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The Best Jewellery Stores in Toronto

Posted by Robyn Urback / April 29, 2011

Jewellery Stores TorontoThe best jewellery stores in Toronto have a way of uplifting the spirit. I know that sounds hokey, and believe me--I'm not going to get all karma and moon sign on you--but truthfully, fine jewellery has a power unmatched by most tangibles known to man.

We're not talking about costume jewellery or off-the-rack accessories here, but exquisite, finely crafted pieces that have been intricately designed and meticulously formed. Using precious and semi-precious stones and metals, this jewellery is an expression of the creativity of the designer, or, if you're working with a good custom-creator, your own emotions and intentions. Some jewelers in Toronto have mastered this art perfectly.

Here are the best jewellery stores in Toronto.

Made You Look

Made You Look

Made You Look is a Parkdale paradise for jewellery lovers, with lots of unique pieces made by local designers. Made You Look's specialty, though, is custom jewellery, with a collective of on-site designers there to help you put an idea on your finger. Because really, is there anything better? For less hefty budgets, the store also has a costume/casual sister-location on the south side of the street. More »

Anne Sportun

Anne Sportun

You know you're crafting something special when Canada Post puts your hand on a postage stamp. That happened to Anne Sportun, whose experimetal jewellery, hand-crafted by a team in Toronto, has earned her the reputation of one of the best in the city. Started on Queen West, Anne Sportun jewellery is now available in stores internationally. More »

The Devil's Workshop

The Devil's Workshop

Not only can you buy your beloved something special from The Devil's Workshop, but you can also create something too. And by "create" I mean "create," not simply "design." Housed across from the Chocolate Factory Lofts near Trinity Bellwoods Park, The Devil's Workshop offers programs such as its Wedding Band Workshop and Silversmith for Beginners, as well as jewellery made by local artists. More »

Flux + Form

Flux + Form

While its location is certainly not ostentatious, tucked away in an old space on Sherbourne Street between Queen and Richmond, Flux +Form offers stunning pieces made of precious and semi-precious stones and metals. Designers Suzanne Crudden and Kim Drosdick sell pieces from their own collections, as well as work with customers to create special one-of-a-kinds. More »

Mindham Fine Jewellery

Mindham Fine Jewellery

Venerable Canadian jewellery designer Myles Mindham offers his gorgeous and often nature-inspired pieces from a new location on Hazelton Avenue. Formerly on the ground floor of the Park Hyatt, Mindham Fine Jewellery has been a Toronto spot for exquisite, classic jewellery for over 20 years. More »

Studio 1098

Studio 1098

Gemmologists, designers and metalsmiths Tamara Kronis and Kathryn Dieroff offer a variety of collections at Studio1098, many of which are inspired by flowers and plants. Located, appropriately, at 1098 Yonge Street in Rosedale, Kronis and Dieroff also work with customers to create custom pieces, and remake old jewellery into something new. More »

Fair Trade Jewellery Co.

Fair Trade Jewellery Co.

Not simply nice to look at, the fine jewellery from Fair Trade Jewellery Co. on Parliament north of Carleton is also totally ethical. The shop is North America's first registered operator for fair trade fair mined gold and platinum, and its diamonds are all certified Canadian. Wedding and engagement rings can be custom made. More »

Leif Benner

Leif Benner

Operating out of the Case Goods Warehouse in the Distillery District, designer/goldsmith Leif Benner creates custom rings and exquisite accessories. His wedding bands and engagement rings have earned him quite the reputation in Toronto, working with all sorts of stones, colours, and textures. More »

Linda Penwarden Jewellery

Linda Penwarden Jewellery

Linda Penwarden offers her personally designed collection, as well as custom creations, out of her store on Mount Pleasant south of Eglinton. Much of Penwarden's jewellery is inspired by leaves and nature, and she works with a variety of stones and metals, and only Canadian or conflict-free diamonds. More »

Discussion

48 Comments

Tapcon / April 29, 2011 at 09:48 am
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WHAT NO TIFFANY!?!?!!
bling replying to a comment from Tapcon / April 29, 2011 at 09:56 am
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..or Spence???
HHH / April 29, 2011 at 11:06 am
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Kim Drosdick from Flux+Form helped me designed and build our engagement ring and also our wedding band. She was great to work with. She worked within our modest budget, extremely personable and professional. Most importantly, the rings themselves are spectacular. I definitely recommend her to anyone looking to purchase/make jeweleries.
arentyouspecial replying to a comment from HHH / April 29, 2011 at 11:16 am
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Good for you hun.
We all couldn't be happier that you got married.

