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The Best Jewellery Stores in Toronto

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / February 12, 2015

jewellery stores torontoThe best jewellery stores in Toronto celebrate the marriage of exquisite, precious materials with a craftsman's eye. "Precious," by the way, doesn't just mean "expensive". Though a large number of these shops do prize diamonds, sapphires, gold and silver, and cater especially to the Romeos and Juliets looking to present that special someone with some major hardware (custom or off-the-shelf), others transform more base materials into beautiful pieces that hold a different kind of value.

Here are the best jewellery stores in Toronto.

See also:

The top 10 independent jewelry designers in Toronto
8 stores to buy vintage jewelry in Toronto

Made You Look

Made You Look

Parkdale's Made You Look has been a favourite source for locally-made, ethically-sourced jewels since 2001. Over 100 Toronto jewelers are represented, offering everything from costume pieces to diamonds and platinum - but if that's not enough of a selection, they also offer custom design services. More »

Studio1098

Studio1098

This Rosedale shop welcomes those to create custom engagement rings - but it's not their solitary (or, dare we say, the solitaire) focus. They also offer a range of traditional fine jewellery and will help customers remake older jewels into the item of their dreams. More »

Fair Trade Jewellery Co.

Fair Trade Jewellery Co.

True to the name, this Cabbagetown company seeks to allay Torontonians' concerns about the origins of their jewellery, sourcing materials through their own supply chain of ethical producers. The shop's jewels are made from certified Canadian (and conflict-free) stones and ethically mined metals. More »

Bluboho

Bluboho

This midtown shop, a recent offshoot of their first location in Oakville specializes in delicate, girlishly modern fine jewellery. Their pieces tend toward the delicate and wearable, making it an ideal hunting ground for gifts (that, and their healthy selection of pieces under $250). More »

Armed

Armed

Armed designer Desiree Girlato deals in handmade brass pieces that often link in deconstructed vintage elements. Her own aesthetic tends toward rock-and-roll, but bohemian earth mothers and prim pencil-skirt types alike will find something to love at her green-painted Dundas West shop. More »

Anice Jewel Boutique

Anice Jewel Boutique

This little jewel box of a shop in Kensington gives new life to vintage charms, findings and otherwise-forgotten treasures, upcycling them into unique and on-trend wearables. Choose from owner Brittany Hopkins' designs, or choose your own components from around the store and get them fused into something one-of-a-kind. More »

The Devil's Workshop

The Devil's Workshop

This jewellery shop, located across from Trinity-Bellwoods on Queen St., doesn't just have "workshop" in their name for show - though they produce and sell fine jewellery designs, the real standout here are their DIY sessions, including a very popular wedding band-making session for singles and couples. More »

Flux + Form

Flux + Form

Forged through the partnership of jewelers Kim Drosdick and Sue Crudden, this hidden-away shop at Sherbourne and Richmond features pieces by both designers (featuring precious and semiprecious stones). They also offer custom jewellery services out of the space. More »

Gilding the Lily

Gilding the Lily

Hollywood stylist Annie Jagger brought a touch of LA glitz to the Distillery when she opened this boutique, full of cutting-edge fine jewellery from designers around the world. Head here if you're looking to splash out on edgy-elegant pieces like ear jackets and cocktail rings. More »

Elle Hardware

Elle Hardware

The Queen and Bathurst boutique nails a high-low mix of pieces from local and international designers. Go as low as $20 for funky costume jewellery or splash out on handcrafted statement necklaces, earrings, and even headpieces. More »

Cynthia Findlay Antiques

Cynthia Findlay Antiques

While there's a broad focus on antiques at this shop in King West's theatre district, jewellery is the main event - from antique and vintage to contemporary items. They specialize in engagement rings - if you want proof, check out the massive gallery of happy couples on their Facebook page. More »

Anne Sportun

Anne Sportun

Anne Sportun's West Queen West shop is a Toronto institution. Their wide selection of fine jewels, crafted by a team of goldsmiths, walks the line between elegant and experimental; of particular note are their gorgeously textured wedding bands. More »

