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From everyone at Odyssey Jewellery, we hope you and your families are keeping well as we all continue to cope with the ramifications of COVID-19. At Odyssey Jewellery we have been keeping busy and have been able to continue working with our customers with all the safety protocols in place. During this challenging time, we have been so pleased to work with past customers along with new clients who have just discovered us.

With people spending time at home many of us have decided to put our time to good use. One of the things many of our customers have done is a thorough clean-out of their houses including closets and jewellery boxes! At Odyssey Jewellery we have been pleasantly surprised that many of our recent customers have visited us after finding family heirlooms or long-forgotten, yet still beloved, jewellery. No matter how damaged a piece of jewellery is we encourage you to drop by Odyssey Jewellery and let us see what we can do to restore the piece. We can also work on re-sizing heirloom pieces to fit a modern wearer.

Fortunately, at Odyssey Jewellery our jewellers have extensive experience in repairing jewellery from any period and any style. We also know how to clean jewellery while preventing any further damage. While ‘at-home’ jewellery cleaning kits and products have become more popular in recent years, we recommend to our customers to bring in your pieces – especially if they have been sitting in drawers or jewellery boxes for some time. During the process of de-tangling chains, or cleaning precious gemstones these pieces can actually be badly damaged (or even lost), our expert jewellers on-site have decades of experience on how to approach even the toughest cleaning situations and take great care to prevent any further damage.

The advantage of taking your jewellery for cleaning or repair to Odyssey Jewellery is that not only do we repair jewellery but we also create it. Our onsite jewellers create custom made pieces of jewellery and enjoy working with clients to bring their vision to life. Often clients bring in heirloom jewellery that either no longer fits or is no longer in style. Other times they bring in sets of jewellery (earrings, bracelet, necklace) and would like to use the stones and precious metal to create a new piece of jewellery. For heirloom jewellery we understand that often these pieces have been handed down through generations and have great sentimental value. Our jewellers will work with you to design something that will honour the past while bringing joy to current and future generations. When working to re-imagine jewellery sets often we can work with the gemstones in necklace and earring sets to create a beautiful statement ring.

Odyssey Jewellery’s onsite staff also include watch experts who are well-versed in fixing and repairing the most complex watch from any decade. Recently during COVID-19 we have had clients drop off exquisite pieces that haven’t worked in years. We have been able to refurbish these pieces and allow them to be used on a daily basis like they once were. If you find items which are much too small, don’t worry! We can work with you to lengthen the band of the watch respectful of the original design and materials.

With the whole world affected by COVID-19 so many things we take for granted have been put on hold. Fortunately we have been happy to sell numerous engagement rings in recent weeks. Couples have made appointments to either choose a ring from our wide selection of rings or we work with them to design and create their own. So, even if your actual wedding might have to be delayed or altered, it is still a wonderful time to celebrate your love with an engagement ring!

Distinctive designs create completely unique engagement rings, and all work is done on the premises by skilled, experienced, certified professionals.

When working with Odyssey Jewellery you can be assured you won’t be rushed. We know that this ring is most likely the most important jewellery decision a person or couple will make in a lifetime. Whether you would like to include a classic diamond in your ring or another gemstone we will discuss the best cut and design for you. We also work with the highest-grade metals of platinum, gold and white gold. We can include special designs on the bands and engravings with special messages for your loved one. All of the work on your engagement ring will be done on-site by our jewellers and we will regularly send updates to keep you included in all the design milestones in your ring.

COVID-19 Precautions

Like so many other businesses, Odyssey Jewellery has implemented all the COVID-19 precautions as laid out by the Government of Ontario. We are open to the public while also organizing visits to our store by appointment, and we ask everyone to wear masks and socially distance. We clean and disinfect all of our counter surfaces after every visit and make sure our staff wash their hands continually throughout the day. If you are leaving a piece to be fixed we are no-longer having people wait in the store, but we provide an estimate of when the work will be done and of course will call you to let you know when you pick up. You can be rest assured that Odyssey Jewellery will ensure you have a safe but pleasurable visit working with our expert jewellers.

