memorial ring with a compartment for the ashes of my beloved soulmate, my dog Trudeau, created from photos I sent Alexis. Alexis was patient, compassionate and went above and beyond both as a jewellery artist as well as a human being to ensure that Trudeau was honoured in the manner that I requested. I would highly recommend Alexis for her creativity, artistic ability, attention to detail and her overall humanity. "Death be not proud. One short sleep past, we wake eternally. Death, thou shalt die." (Annotated John Donne)
17:19 03 May 17
I had a custom engagement ring made by Amanda at Jewel Envy and the experience was superb. The whole team was very accommodating and helpful throughout the entire process. They helped me source a rather rare size/colour of diamond (Grey Pear Shaped) and bounced design ideas off of me regarding band size/gallery etc. Very experienced and knowledgeable crew. Highly recommended!
22:25 28 Apr 17
Gillian is passionate about her work. She cares about her clients happiness and is willing to go the extra mile to ensure that you are satisfied. I had a small issue with the quality of the work that was originally performed @JewelEnvy, and Gillian insured that my concerns were addressed in a timely and professional manner. The only reason I can not give 5 stars is due to having an issue in the first place. Overall I would recommend them for minor repairs that don't require intricate craftsmanship. The shops dog Sapphire is amazingly friendly and hypo allergenic!
Awesome experience at Jewel Envy. I was a bit nervous at first given I'm a beginner but the staff, especially Ivane, were all super patient, kind and informative. Highly recommend!
I really enjoyed the Cuttlefish Casting class. Sasha was a great instructor!
03:06 16 Jun 16
You can buy as well as learn to make jewellery here. Some amazing talent on display in the shop.
18:39 01 Jan 16
Finally I brought in my bracelet I'd been meaning to fix for ages to Jewel Envy and I'm entirely satisfied with the result! I was greeted in a friendly way when I walked through the door. Thank goodness, because, there was a lot going on in the big blue house that is the Jewel Envy home: independent artists working away on their own projects, retail sales from display cases, customers being fit for custom wedding bands. Someone came over to me immediately, listened to me, and gave me a no-pressure quote on fixing a clasp and replacing tarnished silver-plated parts in my beloved item. They quoted a week and had the job done in two days--even at Christmastime. Highly recommended. Thank you, Jewel Envy!
04:02 28 Aug 15
Gillian is absolutely wonderful!!!! I highly recommend as not only someone to help you design custom pieces but also doing any resizing, jewelry repairs, etc.
17:03 28 May 15
What a great business! My mom and I took some family jewellery in to be altered and repaired. The end products (two gold bracelets and a necklace) were gorgeous, on time and priced fairly. The service was really personable. The goldsmith, Judith included a birthday note in with the jewellery. We loved the little shop in the front, with the pretty displays and it was fun to get a peak of all the work going on behind the counter.
18:09 01 May 15
After our engagement my now-wife and I went to Jewel Envy to work with one of the artisans there to design our wedding rings. The whole experience was exceptional. From careful design to expert craftsmanship, designer Fatima made sure that we were comfortable and happy every step of the way. We had a great experience, and we enjoy knowing that our wedding rings were made by someone locally - just down the street from us. A great store with great people!
So much talent in one studio! Jewel Envy is a great place to stop and shop, work with local artists to design that piece of jewellery you've always dreamed of, or take a class and make that piece of Jewellery yourself. Every time I visit there's always new work to oooh and ahhh over in a wide range of prices. I trust the owner Gillian, with all my jewelry needs.
This place is pretty neat. The handmade jewellery is great and the staff is friendly.I had a hard time finding it even though my friend told me about it. Because it is a house with a fence I wasn't sure if it was the right place and it was a little bit strange looking and I was afraid of bothering someone at home. I did go in and it was worth it! The only other thing is that I'm a not that tall and I couldn't see half of the displays because they are so tall. I automatically couldn't buy half of what was there. It is a funky place, but it was so hard to shop I'm not sure I would go back.
20:32 19 Mar 15
My husband and I went to Jewel Envy for their annual Christmas open house and thought we might find some creative presents. It was fun to walk around and discover the studio. We loved the displays which looked like new age bubbles. It’s easy to see all the creations without touching them. Each artist had its own display so you could appreciate the different styles. We were very pleased to leave the evening with a pair of beautiful cufflinks for our brother-in-law, who was delighted by his present.
19:35 19 Mar 15
I have had numerous items designed and made by Gillian from Pash Jewellery and my experiences have always been fantastic. She is very professional and friendly and she has a wonderful artistic eye for both design and function. Her craftsmanship is flawless and she shows such an enviable passion for the work that she does. Go check out her studio Jewel Envy to see her work and to also meet her adorable dog Sapphire!
12:29 16 Mar 15
What a fun place! So neat to see all the machines and cool creative people working away. And so nice to get to meet the person who designed and made my necklace! Every time I wear my swirly necklace I get lots of compliments, it's such an original piece.
