Foe and Dear | Rough Stone Necklace, available in Ruby, Hessonite Garnet, Herkimer Diamond Quartz and Peridot | $120
We’ve got jewellery on our minds here at Real Weddings. Maybe it’s the sunshine and longer days, or the buds popping up on the trees (cherry blossom season is nearly here), we’re seeing springtime colours everywhere we go.
These hues are finding their way into jewellery design at every turn so we’ve rounded up some of our favourites from across B.C. to share with you. Why not add a pop of pink or dash of mute emerald to your wedding-day look?
And the best part? You’ll be finding a piece that fits into your every-day look too!
Designer Katherine Huie blends mystery with romance and whimsical with dark. Her collection is delicate, demure and offers just the right amount of glimmer. Based out of Vancouver, B.C. Foe and Dear is sold at boutiques across Canada (and a few international ones too!) and online.
Artist Emily Hartwell McPhee designs minimalistic pieces with geometric cuts that come directly from her surroundings. She spends time every year exploring the earth and collection stones. Her collection is influenced by the rough, raw and natural gems she finds along the way, and inspired by the geometric shapes found in B.C.’s coastline and mountain peaks. Based out of Salt Spring Island, McPhee sells her pieces worldwide in select boutiques.
Amanda He is inspired by details. She sees the picture for each tiny piece that makes the whole. The collection is discreet and elegant, bringing updates to classic designs. Her Modern Pearls Collection, for example, combines a traditional stone with clean lines and simplicity. He works out of Vancouver, B.C. but partners with skilled craftsmen from the United States, Hong Kong and Japan.
Kelowna-based jeweller Janet Stein spent years learning and mastering silversmithing. Having spent time studying in Alberta and Italy, she continues to seek new techniques to incorporate into her designs. Her collection is polished, precise and timeless.
Industrial designer Alex Henderson hand crafts all of the home décor and accessories available in her shop. The collection is a mix of laser-cut wood pieces—often accented with gold-leaf detailing—and statement-making black silk and antique copper designs. Working from her studio in East Vancouver, Henderson’s goods are sold across Canada and the United States.
Lover’s Tempo is all about effortless beauty. With a vibrant colour palette, the collection seeks to be youthful, energetic and a little bit eclectic. At a price-point that will nab your attention, these pieces transition from wedding day to every day effortlessly.
Like many on the West Coast, designer Leah Alexandra is drawn to the water. The hand-selected gemstones and freshwater pearls that make it into her collection are used to create fresh and versatile pieces to compliment your wedding gown and your night gown. Sold at boutiques across the globe, this local sweetheart can also be found at department stores like Nordstrom.