Friday, March 16, 2018


Hello, everyone! I'm Xin, I'm a Intern at Jewel Envy. Today is my 6th week being here! I am very lucky enough to have the internship change at Jewel envy and meet all the cool goldsmiths! Especially Gillian and Alexis give me the precious chance to be here and help me to growing up in a studio environment. Currently  I am a 3 year Jewellery Arts student at George Brown College. So I would like to show some of my Jewellery pieces here!


Sunday, March 4, 2018

Upcoming Classes

Upcoming Classes

Hello Sunday Readers,

All classes are taught by our trained resident jewellers. Whether you want to learn how to make jewellery as a hobby, use it as a delightful departure from your day job, or want to transition to a career in the arts we can help steer you in the right direction with support along the way. Many of our students go onto study jewellery full time at school and continue on with highly successful careers.

We teach eight week evening classes at introductory, intermediate and advanced levels. The classes run one evening a week Monday to Thursday. We also teach half day, and two day workshops on Saturday and Sundays at introductory, intermediate and advanced levels.

The evening classes are from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

One day classes are from 10 am to 6 pm 

1/2 Day class times are specified for the class


Our upcoming classes are:

Wednesday March 14th, 2018 (Open Class)

Thursday March 22nd, 2018 (Introductory Fabrication)


Our next 2 day workshop:

April 14th and 28th, 2018, 2pm to 6pm (2 days Wedding Band Workshop)


Our next 1/2 day workshop:

Saturday March 17th, 2018 (Goldsmithing for Beaders Workshop) 

Sunday, March 25th, 2018 (Enamelling Workshop)

Saturday April 7th, 2018 (Stacking ring Workshop)

Sunday April 22th, 2018 (Band Ring) 

Jewel Envy looks forward to see you in one or more of our classes, the fun, good time, sharing knowledge,  learning of new things, they are just the beginning of a great experience.

Have a nice Sunday





Saturday, March 3, 2018


Saturday has come and brought the sunshine. What a lovely day out there!

But if you prefer to stay indoors and look at pretty things online, here are a few things for youπŸ˜™

These are from a collection by Judith Noldin, of IN Jewellery. Her pieces are bold and eclectic, and the unique stones and accent colours she uses in her work definitely stand out from the crowd.

Here are some of my favourites:
Each stone is so unique, and the irregular shapes and colours really catch the eye. These pieces are stunning on their own, but they also look so great together - not too matchy matchy, but not not matching, you know??

 These three rings contain stones found along Lake Ontario, and are set in sterling silver with either 14k or 18k gold accents. Left to right: $410 - $380 - $410

This pendant is set in sterling silver on a long snake chain. The stone is opalized wood with a small dangling citrine $540

Stop by shop this weekend and take a look at the rest of Judith's collection on display. She is happy to do custom work as well!

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Zef Radi of Radi Brothers

Happy Sunday! It's a beautiful day out there, hopefully you are out and about and getting 
some much needed Vitamin D🌞

Some of us are inside though, working hard in the studio. Here is one of our worker bees, 
getting busy at the polishing lathe↓
It's Zef Radi, of the Radi Brothers. He makes wonderfully delicate and detailed pieces, with 
mixed metals, lacy filigree, and vibrant stones.

 Here is a sneak peek of some of the pieces he has here at the studio:
 Sterling silver ring, with 18k/24k details $520
Sterling silver pendant, with 18/24k details and blue apatite $540
 Sterling silver dangling earrings, with 18k/24k details and pink sapphires $790

Drop by during store hours to see the rest of his collection in person. 
See you soon!

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Welcome to our new Goldsmiths.

Welcome to our new Goldsmiths.

Hello Saturday Readers,

Jewel Envy celebrated its ten anniversaries last year, we keep growing and I want to welcome the two new Goldsmiths at the studio.

Paruli Designs  by Parul Shrivastava. Parul studied jewellery at George Brown College in Toronto and has taken her passion and life-long dream of being a goldsmith and jeweler, to the next level by launching her brand.
Parul pulls inspiration from her love of ancient and modern design forms from different eras and cultures. In her jewellery, you will see architectural or mythological elements incorporated into contemporary wearable pieces of art. She derives inspiration from the simplicity of nature around her and the complexities of animal and human bodies.

