Friday, January 31, 2014

The Annual Student Exhibition is Back!

Student Exhibition – April 11, 2014

Move done, renos, errrr, sort of done, soooooooo...great news!  After a year off, Jewel Envy will be holding its Annual Student Exhibition.  Opening night will take place April 11, 2014, from 5pm to 9pm.   

This exhibition will be opened to any novice jewellers who have ever taken a class at Jewel Envy.
Here are a few stipulations you should know about:
Early bird Submission deadline is Friday February 28th, 2014; fee before this date is $10
Final Submission deadline is Friday, March 28, 2014th; fee $15
Pieces will be on display from April 11, 2014 to April 30, 2014.
There is an early entrance fee of $10 per artist, $15 per artist for those who register after the March 28th deadline.

Anyone interested can submit up to three (3) pieces; however the show will be juried this year.  Don’t worry, everyone will have at least one (1) piece in the show!

This year’s show will be limited to artists who have not received ‘professional’ training, meaning received training in full-time day programs from schools like George Brown College, OCADU, etc.

Pieces will be judged by two judges; a special guest judge and our lovely Gillian Batcher.  Winner will receive two days of studio use.

There will also be a People’s Choice Award.  Winner will receive three hours of private instruction with one of our instructors.

Special Note:  As an added incentive, for those of you who submit pieces by the February 28, 2014 deadline, your piece could end up on a post card for the event!  

Rules and Application form can be found here
If you need any more information, please write or

Hope to see you there!

Kate Psaltis
Student Exhibition Coordinator

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Want to win a $50 gift cerftificate for jewellery, classes or services at Jewel Envy?

We want your input!

We have just added a testimonial page to our website and would love to include some real reviews from our valuable customers. Anyone who writes a short review (minimum 1 sentences, maximum 10 sentences) will be entered into a draw for a $50 gift certificate for jewellery, classes, bench rental, or other in house services provided on site.

To enter please send your one to ten sentence testimonial to Please title the email "testimonial". To enter you must be commenting on your personal experience at Jewel Envy. This can include your experience in a class, with a custom order, with sales from our showroom, with bench rental, with repairs, or anything we may have helped you out with even just by email! By sending us the testimonial you agree that we can use it on our website and any other promotional material we choose at our discretion. We agree to only use your first name for your privacy and to keep all personal information that may identify you to ourselves. Feel free to include a picture of the jewellery we helped you out with if you like.

One entry per person please! We get so much positive feedback in the store, over the phone, and through email so it is about time we let new prospective customers know how much we care about everything we do here!

The draw for the gift certificate will be held in mid March and we will contact you by email. If we don not here back after one week we will draw another name and continue to do so until we give the prize away.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Diamonds baby, diamonds.

Screen Actors Guild Awards 2014:

Where the rich and famous come to show off their hot bodies, gorgeous dresses and (what we are all really here for) JEWELLERY.

  Well after I saw that we gave the Golden Globes and all those bling wearing celebs a little attention I thought I would follow suit with a few of my faves from the recent Screen Actors Guild awards. Pretty no?

Julia! Those are some cool earrings girl!
Anne Hathaway and a fountain of diamonds and rubies.

Naomi Watts and some seriously gorgeous jewels.

Blue eyes, blue dress and one crazy cool blue necklace!

Saturday, January 25, 2014

It's not too late!

Have you started think about Valentine's day yet? If not, you are now! It is not too late to buy a handmade, thoughtful gift for your favourite guy or gal. Come on in to see what we have in store!

Rollerprinted hearts by Amanda Henderson of Jewelust

Cufflinks by Sasha Oda of Archerade

Sunday, January 19, 2014


Custom dog charm made by Alexis Kostuk of Glaciale.

A personalized gift speaks volumes of the thought put into a gift.  Maybe we have something in stock that will be just right, if not we can make something special as a gift.  We love consulting and making one of a kind pieces.
To have something made in time for Valentine’s, drop in or call (647) 436-6709 to book a consultation:

Jan 20th, 5-8    
Jan 21st, 5-8


Saturday, January 18, 2014

Slightly Late Golden Globes 2014 Favourites

So, last Sunday was the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards for television and film. I've been watching this awards show and The Oscars since I was 12. Half for the movies and tv shows and half for the fashion, ooooobviously. Here are my favourites from the red carpet this year.
Sofia Vergara's turquoise statement necklace by Lorraine Schwartz was my favourite piece. Followed closely by Jennifer Lawrence's emerald and diamond earrings by Neil Lane. She won best supporting actress that night for American Hustle. Too bad her diamond bracelet didn't have some of that support as it went flying off during an interview with Ryan Seacrest! YouTube it! She's alarmingly cool about it, as usual...
Best overall is my homegirl Cate Blanchett who never ever fails to amaze me, this time in Armani and Chopard diamonds. She also won for her work in Blue Jasmine

Then I turned into a giddy school girl when my husband, Leonardo Dicaprio won for best actor for The Wolf of Wall Street. My 12 year old crush on Leo was the reason I started watching these awards shows in the first place. (The year Titanic came out...did I just date myself? Oh dear) Congrats darling! Maybe we'll get that Oscar this year! You were robbed for your work in The Aviator!

Friday, January 17, 2014


The goldsmiths of Jewel Envy love sourcing gemstones for custom creations.  Whether you want a sapphire that matches the colour of someone's eyes, a birthstone, or even simply a favourite colour.  We can find it for you to make a unique piece of jewellery.

To have something made in time for Valentine’s, drop in or call (647) 436-6709 to book a consultation:

Jan. 19th, 12-5
Jan 20th, 5-8    
Jan 21st, 5-8

Thursday, January 16, 2014


You have a number in your mind, let’s start from there!  Let us help you chose a piece from our goldsmiths’ work or custom create something with your budget in mind.  Regardless, we want to make someone special smile on the 14th.  

To have something made in time for Valentine’s, drop in or call (647) 436-6709 to book a consultation:

Jan. 19th, 12-5
Jan 20th, 5-8
Jan 21st, 5-8   
Custom Art Deco Inspired Ring by Hyewon Jang

Wednesday, January 15, 2014


It starts with an idea.  You have a sketch, an image or perhaps even a memento that you would like to incorporate into a one of a kind piece of jewellery.  Sounds like the beginning of a great creative partnership!  We can take you through step by step and help you design and create something you can’t find anywhere else.

To have something made in time for Valentine’s, drop in or call (647) 436-6709 to book a consultation:

Jan. 19th, 12-5
Jan 20th, 5-8 
Jan 21st, 5-8  
Custom Ring made by Amanda Henderson.  Made using the customer's gem.

Friday, January 3, 2014

The best gifts are not only hand picked, but custom created!
 *We book consultations all year around our customer's scheduling needs, these scheduled consultation slots are so we can make something unique in time for Valentine's.*