So, call or drop by our store, Odyssey Jewellery Designers Inc. located in Richmond Hill at 10909 Yonge Street Unit#55. You can call us at 905-737-5266 or email us at info@odysseyjewellery.com.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Odyssey Jewellery


Christmas is a Special Time to Give Someone You Love a Piece of Jewellery.

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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.

Jewellery Sets
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.

Birthstone Jewellery
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 info@odysseyjewellery.com.

Custom Jewellery made only by Odyssey Jewellery

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Custom Jewellery

At Odyssey Jewellery in Richmond Hill, we have been helping customers find perfect gifts for loved ones for over 60 years. At Odyssey Jewellery we offer our clients in Richmond Hill and the GTA pieces with the highest quality and attention to detail.

Early on in our history we realized that while most of our customers could find something quite quickly in our store when they were looking for a gift, some of our customers wanted to work with us to create something more personal and unique for their loved one – and that is when we started creating personal custom pieces for our clients.

A difference between Odyssey Jewellery and other jewellers is that we have our designers and jewellers on-site, and we complete all the work here in close consultation with our clients. When a client approaches us to design and complete a custom piece of jewellery, we take the time and ask the right questions to make sure that at every part of the process we are creating a memorable piece both for our client and their loved one. At Odyssey Jewellery our craftsmanship is unparalleled; we devote great time and care to every piece we work on.

Creating a custom piece of jewellery is an exciting process, gifts created with such time and effort adds a tremendous sentiment to the piece. The artistic expression these pieces represent often become family treasures passed down to generations.

Whether our client has a vision for their piece or not we can help them get started in the process. Here are some tips we share with our clients when we begin working together:

  1. At Odyssey Jewellery we design and create custom, rings, necklaces and bracelets. Often our clients have some sort of idea of what kind of piece they wish us to create – if it is a gift to celebrate a special occasion such as an anniversary or a birthday then we often have a bit of guidance to start. If you are creating a bracelet for example as a birthday gift then we can suggest working with the person’s associated gemstone. If the piece is to celebrate an anniversary, many anniversaries have corresponding stones and gems that can be incorporated into the piece. When deciding on what to create we often advise our clients to think of the person’s lifestyle – do they often change earrings daily? Do they enjoy dressing up and changing their jewellery for special occasions? If the person wears a watch do they enjoy wearing bracelets with them? Once we work through these questions, we can often determine what type of jewellery they want to create for their loved one.
  2. Key Decisions. During our first meeting with our clients we walk them through a series of decisions – while these can seem overwhelming, our experts have years of experience in shepherding clients through the process of creating a custom piece. The first question, after what type of jewellery they wish to have created, is what materials they wish to work with. Your precious metals to choose from include: silver, gold, white gold or platinum as your base. Then you can decide on which gemstones to include – many of our clients use a mix of diamonds and other gemstones such as rubies and sapphires. Then you can work with our designers to determine the design of the piece; our jewellers can sketch out a design per your specifications. Even if you don’t have a design in mind, you can bring in notes of what you would like to achieve with the piece. We also encourage our clients to bring in photographs of jewellery they like.
  3. Family gemstones. Some of our clients are designing custom pieces with great sentimental meaning. Often, clients incorporate gems from family heirlooms. Their inclusion adds tremendous meaning to new pieces and will be greatly cherished by your loved one. We ask our clients to allow us to remove the gemstones if they are still in their original setting.
  4. Likes and Dislikes. We recommend that before visiting us at our Richmond Hill location you take a look at your loved one’s current jewellery collection. From this you will be able to discern what their likes and dislikes are – do they wear drop earrings or studs? Do they wear one bracelet or multiple bracelets at once? Do they wear rings to match their outfits? And do they tend to change their jewellery based on the season? With this important information, we can work with you to decide on the best piece for your loved one.
  5. Like clothing, every person has their own sizing when it comes to jewellery. It is important to know, for bracelets, necklaces and rings what size the person is. If the gift is a surprise then we recommend bringing in a piece of jewellery your loved one won’t miss so we can measure the size and create a piece that will fit perfectly.
  6. It is helpful to have an idea of how much you want to spend on your custom piece. With this information our jewellers can recommend what materials to use and advise you on how best to use your budget to create a memorable piece.
  7. Once we decide on what materials to use, we will create series of finished drawings showing you how your finished piece will look – we don’t stop the design process until you are 100% satisfied with the design.
  8. When final drawings and materials are approved, we work with you on the timeline to complete the piece. We recommend to our clients to plan 6-8 weeks for a custom piece – that way we can be assured of sourcing all the materials you wish to include in a timely manner.

