Whether it’s apart of your everyday wardrobe or something you like to dazzle on for special occasions, jewelry can bring a beautiful little touch to any outfit. We all know that the type of jewelry we purchase can be a form of expression but it’s also a great opportunity to support amazing Canadian designers and brands.
With the holidays coming, jewelry can also make great gifts for anyone on your list (including yourself!). There’s no denying that giving the gift of a little box is a great way to show that you put a lot of thought into a gift, especially when the jewelry itself is thoughtfully purchased.
Also, side note – you can also always buy yourself something nice because 1. why not? and 2. you don’t need to wait on someone to buy you something to make you feel special! Sometimes buying yourself a little something is a great way to demonstrate a little self-love 🙂
Here’s some places we love to shop for a little glam right here in Canada:
Made with love in Montreal, Katherine Karambelas works alongside her three passionate daughters to empower women and encourage their strength, intelligence and beauty. Their pieces are loved by It Girls (#kkitgirl), including Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, Christine Cho and they even a collection with Jordyn Woods. With items made to order, recycled jewelry components and sample pieces plus support for the global environmental organization 1% For The Planet, Katherine Karambelas is committed to sustainable practices.
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Created for the mindful and modern woman, Cadette Jewelry makes timeless pieces used as an extension of the wearers self-expression. Creator, Allison Asis, proudly hand makes each item which can’t be replicated by mass-production, which also eliminates heavy water use, pollution and a large carbon footprint. The pieces draws inspirations from modern art and design, nature and the journey of womanhood.
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Ger and Suzie Chemel, journey began back in their Western dorm room when their shared love of jewelry sparked the start for Foxy Originals. The two designers keep things trendy, lead-free and budget-friendly, in their Toronto production studio, with new collections launching seasonally while always travelling in search of new colours, patterns and inspirations.They also offer a recycling program, where customers send in their well-loved Foxy pieces for them to get melted down and turned into new reusable items, and in return get a 20% off coupon code.
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Made with minimalistic designs and geometric cuts, owner and artist, Emily Hartwell McPhee, draws her inspiration from the nature that surrounds her in her home of Salt Spring Island, BC. For the lover of simple things, adventure and the earth, HART + STONE focuses on quality over quantity and is crafted using precise attention to detail. Whenever possible they also use recycled gold and silver and try to source their materials from places with ethical mining and working conditions.
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Handcrafted and thoughtfully designed by an all-woman crew from start to finish made in Vancouver. Wolf Circus thinks of the environment by using materials from either recycled sterling silver or recycled bronze that’s coated in a high grade 14k gold plating. They inspires others to embrace their confidence in their daily life with well-priced and high quality pieces to create attainable luxury.
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