Kayla Lim, a third-year student of George Brown College’s Jewellery Arts program, has won the 2016 Vaccaro Family Scholarship. Sponsored by CJExpos and Beverly Hills Jewellers, the scholarship competition asked applicants to create a piece based on the theme, “An Evening in Paris,” with an estimated retail value of $1500.
Coming face to face with a five-foot tall painting of an oval-cut yellow diamond isn’t an everyday occurrence, but neither is the extraordinary detail and nuances in colour exuding depth and life in its facets.
A record number of 17 finalists have made the cut in the 2016 Giovanni Vaccaro Family Scholarship. Sponsored by CJExpos and Beverly Hills Jewellers, the competition—which carries the theme, ‘An Evening in Paris’—asks students to design a piece with an estimated retail value of $1500.
The yellow gold bracelet wedged partway up Hande Elmaagacli’s left arm is an eye-catcher not only for its deep, rich colour, but also for its handwoven construction. A family heirloom, the 22-karat yellow gold piece was given to her six years ago by her mother on her wedding day.
The 85-carat citrine Bonnie Trudel is wearing around her neck is in its natural state—rough, although wrapped with handcrafted silver, allowing the stone’s energy to emanate. Its powers, as she explains it, are protection, success, and luck.
The Canadian summer shows are just around the corner and soon enough, you’ll be walking the aisles to check out what’s in store for the holiday season. Here is a sampling of what you can expect to find. Happy shopping!
John Azadian is a busy man. Between visiting the overseas factories where his collections of Di Donna jewellery are made, and running the operation from his Montreal office, he is sometimes a little short on time.