At Odyssey Jewelry we have spent decades turning our client’s ideas into reality. We are thrilled when people drop into our store which is located in Richmond Hill. With the holiday season approaching soon and then Valentine’s Day right around the corner we suggest contacting us to make an appointment with one of our jewellers to get your custom design project started!

You can drop by our store, located at 10909 Yonge Street, Unit #55, call us at 905-737-5266 or pop us an email at info@odysseyjewellery.com. We look forward to hearing from you!

Odyssey Jewellery – Your Experts in Watch and Jewellery Repair

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Watch and Jewellery Repair

Jewellery Repair - Odyssey Jewellery Richmond HillOdyssey Jewellery has been operating for more than 65 years in Richmond Hill, Ontario and we are proud to provide superior service to our customers in Richmond Hill and the GTA. We offer our customers the highest quality jewellery – whether you are looking for an engagement ring, a bracelet, a necklace, a diamond ring or earrings we have something for everyone. Our pieces are designed in a range of styles so we encourage you to come into our store, located at 10909 Yonge St., and take time to browse our selection and talk to one of our expert staff who can help you find an exquisite piece that will be cherished forever.

One interesting part of our business is our watch repair service. We often have people bring in heirlooms that have been left to them by a relative, or they find a watch they wish to wear but has fallen into disrepair. Our experts approach each watch repair with great respect to its original design and its historical significance. At one point in the world, there were estimated to be 60,000 watchmakers – that number has dwindled to 5,000. With this lack of expertise in the field, we are happy to help people restore these incredible pieces to their original lustre.

At Odyssey Jewellery we can repair and restore both mechanical and quartz watches. Mechanical watches use a clockwork mechanism to measure the passage of time. The beauty of mechanical watches is that, if cared for properly, they can last for generations. Many times people will come in with watches that have been left to them by a relative – we are truly honoured to be trusted with these family heirlooms. If your watch is of the Quartz era we are well established to repair these pieces as well. Developed in 1969 the Quartz watch replaced the balance wheel of the mechanical watch with a quartz crystal. This was another turning point in modern horology. Whether you have a mechanical or quartz watch our experts can identify what is wrong with your timepiece and work on it to restore it to its original beauty.

If you have previously visited Odyssey Jewellery you will know that we are jewellery experts and offer an incredible range of pieces that are suited for any event in your life. From an engagement ring to a celebration piece to mark an important life event, Odyssey Jewellery has pieces that will thrill anyone in your life.

As dedicated jewellers, we also know how sometimes jewellery, whether it’s worn daily or for special occasions, can become damaged. Our expert team has experience with every type of jewellery and we can repair anything you bring in to us. We realize that often these pieces have great sentimental value; therefore before we approach any repair we talk through the repair plan with you so that you know exactly what we are going to do.

If pieces in your collection are family heirlooms though you will want to bring them in for a thorough check-up and cleaning to prevent any serious damage. We recommend to all of our clients that they remove items such as rings and necklaces when participating in sports or going for a swim – not only can you prevent damage to your pieces but also avoid losing them!

At Odyssey Jewellers we are passionate about what we do. When pieces, either a watch or a piece of jewellery, are brought into us for repair or refurbishment we treat it as if we created it ourselves. We offer affordable prices and expert consultation. The difference between Odyssey Jewellery and some of our competitors is that we do all of our work on-site. We have built a full factory at our Richmond Hill location so you can be rest assured that anything you bring us will be well cared for and not shipped off to another location. We never subcontract our work – every piece is taken care of by one of our expert jewellers. As manufacturers and importers of platinum, 18k gold and diamond jewellery we work only with the best materials.