This is Kate's day. You've had yours.
saltspring / April 29, 2011 at 01:00 pm
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There is no acceptable substitute for Tiffany's. All others are pretenders.
WTF WHY NO.... / April 29, 2011 at 01:33 pm
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Why isn't the jewelery counter at Zellers not on here!? Or Claire's!??!?!
surprised.. / April 29, 2011 at 03:59 pm
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Green's Antiques is a really cool/retro antique store and they also have really cool vintage gold and silver jewelry, im surprised they aren't on the list ...
Amrita / April 29, 2011 at 03:59 pm
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I love the guys at Fair Trade Jewellery - they are making our wedding rings. Their workmanship is excellent, they are super knowledgeable about materials and their craft, and I love knowing that my jewellery is sourced and certified as being fair trade.

So nice to see them on this list.
surprised.. / April 29, 2011 at 03:59 pm
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oh and Green's Antiques is right beside fair trade.. 529 Parliament!
corktown11 / April 30, 2011 at 12:12 pm
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Lief Benner in the Distillery makes the most stunning, original pieces. I will not buy "good" jewelery anywhere else. His custom work is amazing, and he offers lifetime cleaning/checking on his pieces. On top of all that, he's a super nice guy. Glad to see you included him in this listing.
j-lo / June 1, 2011 at 06:12 pm
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Keep good track of your inventory if you do consignment at Made You Look. They don't pay you and claim they've given you work back when they haven't - which is basically stealing. Then just blatantly lie about it.
I didn't listen when friends told me it happened to them, but then it happened to me. People should boycott this store.
areyouforreal replying to a comment from arentyouspecial / June 17, 2011 at 12:00 am
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are you for real? lolz.
Jimmy Choo / August 13, 2011 at 11:41 pm
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On top of all that, he's a super nice guy. Glad to see you included him in this listing.
ivanne / December 8, 2011 at 05:47 pm
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There is another jewellery store further east, "Zilberschmuck" you will find amazing jewellery from well known artists and a very dedicated gallery owner, Cheryl Fraser.
Marissa / December 8, 2011 at 10:04 pm
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And Matsu! You forgot Matsu!
justin / January 22, 2012 at 09:27 pm
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the best quality workmanship i ever saw in toronto at diamond source jewellery in sherway gardens mall ..master jeweller with quality assured ,knowledjeble 7 affordable i highly recomand ..
chandan s dhar / February 15, 2012 at 06:13 am
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Hello
Sir / Madam
My name is chandan and I’m looking for jewelery job ….
My experience is 18 years, I work since 1994 june…and I known all type of diamond setting,polishing, Ring sizing,rhodium, repair, and designing , etc…………………
My email – technokraft007@yahoo.co.in Jewelers1976@yahoo.com
Mobile - 1-869-6642205
chandan s dhar / February 15, 2012 at 06:14 am
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Hello
Sir / Madam
My name is chandan and I’m looking for jewelery job ….
My experience is 18 years, I work since 1994 june…and I known all type of diamond setting,polishing, Ring sizing,rhodium, repair, and designing , etc………………….
My email – technokraft007@yahoo.co.in / Jewelers1976@yahoo.com
Mobile - 1-869-6642205
Zac replying to a comment from Tapcon / February 18, 2012 at 02:00 pm
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This list is a joke. How are you rating these stores in the first place? I like that you included only local businesses but the there are so many factors missing from your analysis... I hope that people aren't taking this post seriously because it's certainly not very informative - and you're missing a number fo locations West Toronto and North Toronto that should DEFINITELY be included.
Tommy Mottola / February 18, 2012 at 02:10 pm
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My favourite place in Toronto is Fortunes Fine Jewellers.
Custom Made Jewellery and incredible service. Friendly and knowledgeable staff making shopping there a great experience
Dr. Shrinker / February 18, 2012 at 02:48 pm
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Some great places if I ever get married and need to buy my gal a ring-great work, Blog TO.
Lori Fisher / May 30, 2012 at 07:32 pm
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Don't Forget Elle Hardware, at Queen and Bathurst!
SO UNIQUE, Love it there!!
Sally / August 28, 2012 at 12:03 pm
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If you're in the Vaughan area there's a really nice independent store called Diamond Cut Jewellers. They do beautiful custom engagement rings and wedding bands for reasonable prices. When my husband and I bought our wedding bands, the store owner was very honest and helpful in making sure we got exactly what we wanted with the budget we had.
COSPLAY / September 26, 2012 at 11:01 pm
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Some great places if I ever get married and need to buy my gal a ring-great work, Blog TO.
Diamond Specialist# / October 16, 2012 at 05:32 am
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A great article representation and so much of information if i say about Toronto my best store is Armand Jewelers. They provide you as per your requirement. There are so many in this article shows greatness of the article.
Laura / November 28, 2012 at 05:12 pm
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I love Anice Jewellery in Kensington Market (Dundas & Augusta) She re-works vintage pieces into beautiful jewellery and does custom and repairs
pooja gupta / December 7, 2012 at 04:17 am
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Very nice article.
Having lots of good information.
Tony / December 10, 2012 at 09:40 am
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A new jewellery store opened up on 38 Avenue Rd. called Knar Jewellery. They are a family owned and operated business who craft incredible custom made jewellery and sell very high quality and trending fashion. They also carry Hearts On Fire Diamonds, the worlds most perfectly cut diamonds. If you haven't seen these diamonds yet your in for a crazy surprise. Go to Knar and ask to see these beauties under a microscope and you will be baffled by their meticulous craft for perfection.
Oliver Jewellery / December 23, 2012 at 12:06 pm
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So many choices, so little time. Excellent collection of jewellery stores. To add to the list, you might want to check out Oliver Jewellery's new store. He still pays top cash for used gold jewellery - and now he sells brand name products at half the retail list price. Awesome opportunity for save some serious money.
Oliver Jewellery replying to a comment from Zac / December 23, 2012 at 01:44 pm
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Good observation Zac. And most people just want a fair price for their gold and jewellery whether buying or selling.
Michelle / January 17, 2013 at 11:52 am
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Also check out this cute boutique on Yorkville. Just infront of Remy's on the second floor. The Black Box Boutique really unique products and a beautiful environment to shop it. Also have guys jewelry and watches ! Great online store as well.
Royal Dubai Jewellers / January 29, 2013 at 06:57 pm
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I would go to Royal Dubai Jewellers at Mississauga, it's rated Top in 18k-22k Gold Jewellery, they have the best prices vs quality...they also carry investment bars and free repair service, check them out at 7146 aiport Rd, 905-976-1212
Livie / February 17, 2013 at 02:48 pm
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You should also check out LJ & Diamonds at Eglinton Square in Scarborough. It's a little out of the way but the owner is an award winning designer and she will customize any piece you want and rework old pieces. They have a lot of pieces designed in house that are really unique
Wysoka Olenka / March 11, 2013 at 03:29 am
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We have a hidden gem here in downtown Toronto. It is called CamexInc.com and is run by Jan and Urszula Gawrylczyk near Carlton and Church. They often say to their clients: Shop for clothing designs in Yorkville and accessorize with us! They have simple yet high quality finish in semi-precious stone and crystal designs. You can visit their private studio by appointment or buy online on Etsy.com at incredibly low prices. You can find them at http://www.etsy.com/shop/camexinc

