first fell in love with the jewellery industry in 2014. Being a recent graduate of fashion I was feeling lost and unsure of what I wanted to do, and where I wanted to go. When an opportunity came up for me to live in Sicily and intern with an eccentric group of artisans, I took it. I thought it would be the perfect chance to find what drove me, and maybe I would come back to Toronto feeling truly inspired.
I wasn’t wrong. My final internship was with a fine jeweller who specialized in creating bespoke jewels. To say I was fascinated daily would be an understatement. Working and learning side by side these skilled people, and seeing their passion come out in both their work, and when we broke for an espresso break changed my life forever.
Through my work and school experience I’ve really come to appreciate how special the jewellery industry is as a whole. Artisans work for hours on end to craft these precious objects we hold so dear; and every piece has a history, a story.
"EVERY PIECE OF JEWELLERY WHISPERS ITS STORY. ALL WE HAVE TO DO IS LISTEN."
It breaks my heart when I come across a spectacularly crafted jewel which isn’t signed with a maker’s mark. I think to myself, “do you not want the world to know what you created? Why wouldn’t you want to document your skill? Don’t you want to be remembered?” But this is only half the story. What about the owner? Why did this jewel speak to them? Was it a token of love, or perhaps it was to mark a personal milestone?
I created this website to put an answer to these questions which keep me up at night and to document the human story of jewellery. I devote this space to the independent jewellers, jewellery lovers, and hidden talent whom are pushing us forward, and becoming the legends of tomorrow.
May the winds be at your back,