Leif Benner

Leif Benner

From his studio in the Distillery District's Case Goods Warehouse, Benner works with clients to create one-of-a-kind items, including engagement rings with a variety of stones (coloured sapphires are a hallmark). More »

Mark Lash

Mark Lash

Designer Lash has two boutiques - one in Richmond Hill, the other on Eglinton - but his reach extends far beyond Toronto, with numerous Hollywood celebs seen sporting his jewels. In addition to wedding-ready pieces, the shop also offers custom work and bolder, trendier items. More »

Matsu

Matsu

Jennifer Shigetomi puts her organically-influenced style on display at her Yonge and Eglinton shop. Shigetomi's earrings, rings and pendants, mostly rendered in silver, are gently reminiscent of leaves, vines and lilypads. More »

Discussion

20 Comments

Cynthia Findlays / February 12, 2015 at 01:44 pm
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Got my 1920's platinum engagement ring from here, great place if you are looking for something different :)
Clay / February 12, 2015 at 02:23 pm
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This post emphasizes the need for men to shell out on Valentine's Day.
Mike / February 12, 2015 at 03:44 pm
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What no spence diamonds on there? ahaha
flux+ form / February 12, 2015 at 05:15 pm
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Thanks blogTO and to voters for including us on your list again! It is a big deal for us little brick & mortar shops to have someone thinking of us, thanks again blogTO!
Bucasjack / February 13, 2015 at 12:09 pm
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I never see Design By Sevan in these lists. Sevan works out of a converted condo unit on Portland and Richmond and does fantastic work. No overheads that as storefront would have. He's also extremely informative about diamonds and how to choose the best one. Highly recommended.
http://designbysevan.com/
joanna / February 13, 2015 at 10:40 pm
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Grace and Angeline in Bloor West Village has beautiful products and great service.
Arira / February 14, 2015 at 08:49 am
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I really like Classic Creations at Yonge and Cummer
Melissa Tominaga / February 15, 2015 at 08:56 am
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There is also Pamela Lauz Jewellery in Leslieville. I just love her contemporary and sculptural collections. www.pamelalauz.com.
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Vincent / March 14, 2015 at 11:11 am
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There are more then one company that can custom built jewelry , there are many companies that you can find online and on Etsy, you can find unique , antique items there.
for example:

https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/226007125/the-trojan-horse
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Matthew / March 19, 2015 at 04:33 pm
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!Xam Diamonds are the freshest entrant in the fine jewellery scene. Most of their work is custom design with boutiques at 366 Bay and in Vaughan. Service is amazing, and I love that I work with a designer (all GB grads), not a salesperson. See their stuff at www.facebook.com/xamdiamonds.
Liza Elza / March 31, 2015 at 09:39 am
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So interesting article! I am impressed by these jewellery. I will send this article to my brother because he wants to buy something to his wife!
Derek / April 20, 2015 at 07:25 pm
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There is a spot on Colborne St. downtown that MUST be on this list. Livia Diamonds (www.liviadiamonds.com). They give back to the community and it's a sweet location. Aret's a 3rd generation jeweller and he's changing the game. All my friends have gone to him and now call him their trusted life-long jeweller.
Derek / April 20, 2015 at 07:26 pm
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http://www.liviadiamonds.com
Greg / April 27, 2015 at 12:08 am
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AlexisGallery.com is the BEST! Alexis made my engagement ring and I couldn't be happier. She sent me 3D digital renderings so I could make sure the design was 100% the way I wanted it. Don't waste your money on a brand name like Tiffany's or Birks. I bought a much larger (and higher quality) diamond from Alexis- my budget went way further than I was quoted in the stores.
Greg / April 27, 2015 at 12:08 am
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http://alexisgallery.com/
Katrina / May 2, 2015 at 10:51 am
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I bought my wedding ring from Anne Sportun. It was great. Prices are reasonable here.
Alok kumar / May 30, 2015 at 02:09 am
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Great jewelry by Toronto which also make discount and reliable, by this reference i also got beautiful ring with stone mounted.its really nice.
Lana / June 9, 2015 at 11:17 am
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I'm voting for http://www.liviadiamonds.com in Toronto. They made my ring and I couldn't be happier.

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