17:49 13 Mar 15
Gillian made me a gorgeous ring for my son's wedding. She took diamonds from my old rings and redesigned a more modern jewellery piece for me. She gave me numerous designs to choose from and listened to my input, producing a ring that I am very proud to wear. Everywhere I go, people are always commenting on how attractive it is and I happily pass on Gillian's name and information. I highly recommend her to assist you in re-fashioning all those old jewellery pieces that sit unworn in your jewellery boxes!
14:08 11 Mar 15
Jewel Envy, I would call you the magic blue house :-)I made the first Intro Frabrication Course and looking forward to the next classes! Until january I did not have an idea how to make a metal circle, and now I can make a jewel just by myself (a simple project, but a REAL project!!). Isn't it so cool?I would sugest less then 7 students per course in order to improove the performance in class to everyone.Nice infraestructure: metal support, tools and equipments that were always working perfectly.Awesome professionals around you at all times in the studio- and a special thanks for Sasha who taught us paciently and made all your knowlegde available for us.
17:13 01 Mar 15
The stacking ring course was great. Sasha was great and very patient! 🙂 I am very happy with the 4 rings I made. Looking forward to picking another course to do soon.
17:25 28 Feb 15
First, I would like to point out my extreme bias in this review – I am the Manager, so take that as you will. Back in 2007 when I was a fledgling goldsmith I joined Jewel Envy as a member of the studio (it wasn't until years later that I was appointed managerial duties). I was delighted to join a space that was what I had envisioned for myself after finishing school. Not only equipped to the gills with more tools than a girl could need, but also a space that I receive constant advice and helpful tips. For any trained craftsperson looking for the sharing of not only tools but ideas as well our space is ideal.
I recommended Gillian to my friends in NYC (I was best man) and they had a pair of beautiful custom wedding rings made - long distance - and were overjoyed at how they turned out. Classy, elegant, unique. Thank you!
02:32 25 Feb 15
I have had so many compliments about the exquisite pieces I have purchased from Jewel Envy. Each piece is hand crafted with care. The artists are also extremely knowledgable about gemstones and precious metals and have unique designs that are truly one of a kind!!!
17:23 23 Feb 15
Great place for all your jewellery needs! Really wonderful place with so many cool designs and fun jewellery. They also do custom items, I've had several pieces done and have been extremely happy with every piece. The service is great, the team is always there to make sure you're happy, and the office dog adds a nice touch 🙂
22:19 16 Feb 15
A great selection of items across a range of price points. I took a class and was able to create and cast my own cufflinks which was very cool. Very impressed with the end result and a fun process along the way.
22:40 15 Feb 15
The pieces made for me by Gillian at Jewel Envy are replacements for family heirlooms and precious gifts which were taken in a home robbery. Everything is exquisite. They would have to be to take the place of those which I was emotionally bound to.The creative process was highly collaborative and responsive, with surprises for me and for Gillian. The pendants were adapted into convertible brooches, as I found I wanted to wear them so much more than originally anticipated. This presented engineering challenges which the team at Jewel Envy – or Gillian herself – arrived at solutions which are practical and readily wearable.
I now have truly breathtaking jewellery to which I have formed new emotional attachments. I regard them all as heirlooms which I will be passing down within my family. Some have recycled old stones – missed in the robbery – which never saw the light of day. There are modern pieces which are edgy and utterly original. Alexis has started a grouping I will be adding to which will replace all the gifts from New Mexico that are gone.
I would recommend the blue house on Roncesvalles to anyone looking for original handcrafted jewelry. Gillian’s kindness, warmth and welcoming nature bodes well for a truly giving and collaborative process. Every piece is unique. -Linda- Toronto, ON
I had the great pleasure and good luck to work with Helena at Jewel Envy recently. I brought in a few old pieces of jewelry that I no longer enjoyed, a general idea of what I hoped the old pieces could be redesigned into, and a picture from the internet.Helena took my old pieces and my general idea and she turned those into a very fabulous new piece that is a one of a kind work of art. She listened carefully to everything that I wanted and she fulfilled every aspect of the design. The whole process was transparent and she checked in with me every step of the way to make sure I was getting what I expected. She provided me with an initial sketch, then a computerized 3D image, and eventually a wax cast that I was able to try on and look at closely.
In the end the final piece surpassed my expectations and was even more beautiful than I had imaged it could be. I am delighted with the final product and my overall experience with Helena and the other staff members at Jewel Envy. The whole process was fun, engaging, and handled with professionalism. I would not hesitate to have another piece created. Thank you Helena and Jewel Envy! -Natasha- Toronto, ON
I have known Gillian and have admired her work for many years. I own some of the pieces created under her label Pash. I have been impressed by the variety of techniques and innovative details in Gillian’s work. Recently, I had the opportunity to work on a custom piece with Gillian through her company Jewel Envy. It was a pleasure to collaborate with Gillian on a special set. I found her to be an excellent listener, she came up with creative options for the design and she created studies to explore a variety of possible techniques.Her attention to detail has been very impressive and she was committed to providing the best possible option to achieve the perfect shape and texture of the pieces. I am thrilled with the end result and will treasure the one-of-a-kind pieces Gillian created. I would highly recommend Gillian and her team for any unique custom jewelry creations.
