Friday, October 29, 2010

So... What's New?

The Holiday Season is approaching - quickly - whether we like it or not.
Our shop knows all too well the stress that comes along with the snow and holiday cheer, so we thought this year, we would do things a little different.

This November 13th, 18Karat will be hosting our first Holiday Trunk Show.
Five local artists will set up shop at 18Karat, presenting their unique collections, and even some sale items!

Did we mention there would be hot chocolate?

The Holiday Trunk Show will November 13th from 12 - 5pm.
See you there!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

RED Show - at 18Karat.

What does the word red conjure up in your mind and does it only represent a colour or a hue?
Red means many things to many different people, in one moment it can symbolize love and passion. In another it becomes a sign of aggression and anger.

The artists of Jewel Envy studio in downtown Toronto have created a body of work that explores this very question - what does RED mean? Featuring works by Gillian Batcher (Jewel Envy owner), Alexis Kostuk, Chia Chien Tsai, Efrat Deutsch, Emily Gill, Kathryn Rebecca, Rosalyn Woo, Sarah De Gasperis, and Young Ko.
Blood Diamond bracelet by Rosalyn Woo

Sale Ring by Emily Gill

Oh Oh, Here She Comes Ring by Efrat Deutsch

RED - an exhibition of jewellery by the members of Jewel Envy will be on display at 18Karat from October 25th - Novmber 6th.

OPENING RECEPTION October 23rd, from 2 - 5pm.

Friday, October 15, 2010

October Newsletter - hot off the press.

Giveaways, Holiday Trunk shows, jewellery art exhibitions, custom jewellery - all packed into one month. Check out the newsletter, in its entirety - here.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


This month, 18Karat's blog turns two-years old and to celebrate, we are teaming up with a very talented Toronto designer and goldsmith - Eric Petersen - for a g-i-v-e-a-w-a-y!

We first met Eric earlier this year and were impressed by not only his jewellery collection, but also his determination and drive.

Titled Shattered Heart from the collection Picking Up the Pieces - a collection that explores how seemingly undesirable, unattractive, and even disposable items can be made beautiful. This collection features shards of glass from a broken window, transformed into a stunning focal point.

For a chance to win this handcrafted sterling silver and glass necklace, all you have to do is subscribe to our blog! Click 'Subscribe to 18Karat Goldsmiths and Designers' on the top right corner of your screen, and enter your email address. Make sure to respond to the verification message sent to your email - only verified entries will be accepted!

To double your chances of winning, you can also become fans of our Facebook page!
Log into your Facebook account (if you are not already) and click here to visit our Facebook page. Click 'like' in the top center section of the screen.

Only one entry, per method of entry, per person will be accepted.
Deadline for entry is October 31st, 11.59pm.

For Official Terms and Conditions, visit our website.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Hybrid - Collaboration at the Harbourfront Center

About two weeks ago, Meredith Robb (you may recognize her as a member of the 18Karat family) and Rose-Angeli Ringor opened a beautiful exhibition at the Harbourfront Centre in downtown Toronto.

Stopping by the show, and snapping a few shots, I am sure you will all be impressed by this merging of organic and inorganic industrial forms. The show continues at the Harbourfront Center until November 7th.

Hybrid : is an experiment in collaboration between a ceramic artist and a metalworker. Each piece began with one artist and was finished by the other, pushing Harbourfront Centre artists-in-residence Ringor and Robb to unify both their media and their creative processes.