Odyssey Jewellery offers a legacy of unparalleled craftsmanship – we also create custom made pieces so that you can add your own special touch to a piece of jewellery for you or a loved one. After operating in the jewellery business for over 60 years we can confidently share that we are the city’s most trusted jewellers. Why don’t you plan a trip to our store and one of our professional staff will be happy to review any of your repair needs while showing you our incredible collection

Custom Designed Engagement Ring

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Buying an engagement ring is one of the most special moments in a person’s life! With many people investing 1-2 months salary on an engagement ring it is a very significant purchase and one that should be approached with time and care. At Odyssey Jewellery we encourage you to come in and talk to one of our experts to find or create the perfect ring. We offer a wide array of designs from classic styles to more contemporary designs. With over 60 years experience in the jewellery industry we offer our clients affordable pieces at unparalleled quality.

How did we get to Engagement Rings?

Custom Designed Engagement RingThe history of the engagement ring goes back hundreds of years. While rings are recorded to have been used in ancient Egypt they can only accurately be traced back to ancient Rome. The engagement rings of ancient times are much different that what is worn today. In ancient Rome the bride-to-be wore two rings; one gold and one iron (iron was worn at home, gold was for outside the home). The engagement ring is often worn on the ring finger on the left hand – there was an early theory that a vein that ran through this finger was connected directly to the heart.
So who do we have to thank for the modern engagement ring? The first mention of a diamond ring associated with an engagement was given to Mary of Burgundy by the Archduke Maximillian of Austria in 1477. This gesture proved to be very influential and inspired those of the European upper classes to include a diamond into the ring they gave to their betrothed.

While engagement rings went through many evolutions, starting in North American in the late 1930’s diamond engagement rings became very fashionable – a tradition that has continued on to this day. Once considered only for the upper classes by the mid-20th century diamond engagement rings were worn by nearly 50% of married women in the U.S.

Often considered the most important piece of jewellery a woman will own in her lifetime, it can become part of a family’s history with it being passed down to future generations. At Odyssey Jewellery we work with individuals or couples to choose the perfect piece that best reflects the wearer.

How to Choose a Diamond

Many times an engagement ring is the first diamond someone has purchased. With that in mind at Odyssey Jewellery we will work closely with you on finding the best ring for your budget. When buying a diamond engagement ring we encourage all of our clients to work with our experts to learn about the 4 C’s of diamond quality. The 4 C’s stand for Color, Clarity, Cut and Carat. As one of the most important purchases of your life, and the ultimate expression of your love, it’s important you know what you are selecting. A quick of overview of the 4 C’s:

Colour – When discussing colour in relation to diamonds this actually means that you are looking for an absence of colour; a pure diamond has no hue.

Clarity – Each diamond is unique and can include individual characteristics called ‘inclusions’; each diamond needs to be closely inspected to determine the number and position of inclusions to establish its clarity.

Cut – Perhaps the most well known of the 4 C’s, the cut of the diamond greatly affects how it interacts with light and therefore its brightness and sparkle.

Carat – The carat weight is a term of measurement for how much a diamond weighs; the larger the diamond the more valuable.

Creating a Custom Piece of Jewellery

Custom jewellery has recently come back into vogue. Whether a piece of jewellery is worn on special occasions or everyday it is exciting to wear something that is unique. For many people jewellery is a sentimental embellishment that can be passed down to future generations. You can choose a theme to follow or create a piece to reflect a specific period of your life. By putting this extra effort into designing and creating a custom piece for yourself or your loved one you are imbuing the piece of jewellery with an extra sense of care and authenticity.
All of our custom work is done on site; we produce all of our pieces to the highest standard and will work to create the perfect piece for you or your loved one.

We encourage you to drop by our Richmond Hill location and speak with one of our experts; we are passionate about what we do and look forward to helping you find your special piece of jewellery!

