Ok so it’s not quite appropriate to eat for dinner but jewellery can certainly be worn during dinner or really any other time you feel the need to add some sparkle on your body.
December 2021 marked our 15 year anniversary as a boutique retail and working studio space. We started off a lot smaller on Spadina Ave but have made Roncesvalles our home for the last 9 years. If the times were different we would have had a big celebration but alas it was not to be last year so we got creative and asked you our amazing customers to share a special memory about the shop or a piece of jewellery from here and as a thank you we did a random draw for a little shopping spree in the store on us.
We deeply appreciated everyone who wrote in. All names were entered into an excel spreadsheet and we used a random number generator to pick the winner. There were far to many lovely notes to share in just one blog post so I have chosen the winner and one more.
Yesterday our lucky winner had the opportunity to come and shop in person and you can read her entry as well as see a selection of her jewellery from here below.
How can I show my love for Jewel Envy and all the talented, creative artists? Buy their jewelry, of course! Over the years my collection has grown, many of these pieces are near and dear to my heart as they were made for me, while partnering with the artists.
I absolutely love every one of these jewels and will definitely be adding more from Jewel Envy to my collection.
Your social media page is one of my favourites as I get to see a glimpses of beautiful, sparkly, unique creations.
From the many other entries I chose this one because it truly highlights the sentiment of jewellery and what we do here. Please enjoy the touching story by a customer we started working with just before the pandemic began.
This is about memories and what you’ve done to enrich them.
My mother died and left behind dozens of pieces. There was a blind auction for the four heirs. In English, it meant that no one got every item they wanted. Horse trading was allowed – and that helped. That said, most of the settings were dated. I found out about you guys totally by accident – from a woman working across the street from you.
We have relied on you to reinvent pieces that retain our memories of the stones, my mother’s love of baubles and my father’s love of buying gems for our mother.
I’ll share one backstory. My father never smoked cigarettes. But his 5 sisters sent him cigarettes during WWII that he could use for barter. He bought diamonds. I wear the largest engagement ring diamond as a pendant every day. And think of everyone involved in getting it from Holland to around my neck. And you – Jewel Envy – is a part of that story.