Jewellery Canada

Jewellery Canada is a field where Canadian designers and artists are capturing the world’s attention. This includes fashion jewellery, contemporary jewellers, and native craftsmen. While Canadian designers may be the most well-known, other jewellers are also reshaping the way we perceive and appreciate jewellery.

The Jewellery Association of Canada, along with its members, retailers, and suppliers, represents the jewellery industry in Canada. They are committed to upholding a 10-point Code of Ethics and provide one source of information for the industry. In addition to this, they encourage export of Canadian jewellery, and work with foreign trade missions for jewellery manufacturers. As part of its responsibilities, they sponsor exhibitions and lectures.

Canada has a strong tradition of fine metalsmithing dating back to Colonial times. It is also home to several prominent silverware manufacturers. These include Peoples Jewellers, which collaborates with Shaquille O’Neal, Vera Wang, and other designers. One of their most popular pieces is the maple leaf design. However, despite their international success, they have seen a noticeable reduction in imitation jewellery exports from Canada over the past decade.

During the 19th century, the jewellery industry had about 2000 firms. During the 1960s, there was a gradual growth in the jewellery field, particularly in Quebec. Some of the more important gains in the field were made in Montreal. A Spanish-born jewellery designer, Walter Schleup, arrived in Montreal. He was a significant contributor to the emergence of a new golden age of jewellery design.

In the 70s, jewellery studios started to open, and craft galleries were created. ThisĀ resurgence of interest put pressure on provincial governments to develop adequate training facilities. For the first time in Canadian history, contemporary jewellery was included in an international exhibition. Renee Neu of New York curated this exhibition, entitled “Jewellery, 71,” which was held at the Art Gallery of Ontario.

This exhibition was a great opportunity for Canadian metalworkers to see the current direction of jewellery. Many Canadian artists contributed to the exhibition. Most of them were sculptors and a few were professional jewellers. There were 36 artists participating.

Despite the fact that the Canadian jewellery community has become fragmented, there are three full-time jewellery departments in Canada. Melanie Auld, James Evans, and Pamela Ritchie are among them. Other Canadian jewellers include Christian Gaudernack, Hakon Bakken, Bill Reid, and Reeve Perkins.

Throughout the 20th century, there were a number of international competitions that increased awareness of Canadian jewellery, and boosted its popularity internationally. In 2013, the export of Canadian jewellery increased by X% year-over-year. At the same time, the Department of Industry, Trade and Commerce encouraged Canadian jewellery manufacturers to export their goods to Britain and Japan.

Today, Canadian jewellery continues to be a strong force, with a number of notable designers creating handmade, modernist pieces. Their works reflect their creative approach, and their commitment to the beauty of the Great North. In the future, the jewellery community needs to resolve its internal and external isolations, and to raise the nation’s consciousness about the art of jewellery. Moreover, they must work diligently to gain financial support from private sector sponsors.