Sterling Silver earrings with a red Cubic Zirconia

Sterling Silver pendants with blue Cubic Zirconia

Bijoux Missodey by Patrick Missodey. He is a native of Togo with 32 years of jewelry experience. Before living in Toronto he completed his jewelry training at the Γ‰cole des MΓ©tiers du Sud-Ouest de MontrΓ©al (EMSOM). He specializes in the creation of handmade jewelry using a blend of ethnic and contemporary techniques that give an original and unique style to his work.
He specializes in hand made chains, forging, and fabrication which are all present in his Sika, Baobab and Vogan collections. In addition to creating new pieces he also does repair work and custom redesign work transforming old pieces into new treasures.

Sterling Silver and Gold ring with a red Garnet

Vogan Sterling Silver filigree ring.

Much more of this amazing work is now in display at Jewel Envy for you to enjoy.
Drop by the studio to drool over these beauties in person, and maybe you'll be lucky enough to meet the goldsmiths themselves.

Have a nice Saturday


Sunday, February 11, 2018

WE πŸ’—πŸ’›πŸ’“πŸ’œπŸ’•πŸ’™πŸ’–πŸ’šπŸ’˜
(We love love love love etc...)

So you may have noticed that it's coming up on Valentine's DayπŸ’ And as you may imagine, it's pretty difficult to blog from a jewellery store without posting at least a few images of lovely love-inspired pieces... it just can't be helped!

In my esteemed opinion, hearts are good any time of the year, but especially relevant in the first few weeks of February. So here are just a few suggestions, from my heart to yours:

This is a dainty art deco bracelet by Jewelust (Amanda Henderson), but if you ask me it looks like two intertwined hearts. Sterling silver on chain $145

This ring by Urban Metal (Jerell Reichert) is solid sterling silver, and super substantial. It strikes the perfect balance between rough and smooth, and hand to heart you will love wearing this $110

Pale dusty pink is the perfect colour for Valentine's Day (or any day really), and this rose quartz stunner is pretty hard to miss. It is quite the statement stone, perched atop a podium of intricate lacy sterling silver. By HPL Jewellery Design (Helena Perez Lafaurie) $380

 Obviously these two hummingbirds are in love, and they flutter around sharing this lovely chalcedony bead, while staring into each other's gleaming sapphire eyes. How romantic! By Pash Jewellery (Gillian Batcher) $195

 These stunning pendants are actually lockets - the daggers slide out to reveal super romantic treasures within (*treasures not included). Accented with 14k yellow gold, these are the perfect pieces to wear close to your heart. By Glaciale Goldsmith (Alexis Kostuk) $880 top; $1470 bottom
What a lovely roundup, if I must say so myself! But by no means do you have to wait for someone to bring a heart to your door - go out and get your own! And by that I mean, come here and get your own, or anything else you feel like gifting yourself, because you're worth it! xx


Saturday, February 10, 2018

DIY Valentines

At Jewel Envy we love a good DIY, since everything is handmade here and we love teaching from the studio when we're not busy creating. After a trip to the craft store for supplies I had to hold back from purchasing stuff that I did not need immediately (always a struggle!)

I wanted to collect some fun ideas for Valentine's coming up this Wednesday. Click captions below each picture to find tutorials. 
If you use any of the tutorials be sure to share with us, we love seeing creativity in action! And if you're in search for any last minute gifts, you can always head our way ;o)
I'm nostalgic for using craft paper to create pop-up cards for Valentines. It is the first thing my mind thinks of when it is approaching - I love this variation.

If anyone in your life loves popcorn look how pretty -and tasty!- this looks. I would even say a fresh batch whipped up with whatever topping you love to share with others is a treat I know I would love to get.

I've made these rose a few times from this very tutorial. I love using patterned paper and mixing colours together.

I never throw out any corks, they're always great to reuse in a variety of ways. A fridge magnet and plant is one of those great ways!

Make use of any extra thread lying around.

For anyone crochet skills, how cute is this?!