ROCK SOME CUSTOM ROCKS

So you guys know we LOVE doing custom work here at Jewel Envy, right? If you have ever thought of getting something made for you or a loved one, but didn’t know where to start, let me help point you in an interesting direction:)
Here at the studio, we have a selection of beautiful and unusual gemstones, that are just begging to be put to good use.
Here are a few of them:
This is amolite. What a beautiful shimmery colour! Absolutely perfect for spring. This would be amazing as the focal point of a necklace, but it would also make your friends green with envy (sorry, had to do it!) as a large and in-charge cocktail ring.

 Smithsonite. It reminds me of sea glass, though this is actually zinc. It makes me think of the beach, and it would look perfect against a backdrop of a sunkissed tan!:)
Watermelon Tourmaline. So so so juicy and the perfect embodiment of summer picnics and fireworks in the park. These two beauties would be absolutely stunning as a matched pair of earrings, don’t you think?!
These beautiful gemstones really give life and personality to your design – their not-so-standard shapes and spectacular colours are a great starting point for an entirely original and one-of-a-kind piece.
Have a great and sunny day!
xx sash

gemstones ♥ ♥ ♥

I LOVE GEMSTONES!!!!! Did you know that?! They are beautiful and they sparkle and they shine and they come in all the colours of the rainbow and beyond. Most jewellers and goldsmiths share my love, as well as most of the general population, so yeah, I guess this is not shocking information. But did I mention that I looooove gemstones?!
I recently went to Friday Night Live at the ROM – I highly recommend you check this out – and I spent a silly amount of time in the gemstone room. Drooling. (And drinking.)
Here is the photographic evidence:
This is actually not my photo, but it showcases all the lovely showcases:)
Close-up view of some fluorite. Again, not my picture, but how pretty?!

 So this is my picture. This is a 100kg (OMIGOSH) gold coin that is worth an estimated $1 million dollars! Just thinking of all the pretty things I could make… sigh. This coin, and the entire gemstone room, in fact, was donated by the Barrick gold mining company. Thank you Barrick!

 Fellow goldsmith Iona K. and I checking out the stones. Photo by Tom K.
See you at the ROM!
~sash

Juicy Gemstones

Oh hey, hai you guys!  
I just wanted to share a bit of a sneak peek.  I have decided to add a lot more colour to my jewellery, 
so I picked up a few pieces of rough gemstone this week.
Getting stones custom-cut isn’t necessarily cheap, but it adds so much to the design and value of the piece.  Plus, I love getting EXACTLY what I want.  You know?
Take a look at these beauties:
Rainbow obsidian, rhodochrosite, amazonite, chrysoprase, ruby, larimar, lapis, and orange calcite.
Can you tell which is which?!
Stay tuned, I will definitely update with the finished products within the next few weeks.  Yay!
xx sash.
PS – I want a million dollars to spend on more gemstones!

Spring, are you there?

I don’t know about you, but I am definitely ready for spring. Not just for the warmer weather and casual strolls down the street instead of running from A to B so I don’t have to spend time in the arctic wind, but also because I am ready for a bit of colour. You know, flowers, grass, clothing that consists of more than black coats, and jewellery (of course!).

Something I am really excited about is a new line of stacking rings that I am working on that will be made out of the different colours of gold (yellow, rose, green) and have coloured gemstones. What colour combo would you like?

Panton colours spring summer 2014
I’m going to have a Hemolck/green gold combo, and a Violet Tulip/rose gold combo!

Jewellery Trends: Spring 2014

Big. Bold. Beautiful Baubles.

Well by the looks of the Spring 2014 Fashion shows we have seen so far this year size definitely matters. Large pieces with gemstones and acrylics dominate the runway. Gold, gold and more gold! Take a look at some of Jewel Envy’s favourites:

Diamonds baby, diamonds.
                                                                 

Screen Actors Guild Awards 2014:

Where the rich and famous come to show off their hot bodies, gorgeous dresses and (what we are all really here for) JEWELLERY.

  Well after I saw that we gave the Golden Globes and all those bling wearing celebs a little attention I thought I would follow suit with a few of my faves from the recent Screen Actors Guild awards. Pretty no?
Julia! Those are some cool earrings girl!
Anne Hathaway and a fountain of diamonds and rubies.

Naomi Watts and some seriously gorgeous jewels.
Blue eyes, blue dress and one crazy cool blue necklace!

Gemstones

The goldsmiths
of Jewel Envy love sourcing gemstones for custom creations.  Whether you
want a sapphire that matches the colour of someone’s eyes, a birthstone, or even simply a favourite colour.  We can find it for you to make a unique piece of jewellery.

To have something made in time for Valentine’s, drop in or call (647) 436-6709 to book a
consultation:

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