Tips for Buying Jewellery for Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day Jewellery – How to Find a Gift of Love That Suits Your Budget

Another holiday season is coming to an end. It’s time to put away the tree and box up the Christmas lights. The new year means that Valentine’s Day is only six short weeks away. Do you know what you’re getting that special person this year?

If you’re thinking about getting your loved one a piece of jewellery, you’re not alone. According to Statistic Brain, 17.3 percent of all Valentine’s Day gifts are some type of jewellery piece. It’s estimated that Valentine’s Day generates nearly $2.2 billion in sales for jewellery stores throughout the US.

It’s best to start your jewellery shopping now, it can be a big task and can lead to a lot of stress if left to the last minute. This is the perfect time to get started.  Begin the process by paying attention and taking note of your partner’s individual style and taste. Sneak a peak in their jewellery box when they’re not looking and see what’s missing. Are they in the market for a new bracelet, ring, earrings, watch, or necklace?  Get some help, don’t be afraid to seek input from their friends and family. Some people have simple tastes and will not want to wear something that’s too loud, or maybe they like something that’s a little flashier. Tastes will vary greatly from person-to-person.

Starting your shopping early can open the door to some really exciting post-holiday or early Valentine’s Day sales. Purchasing a custom designed jewellery piece is another option that many of our Markham, Richmond Hill and Toronto customers enjoy. It can be a surprisingly affordable option and will make your gift from the heart truly unique.

It’s also important to establish a budget for your Valentine’s Day jewellery purchase. Our team of Richmond Hill jewellery designers have helped create special Valentine’s Day memories since we first opened our doors over 60 years ago. We’ll walk you through the entire jewellery shopping process, explaining all the terminology, options, and prices along the way. We know you have a budget and we’ll help you stick to it, offering you excellent customer service and value for your money.

Be wary of the financing options offered by some of the bigger box jewellery stores. At first glance, the rates typically seem attractive, but these are often promotional rates and will revert to a higher amount after a few months. In the long run, financing a jewellery gift can lead to you paying a lot more for your purchase when it’s all said and done.

Be careful shopping for jewellery online. Shopping for jewellery in person gives you the ability to touch, feel and closely examine pieces before you purchase anything. Online pictures really don’t do that special gift justice. A deal that seems too good to be true probably is and you should be very cautious of any heavily discounted online item. Buying from a trusted jewellery store provides you with the peace-of-mind of knowing that you’re buying something made of high-quality materials and excellent craftsmanship.

Valentine’s Day highlights what’s traditionally known as the ‘proposal season’ with an estimated 40 percent of engagements happening between the months of November and February. Thinking about popping the big question this year? Our team of experienced Richmond Hill jewellery designers will work with you to create a one-of-a-kind engagement ring that symbolizes your love story. There are also plenty of Valentine’s jewellery gifts for newer relationships. If you’re in a new relationship, consider buying your partner a bracelet or a necklace.

Our Richmond Hill customers have shared some very romantic Valentine’s Day stories with us over the years. Presenting your gift in a romantic way can add a lot and make the experience much more memorable. Try sending your loved one on a treasure hunt, include tickets to a concert in the jewellery box, or use joke packaging.

Shopping for Valentine’s Day jewellery doesn’t need to cause panic or drain your bank account. Start early and find a local jewellery store that has the options and experience to do the job right. Don’t stress out about finding the perfect gift, your loved one will look at their jewellery and always remember the thought and love you put into their gift.

We’ve helped create Valentine’s Day memories for over 60 years. Our experienced Richmond Hill jewellery designers are waiting to walk you through the entire jewellery shopping process. We will help make this Valentine’s Day one to remember.

Custom Jewellery In Time For Christmas

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The gift of gold, precious stones and diamonds has always served as a display of commitment. Jewellery gifting is a fabulous way to make a lasting impression on your loved ones. After all, tis the season of love.

As you’re making your Christmas shopping list for that special person in your life there are so many options. Perhaps it’s a ring, a necklace or a pair of earrings, giving and receiving jewellery during the holidays has a timeless feel.