Please have a look at their client feedback!
Candice King-Stewart / May 28, 2013 at 10:35 pm
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So although I didn't make your list this time (I have no retail location), I do have a wholesale showroom where I accept clients for custom orders. I am a Toronto based Jewelry designer.
www.candicekingstewart.com Thx!
unique jewelry / June 15, 2013 at 03:43 pm
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Venerable Canadian jewellery designer Myles Mindham offers his gorgeous and often nature-inspired pieces from a new location on Hazelton Avenue.
Daniel Friedmann / July 7, 2013 at 10:54 am
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Another "best of" list that leaves out some of the most established jewellery stores in Toronto.
Without a doubt, I suggest you add Silverbridge on Cumberland Street to this list. http://www. silverbridge.com.
Costin Lazar's collection includes some fantastic diamond rings.
Mike / July 9, 2013 at 03:15 pm
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THIS POSTING NEEDS TO BE READ

ASI Boutique in Toronto's beach area is owned and operated by the closest thing to a jewelry thief. Not only were the prices quoted for services rendered incorrect and double what they should have been, but while servicing, my engagement ring was damaged beyond repair. All that was requested was a rubber ring stopper for my new engagement ring, and instead I got a metal one, which upon being applied to the ring, did damage to the platinum band and setting. Now, I am left with a brand new but damaged engagement ring, a headache from dealing with the owner, and regret in trusting ANYTHING valuable to these "questionable" business owners.

