Vancouver jewellery stores that add a little sparkle

Whether you’re looking for that perfect accessory to complete an outfit or investing in a piece you’re planning to wear forever, jewellery can overtly or subtly convey much about your personal style. These local jewellery stores and design studios are crafting some of the nicest stuff out there. Time for a little bling.

Tiny Finery

2629 Hastings St E, Vancouver, BC V5K 1Z5

Built from a lifelong love of dressing up in her grandmother’s vintage clothing and jewels, Stephanie Menard carries an array of her own jewellery made on site in her attached studio, which speaks to the high quality and delicate process that has always gone into jewellery making. She also supports other local artists with their wares for sale in her Hastings-Sunrise shop and opens her studio for classes and tours to see the magic, artistic process at work.

Blue Ruby

1089 Robson St, Vancouver, BC V6E 1A9

You’re sure to find the perfect piece of jewellery at local chain Blue Ruby. Whether for a special occasion, a thoughtful gift or everyday wear, Blue Ruby stocks dozens of local and internationally known brands in their jewel-box like stores. Arranged and displayed subtly by styles, it’s easy to zero in on your own coveted items, despite the impressive array of choice. They also carry stunning, if more offbeat collections for brides to accentuate your dress, hair and natural beauty on your big day.

Front & Company

3772 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5V 3N7

For fun and affordable jewellery, head to Front & Company on Main and 21st. Adorable necklace pendants featuring horseshoes, feathers, teddy bears and monograms drape tables of whimsical displays. Earring studs in the shapes of gold stars, bows and arrows and mini mustaches are never more than $20 while elegant, dangly numbers are eye-catching but practical for everyday wear. Match your new jewellery set with a few choice pieces from their excellent selection of consignment clothes and call your shopping spree a success.

Era Designs Inc

1795 Venables St, Vancouver, BC V5L 2H5

This little shop just off the Drive on Venables has a limited but lovely collection of modern jewellery flecked with vintage flair on display in their few glass cases. But it’s the custom work here that really stands out. See elements in various pieces that you like? Work with their in-house designer to fuse these together to form the perfect engagement ring or wedding set. Skilled jewellery-makers and gemologists will help you pick the right materials, including ethically sourced diamonds and stones.

One of A Few

354 Water St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1B6

Every gorgeous piece in this Gastown boutique, whether it’s a dress, leather bag, shoe or necklace, has been chosen with care and thought by Michelle Rizzardo, the owner with an impeccable eye for style. Pendant necklaces from Anita Sikma and bracelets and cuffs by WWAKE are stunning, covetable items. The high price tags make these purchases a bit of an investment, but the quality and timeless design make them appropriate for adorning every day. Treat yourself to maybe just one of a few.

Mimi & Marge Jewellery

481W 18Th Ave W Suite W 18Th, Vancouver, BC V5Y 2A9

From celebrity fans like Beyoncé, Kate Hudson, Pink and Jessica Alba to their tiny digs in East Van, Mimi & Marge are making rock ‘n’ roll jewellery with a lasting impression. The company designs their pieces locally and oversees manufacturing and production in Bali, working closely with their jewellery-makers to ensure quality product and fair work practices. The pieces are both feminine and tough — not overly flashy but still making a statement.

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