Top spots to find handmade jewellery in Toronto

Toronto is the main stage for everything new and bold in Canada’s jewellery scene. Local artisans and designers blend the old and new, pushing the boundaries of everyday bling. These shops offer a selection of the finest handmade jewellery, all crafted with the utmost attention to detail, style and functionality.

Made You Look

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1338 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6K 1L4

Made You Look opened on Queen West in 2001 and has built a reputation for quality and commitment to local designers. Today, Made You Look carries over 100 Toronto designers and has an in-house studio where 20 independent jewellers work under their own brand names. Customers can browse the retail section or consult with jewellers about custom work.

Arts Market

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846 College St, Toronto, ON M6H 1A2

Arts Market rents vendor space to local Toronto artists, making for an eclectic mix of artwork, clothing, ceramics, candles and natural bath products. But the real standout at Arts Market is the incredible selection of locally crafted jewellery. Stop by and check out their pendant necklaces, earrings and bracelets, all created by independent Toronto designers.

Coal Miners Daughter

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87 Roncesvalles Ave, Toronto, ON M6R 2K6

Coal Miner’s Daughter specializes in Canadian designers and locally made clothing and accessories. This is your older sister’s rad, well-curated closet. Coal Miner’s Daughter has three locations across the city, on Roncesvalles Avenue, Queen West and Markham Street. Step inside one of their boutiques and you’ll find a collection of everyday jewellery and statement pieces. Every piece in CMD is selected with care, and every look feels cohesively cool.

Anice Jewellery

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102 Ossington Ave, Toronto, ON M6J 2Z4

Anice Jewel Boutique is an ethereal, romantic one-stop shop for custom jewellery work, workshops, repairs and re-workings. Every Anice creation is made with uniqueness in mind, and necklaces, bracelets and earrings are never duplicated. Anice sources vintage pieces, gems, chains, semi-precious stones, trinkets and charms, to create a one-of-a-kind piece that’s just for you.

Labour of Love

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223 Carlton St, Toronto, ON M5A 2L2

Labour of Love is a gift shop located in the heart of Cabbagetown. The lineup at the sweet spot features all things miscellaneous and cute, including an assortment of handmade jewellery. The pieces here can best be described as contemporary with a low-profile elegance. You’ll find all the favorites here like stackable rings, delicate pendants and cluster-style necklaces.

Armed

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1024 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1W7

Armed has been turning heads from its flagship shop on Dundas West since 2011. Sourcing unique stones from Arizona and India, as well as brass, steel and 24k gold from NYC, Armed brings together the highest quality materials to shape bold pieces. This is jewellery with attitude, intended for everyday wear.

Victoire

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129 Ossington Ave, Toronto, ON M6J 2Z6

Victoire is all about looking effortlessly chic. With a focus on Canadian designers, this Ossington shop stocks everything new and now in jewellery. The vibe is one part rock ‘n’ roll amd one part tea party, with a healthy dose of good old-fashioned Canadiana.

Roncesvalles has long been a destination for Toronto’s foodies and at-home chefs. Known for its traditional Polish delis and indie produce markets, Roncey is also home to a slew of gourmet grocers, home-style bakeries and ethical meat shops. Spend an afternoon perusing this casual west end stretch and pick up the ingredients for your next kitchen creation.  [Image credit: iStock.com/martin-dm]
Made from crispy, flaky dough piped with pastry cream and traditionally topped with chocolate icing, éclairs have caught food-trend fire in Toronto, with expert pastry chefs serving up fun variations that rival those found on the streets of Paris. Head to these Toronto patisseries when you’re craving this classic French dessert, they’ll be offering rich flavour fusions that are absolutely to die for. [Feature image: Nugateau]
Toronto is a lingerie lover’s dream. With local designers like Fortnight and Mary Young making waves on the international scene, and boutiques importing cool brands from New Zealand and Los Angeles, this is the city to find your dream bra. Sprawl out in lush change rooms and consult with expert fitters on style and size. Who says high quality comfort has to be a luxury? [Feature image: Melmira Bra & Swimsuits Inc]
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