Hopefully this posting prevents others from the same misfortune that me and my fiancee recently underwent.

Thanks for reading.
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herveywilna / October 25, 2013 at 05:08 am
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You've shared very valuable information here. I really like it. It will be helpful to find out the best deal of jewellery buying in Toronto.
Custom Jewellery / October 25, 2013 at 03:03 pm
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I've bought bodychains and headchains from an online store in Toronto called Faire de la Mode. Not sure if there's a retail location though.
Luciana Dumphreys / October 27, 2013 at 04:37 pm
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Just had the best experience getting my engagement ring at CYNTHIA FINDLAY ANTIQUES, she has the most amazing and huge selection of rings of all types, prices and stones. Hugely pleasant staff, great opening hours, can't thank them enough. Amazing store!
Alex / October 30, 2013 at 02:21 pm
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I had a great experience working with Sevan at Ast Jewlers in selecting a stone and custom designing a ring. He was extremely accomodative with the short time horizon I had to work with and most importantly, was honest and trustworthy.
Kaith / October 30, 2013 at 02:24 pm
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I hit quite a few jewelers before I met Sevan at AST jewellery. I was relieved when I was met with his relaxed and informative style. The ring I got was top notch and at an unbeatable price. More importantly, he seemed more concerned with teaching me about diamonds and making my own decisions than selling me a specific ring. Check out Sevan setup at AST, you won't be disappointed.
Justin Gumby / January 3, 2014 at 04:00 pm
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My girlfriend and I (now fiancée) were referred to Sevan at AST Jewellery by a friend of ours. Taking a look at his site we found something we wanted (she wanted a coloured stone and we landed on sapphire) to which we promptly set up a time to go meet him and try it on! Not only was he quick to respond but he made us feel very comfortable with our flurry of questions and took the time to explain various cuts, clarity, etc. This man knows his craft very well and we could tell how passionate he is about it. We figured out what we wanted and moved forward. Sevan takes you along every step of the way, is honest, assuring, kind and simply a genuinely nice person. When making a big purchase and a big decision like getting engaged it just amplifies the excitement when the person you're buying the ring from is so fantastic. A brilliant experience. Highly recommended and we'll be back for the wedding bands and be referring any of our friends to him. Thanks Sevan! jc
Karen / January 5, 2014 at 11:17 pm
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I found beautiful handmade soutache earrings jewelry by Victoria Sorkin at Made You Look. She's a local jewelry and fashion designer. www.victoriasorkin.com
Gaitree / February 26, 2014 at 02:21 pm
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Great list!
Bryan Lew / March 23, 2014 at 08:34 pm
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Sevan was amazing throughout the purchasing process. We were obviously newbies at purchasing such high value jewelries and Sevan could have simply tried to sell us something quickly for him to make a quick profit and move on to the next customers. Sevan instead took the time to walk us through the various details about diamonds, educating us on the process, the quality of the diamonds and more importantly, how weight is not everything when you're looking at diamonds. E.g. if I remember correctly, Blue Nile was selling a 1.5 carat round cut diamond significantly cheaper than the one we were looking at with him. Sevan walked us through how to read the proportions and how the cheaper diamonds really have weird proportions, e.g. the Blue Nile diamond had all the weight on the bottom of the diamond that no one would see anyway. He explained the proportions of the one we ended up purchasing, showing how we had the perfect balance for the best sparkles and "fire". He also took the time to listen to my wife's preference in regards to the band. While she wanted the band to be as thin as possible, Sevan explained that since he's offering lifetime warranty on the ring, he also needs to be comfortable with the thickness, so that the ring doesn't break next time Joan holds a mug, for example. Both parties compromised and my wife loves the band's thickness. Everybody was happy - which is what I think Sevan was aiming for. His passion in this line of business definitely shone through the several meetings we had together. What more can you ask from a jeweler?
Courtney / April 13, 2014 at 07:08 pm
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Can Imention my online shop: http://www.NoraBridal.com we do Swarovski, silver, etc. No real diamonds though. And I promice the best prices.

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