No outfit is complete without a little bit of shine, and luckily for us, there are plenty of Canadian jewelers here to satisfy our cravings for all things sparkly. Here in Toronto, there are so may home-grown talents to choose from to suit every style and price point as well. Since we love sharing our favourite local treasures at Avenue24, here are five amazing Toronto-based jewelry designers that you need to check out!
Chances are you’ve seen this trendy jewelry line pop up in your Facebook feed, or on one of your favourite local bloggers. This female-founded company aims to inject luxury into your everyday life, minus the luxury cost. By keeping the focus on accessibility and eliminating traditional industry markups, their prices remain affordable - so you can stock up on your favourite minimalist pieces without sacrificing quality.
For statement pieces that are sure to turn heads, Jenny Bird is the designer for you. Crafted in gold and silver without the steep prices that often accompany fine jewelry, her line has garnered a massive international fanbase (known affectionately as the Birdgirls). The pieces are often geometrically inspired, but always with an eye for clean, modern designs.
Specializing in lucite jewelry, Corey’s pieces are true works of art. Blurring the lines between fashion and art, they add an avant-garde appeal to any look with fluid yet sculptural appeal. In clear and coloured plastic, her work has been featured in Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and dozens of other features, so you can bet that it’s fashion editor-approved.
Although her main focus is on custom engagement and wedding rings, Montreal-born Emily Gill’s entire selection of vintage-inspired jewels is enough to make you swoon. Her whimsical and romantic designs feature coloured glass inlays and art deco motifs on everything from pendant necklaces to earrings to heirloom rings that you’ll want to pass down to future generations.
Mixed metals, natural stones and lively patterns make up the core of BIKO’s contemporary designs. Crafted by Corinne Anestopoulos and her team in Toronto, pieces take inspiration from the designer’s world travels. It’s an eclectic line filled with playful pieces to spice up your jewelry collection and add some joy to your next look.