Each piece of jewellery has a special meaning — It might be a reminder of a celebration, an engagement or promise for the future, maybe it becomes a symbol of the things you can’t simply put into words. In any case it’s a special and unique gift that will last forever.

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Odyssey Jewellery Designers Inc. offers a legacy of unparalleled craftsmanship, originality, and quality.  With over 60 years experience in the jewellery industry, Odyssey has a full factory and all work is done right on the premises.  Discover how we can bring your imaginations to life and help you create jewellery that reflects your own unique character. We are manufacturers and importers of platinum, 18kt gold and diamond Jewellery.

Our commitment to you is always perfection and beauty in all our pieces. Here at Odyssey we will help you find that very perfect expression. Let yourself be captivated by all that glitters at Odyssey Jewellery. Affordable prices go hand in hand with the elegance and quality of unique handcrafted jewellery. A brilliant reminder of what forever looks like.

We create anything you can dream up or choose from our beautifully handcrafted custom jewellery.  Come check out our showroom today!

Let our highly experienced and knowledgeable staff help you with your next important jewellery purchase.  We will work with you to find exactly what you need and get what you love.

Come see us today for all your custom jewellery needs.

We’d love to hear from you. You will instantly see our passion for jewellery and years of experience as soon as you walk through the door. We look forward to seeing you.

Odyssey Jewellery Designers Inc.
10909 Yonge Street, Unit #55
Richmond Hill, Ontario L4C-3E3



Finding The Perfect Diamond Engagement Ring

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Tips of the Finding the Perfect Diamond Engagement Ring in Richmond Hill

Engagement RingYour engagement ring serves as both a symbol of your relationship and as a beautiful announcement of your upcoming wedding. The ideal engagement ring will represent your personal style and taste. There are various engagement ring options available to Richmond Hill jewellery shoppers today.

When shopping for an engagement ring, you will need to determine the type of stone you want to purchase. There are various options on the market that will suit most tastes and budgets. Many couples elect to go with a diamond engagement ring. Diamonds offer a high level of elegance, beauty, and harmony to your engagement ring. No two diamonds are alike and finding the right diamond for your engagement ring design is an extremely important part of the puzzle. Your custom engagement ring designer will show you various types of cuts. Round, princess, pear, cushion, marquise, heart cut, or emerald – there are plenty of cuts out there that will suit the needs of any ring or its owner. People who enjoy sparkle will tend to have a princess or round diamond cut because there are more light-reflecting facets on the stone. Other cuts such as oval, heart, and pair will give your engagement ring a more unique look. There’s no such thing as a bad diamond cut; diamond cuts are timeless and never go out of fashion. Finding the right cut of a diamond will greatly impact the overall look of your engagement ring and will play a critical role in determining the remaining design elements of your diamond ring.

The karatage of your engagement ring will provide a further level of customization to the piece. When shopping for a diamond ring you will encounter rings made of white gold, rose gold, and yellow gold, you’ll want to consider the karatage of the ring before making a purchase. Think about what type of gold looks best with your skin tone. The purest gold rings are 24kt, while 18kt gold contains 75% pure gold, 14kt gold contains 58.5%, and 10kt gold contains 41.6% pure gold. Every couple will have unique tastes and budgets, 10kt gold engagement rings tend to be a popular choice since they are affordable and durable against scratching. Remember, a ring’s karatage refers to a ring’s metals and should not be mistaken for diamond carat, which is used in reference to the weight of the diamond in the ring. Platinum is another option for those not looking for a gold engagement ring and mixing metals is another popular trend.

Karatage is not the only factor in determining the value of a diamond. You’ll also want to find a stone with a cut that meshes with your ring’s design. The cut speaks to the diamond’s precise shape and the positioning of the stone’s facets. Clarity is another important factor in determining a diamond’s beauty and value. Jewellers use clarity to describe a stone’s physical characteristics or flaws.

