The Best Jewellery Stores in Toronto
The 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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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