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May 19th, 2020 - Operations Policy Update

Posted by Joanna Rozanski on

Dear Goldart Community, On May 19, stores in Ontario will re-open for in-store shopping beginning phase one of restarting the economy. We are excited to be back and will be operating with reduced store hours (with your safety in mind). We are open Monday to Saturday 11am - 4pm. We will be limiting the number of clients in our store at any given time. In order to accommodate all of you, we ask that you please e-mail us at sales@gold-art.com to make an appointment or please call ahead at (613)230-5333. We will of course welcome walk-ins, but will prioritize appointments...

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Goldart COVID-19 Operations Policy

Posted by Joanna Rozanski on

Goldart COVID-19 Operations Policy

Dear Goldart Community, This is a difficult moment for the world, and our hearts go out to all those affected by COVID-19. We value our clients and friends - the health and well-being of our community has always been our top priority. We have implemented increased cleanings and sanitizing procedures in our store and studio, on top of our daily cleaning practices. In solidarity with our fellow businesses trying to flatten the curve, we are not putting out any jewellery for display for the next while. We will continue to work on the bench with all existing orders. New custom...

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The Start of the Fall Season!

Posted by Joanna Rozanski on

The Start of the Fall Season!

A review of fashion magazines and blogs indicates that this is the season to wear anything and everything and all at once. Gone are the days of simple stud earrings. Now earrings have to be bigger to be better: long, wide, in any metal and any coloured stone. We have just completed a number of these and would be happy to show them to you. If one bracelet is good, five are better. Mix pearls, coral, leather, diamonds or white or yellow gold and make sure that at least an inch of bracelets show. The tennis bracelet is great today...

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May - Emerald

Posted by Joanna Rozanski on

May - Emerald

The saying is April showers bring May flowers.  It also brings a variety of new green colours with all the budding trees and the rebirth of our lawns. But more than this, May also has as its birthstone, the emerald - a green variety of the crystal beryl.  This colour is the result of traces of chromium. The intensity of the colour and the internal feathers will in large part be related to where the stones originated.  Brazilian and Transvaal stones tend to be lighter in colour while those from Colombia and Siberia tend to a darker green.  Small differences...

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March - Spring in with Green

Posted by Joanna Rozanski on

March - Spring in with Green

March is a month of change. It usually starts with cold and wind. Over four weeks, this turns to longer and warmer days and the anticipation of new and fresh growth. Green is everywhere by the end of the month as it is about mid-month with St. Patrick's Day. So I will focus on green stones for this month. The first to come to mind is the emerald. Some of the best stones still come from Columbia as they have done for the last three hundred years. These are the stones one sees in many antiques Spanish jewels. They have...

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