Canadians may think they have a reputation for standing in the shadow of our showier American neighbours, but one look at the jewels in this gallery renders that claim false. These seven Canadian jewellery designers are known for baubles that are big and beautiful. They take pride in the uniqueness of their creations using semi-precious stones, freshwater pearls, rocks, charms and metal to fashion one-of-a-kind pieces that are handcrafted with passion and TLC. These designers pour their souls and creative juices into jewellery that reflects their style and the everyday things that inspire them, whether right here at home or abroad.
Clockwise from top left, jewellery by Micalla, Cuchara, Biko and Fredrick Prince