It’s always a good time to up your jewelry game, especially if the pieces are dreamed up right here in our homeland. From bad-ass, blinged-out baubles from Dundas West’s Armed to delicate chains at Biko, here is the best bling Canada has to offer.
Designer Desiree Girlato started her line of edgy jewelry back in 2011. Since then, she’s branched out to blinged-out sunglasses, over-the-top chokers, and body chains. It’s the go-to spot for some seriously bad-ass statement pieces. Visit her shop on the North side of Trinity Bellwoods (where she hand makes every piece using materials sourced from around the world), or order via her online shop.
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Inspired by the natural world, Chelsea Jamieson uses moonstones and natural silver to created necklaces and rings inspired by corals and tree bark. Stop and swoon over her raw stone jewelry at any of the Toronto markets.
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Designed in British Columbia by Himo Martin, Pearls Before Swine draws inspiration from the unexpected elements of nature; think thorns, burnt wood, and nails. Martin combines oxidized silver with precious pearls to create a beautiful combination of tough but feminine.
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Started in 2005 by Corrine Anestopoulos, Toronto-based jewelry line Biko draws inspiration from vintage silhouettes and combines them with slick futuristic. Biko’s jewelry is lighthearted and flirty: think flowing fringe, lengthy pendants, and statement earrings. The collection includes everything from simple oxidized silver rings to chain-heavy necklaces to delicate body chains.
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Simple, mixed-metal creations are given a futuristic feel thanks to Toronto-based Jenny Bird. Her biggest hits include strong silver chokers, oversized-hoop earrings, and delicate lariats. Plus, Jenny Bird has created collaborative collections with book bigwig Indigo, so you can pick up her baubles next time you stop in for a book.