Additionally I have had the opportunity to work with Alexis of Glaciale Goldsmith at Jewel Envy. Both Gillian and Alexis have helped restore some rare vintage enamel pieces; some vintage pieces have also required modification. I really appreciate the attention to detail and the respect shown to the pieces that mean a great deal to me. I would highly recommend Gillian and her team for any unique custom jewelry creations and repair/restoration work. -Susan- Toronto, ON
I had the incredible experience of working with Jewel Envy and PASH owner, Gillian, on a custom piece to commemorate my brother. Gillian’s creative process and abundance of ideas were inspirational, supportive, and exciting. I look forward to working with Gillian on future collaborations! – Erica, LA
I really enjoyed my experience at Jewel Envy and having Alexis as my instructor was great. She taught me several techniques that I’m still using today and guided me through making some very interesting pieces. Anytime I wear the bangle or ring I made I’m sure to get a compliment. I can’t wait to take more classes in the future. -Joanna- Toronto, ON
I need to rave just a little here ok? I’ve taken several courses at Jewel Envy now and can’t begin to tell you how much I’ve enjoyed them all! All of the instructors are expert jewelers who give you both good class instruction but also, and very thankfully, lots of one-on-one guidance and assistance. I’ve learned how to enamel, rivet, solder, pierce, saw, set a bezel, create a wax cast ring, create a band ring and am so thrilled with the results!!!!!! I truly can’t wait to take my next course. To anyone who has an interest in creating jewelry, I can say with great confidence that you will LOVE Jewel Envy! They have expert instructors, excellent equipment and a learning environment that really helps you both understand and put to practice immediately what you’ve just learned. Best of all, you walk away with a beautiful, one-of-a-kind piece that YOU made! -Ellen- Ancaster, ON
I just picked up my repurposed earrings, ring and nose stud from Sasha Oda, and I have to say, everything is nicer than I even hoped! She took an old gold, diamond and ruby bracelet and made them into spectacular new pieces. I can’t stop checking everything out. -Kat- Toronto, ON
I have taken several classes at Jewel Envy, and enjoyed every one! I have learned a few new techniques, and I have always had positive and enthusiastic teachers. I really like the ability to take 1/2, 1 and 2 day courses, as I can’t always commit to a full 8-week course. The space is amazing, with all the tools you could want access to, and the classes are very personalised to each group – no matter your skill level. As a dedicated jewellery-lover, I’m always a bit thrilled every time I go in. I’m amazed at how open and yet welcoming the gallery is, with pieces by the resident artists displayed in individual domes, showcasing each artist’s work. I’m so glad I walked in one day to check out this amazing place! -Lissa- Toronto, ON
Jewel Envy offers great jewellery-making classes for beginners. It was hard to believe that in one 8-week casting class, I went from zero knowledge of silversmithing to walking away with 2 beautiful rings that turned out exactly how I wanted them. The best part is when people compliment me on them, I get to say I made them myself! I learned a lot in the classes but I also had a lot of fun–everyone who works there is very friendly and the hours I spent working on projects flew by because we were having such a good time being social while working. I highly recommend Jewel Envy’s classes to anyone interested in learning how to make unique jewellery. -Lori- Toronto, ON
I have taken 3 different classes at Jewel Envy. The teachers were terrific and very encouraging for me as a beginner. I was very happy with my finished pieces of jewellery. I attended with one of my best friends, we had such a great time. The experts are there working on their art as well so you get to see some of their work in progress. I recommend their classes to anyone whether just for a fun day or make something special that you can be proud of. -Sheri-Toronto, ON
Gillian combines flawless craftsmanship with unique and artistic designs to produce incredible jewellery. I own several necklaces, earrings and rings that she has made and I constantly get compliments on her work whenever I wear a piece. I greatly enjoyed designing my ring with Gillian because she was able to figure out my design preferences and offer very creative suggestions to help co-create the perfect ring for me. She is very professional and friendly and she definitely puts a lot of passion and enthusiasm into her work. Thanks Gillian! -Dianne- Victoria, BC
I bought one of Gillian’s stunning necklaces several years ago and have always considered it one of my very favourite pieces. Recently I wanted it adjusted, and finding myself in Toronto, decided to pay a visit to Jewel Envy for help. Gillian was fantastic! We were pressed for time as we had to leave the city, and although I was willing to leave the necklace, Gillian offered to make the adjustment that afternoon. When I returned, I found a sparkling necklace, beautifully cleaned and fitted just for me! I am so grateful for Gillian’s professionalism and generosity (there was no charge) as well of course for the beauty and style of her unique pieces! Can’t recommend her highly enough! -Caroline- London, ON
I first discovered Gillian Batcher years ago at Harbourfront, and since then she’s gone from one strength to the next. First as an award-winning jewelry maker, then to establish her PASH practice, later on to found the Jewel Envy studio in the big blue house on Roncesvalles with its warm collective and collaborative spirit. She has made me custom jewelry, refashioned wonderful new pieces from old, most recently my five mix and match stacking rings. I’ve bought from Gillian and her colleagues at the studio for years, and once even purchased a necklace she was actually wearing at the time! It doesn’t get better than that! -Bronwyn- Toronto, ON