Christmas time is upon us and our shop is busy with shoppers looking for the perfect gift for their loved one. At Odyssey Jewellery in Richmond Hill, we love the holiday season and helping new and old customers select items that will make people happy Christmas morning. Jewellery is always a meaningful gift, and gifts of jewellery given at Christmas time tend to have even more meaning. At Odyssey Jewellery we have been helping people find and create memorable pieces for over 60 years. Here are some ideas if you are looking for jewellery this season:
Jewellery Never Goes Out of Fashion
At Odyssey Jewellery we have just about every style of jewellery you could be looking for. We have classical pieces that are timeless – made with the highest quality materials classical pieces of jewellery can last a lifetime. We offer pieces made in historic styles like art-deco and more modern pieces made with a mix of gemstones. Gifts of jewellery at Christmas often hold special meaning; we have had customers purchase a set of earrings at Christmas and then for another special occasion buy the matching necklace or bracelet.
We recommend to our clients to try to find out what the special person in your life likes in terms of gemstones and precious metals; some people prefer white gold to yellow gold and some people have a special association with pearls over diamonds. Doing a bit of detective work at home can help when you come to our store to select your special gift! At Odyssey Jewellery we take great care to design necklace, earring and bracelet sets that can be worn separately or together.
Pearls are often family heirlooms that take on great meaning with every successive generation. The beauty of pearls is that they can be designed to sit in many different settings and are both classical and modern. A strand of pearls used to be a ‘must-have’ for every woman and was often worn at special occasions. Strands of pearls can be either short or long; multiple strands or single strand. We offer the classical white pearl and also the newer Tahitian (black) pearl.
Even though you may be purchasing a gift for a loved one in December, selecting a piece of jewellery with the person’s birthstone is always appropriate. At Odyssey Jewellery we have certain pre-made pieces with birthstones but we also do custom work where we are happy to work with you to incorporate a birthstone into a specially designed piece. As a reminder, here is a list of months’ and their related birthstones:
January – Garnet
February – Amethyst
March – Aquamarine
April – Diamond
May – Emerald
June – Pearl or Alexandrite
July – Ruby
August – Peridot
September – Sapphire
October – Tourmaline or Opal
November – Topaz or Citrine
December – Tanzanite, Zircon or Turquoise
Probably the most famed and fabled gemstone is the diamond, and for good reason. It is renowned for being the hardest substance on earth, it is durable and retains its sparkle long after most gemstones have dulled. Diamonds have been used since ancient times in pieces of jewellery and items that held great historical significance. In modern times the diamond has been used in engagement rings; in the late 1940s, the advertising agency for De Beers created the slogan ‘A Diamond is Forever’ and since then men have been buying a diamond when they ask a woman to marry them. If you are thinking of getting engaged this Christmas – Congratulations! When you come into our store, we are happy to help you navigate the various sizes and shapes of diamonds and the styles of engagement rings we have. A Christmas engagement is always special – let Odyssey Jewellery help you find the perfect ring.
Custom Designed Jewellery
One of the things we are most proud of at Odyssey Jewellery is that we do all of our work onsite – we do not send our jewellery out for repair, instead our onsite expert jewellers design and create every piece. Because we have onsite specialists, we can work with clients to create custom-designed pieces for Christmas. Some of our clients have an idea of what they want and come in with a sketch, others want a piece to match something in the persons’ current collection – whatever you are thinking of our jewellers can help you create a piece sure the thrill your loved one.
Repairing and Gifting a Family Heirloom
While we had not anticipated this – over the years some of the most thoughtful gifts have developed from a broken family heirloom. Because we have designers and expert jewellers on site, we have been able to work with families to repair necklaces, rings, bracelets and watches and return them to their original lustre. Family heirlooms, once forgotten but then given to a family member or friend often turn out to be the most meaningful gifts.
Odyssey Jewellery is located in Richmond Hill at 10909 Yonge Street, Unit 55. We serve clients all over Richmond Hill and the GTA. With nearly 60 Christmas’s under our belt as a family-owned and operated business, we are confident we can help you find the perfect gift this Christmas. We have an incredibly wide selection of pieces all made with the highest quality materials and attention to detail.
From our family to yours we wish you the happiest of holidays and we hope you drop by to pick up that special gift for your loved one. You can get in touch with us at 905-737-5266 or pop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.