The Best Jewellery Stores in Toronto
The 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 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 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 »