Before purchasing an engagement ring, you’ll want to decide what kind of ring style suits you best. Do you enjoy the look and feel of a modern ring, classic ring, or a vintage engagement ring design? This will be one of the most important factors in designing your custom-made engagement ring. The Internet is an excellent resource when determining what ring design is best for you. We recommend that our clients spend some time on researching, Pinterest tends to be a great source of engagement ring design images. The best engagement ring designs provide the wearer with an emotional connection to their jewellery piece. Get your friends and family to help, share the ring designs that you like online and see what others think. Once you’ve put together a collection of images, look for a common theme, this will help you determine a ring design that works for you.

Choosing the perfect setting for your engagement ring will allow you the ability to really showcase the stones in your ring, the setting will also add an extra layer of style to the piece. The solitaire cut is a popular choice for many of our Richmond Hill clients, a time-tested mount that proudly presents a single diamond in a way that demands attention. The halo cut is excellent for engagement rings that contain multiple stones, the centre diamond is surrounded by smaller stones.
There’s no mathematical formula for engagement ring shopping, it’s about finding something that speaks to you and symbolizes the journey that you and your partner have taken together and the future that awaits. Take your time and find a ring that speaks to your personal taste and budget. Whether it’s an engagement ring that’s been newly designed, something off the shelf or a family heirloom; it’s your engagement ring and you shouldn’t settle.
Our Richmond Hill jewellery store has built a reputation for providing exceptional service, craftsmanship and high-quality. We understand that an engagement ring is a lifelong investment and we work hard to exceed each of our customer’s expectations on every engagement ring we create and sell. Speak to one of our experienced engagement ring designers today and allow us the opportunity to help tell your love story.

Jewellery Repair

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How to Find the Best Custom Jewellery Repair Shop

Jewellery RepairYour custom jewellery pieces are one-of-a-kind and having them professionally cleaned and repaired is the best way to preserve their beauty and protect your investment. At Odyssey Jewellery Designers Inc., we’re very proud of the reputation we’ve earned for being the most trusted jewellery repair shop in Richmond Hill, Markham, Vaughan, throughout the Toronto region. Throughout our 60-year history, we have repaired a wide range of custom jewellery pieces and we bring this knowledge to every repair job we do.

Every jewellery item is unique, and your piece’s design and materials will dictate the care and maintenance required to keep them pristine. Generally, jewellery made with harder and higher-grade materials will require less ongoing maintenance than those made of lesser-quality material. Purchasing jewellery is an investment and like a car or house, you should research the costs associated with proper maintenance in advance. Higher-end diamonds and platinum will generally require less care than their lower-grade counterparts.

Inspect your jewellery before wearing it, you’ll want to check for both damage and loose stones. Any loose stones need to be repaired right away, as they can easily fall out without the proper care. We find that many people rarely take off their rings, it’s important to regularly remove your ring from your finger and do a quick visual inspection to ensure the ring fits properly. Damages to the structure of your jewellery can also worsen when not dealt with by a professional jewellery repairer. Adjustments to a ring’s size can be done quickly at an affordable price.

Removing your jewellery for activities such as swimming, working out, cleaning, and doing yard work can also help protect your jewellery. It can be a simple habit that will improve the condition of your jewellery and may even prevent you from losing it.

We recommend that you have your jewellery cleaned every six months. There are various commercial jewellery cleaning solutions on the market that allow for home cleaning, but with so many expensive and fragile pieces it’s usually best to allow an experienced cleaner to handle your jewellery’s cleaning and repair work.

Nothing is scarier than breaking your favourite custom jewellery piece. At Odyssey Jewellery Designers Inc., we will get your rings, bracelets, earrings and watches back to pristine and working condition. Many of our customers are surprised by the fact that a lot of jewellery items can be repaired while you wait in our Richmond Hill repair shop. We’ll work with your schedule to ensure you’re wearing your jewellery again quickly.

Some of the most common jewellery repairs we do in our Richmond Hill custom jewellery repair shop include:

  • Fixing earrings and fixing broken earrings posts
  • Replacing loose or lost stones
  • Resizing rings
  • Repairing, cleaning and resizing engagement rings
  • Repairing broken gold chains and necklaces
  • Removing and modifying engravings on jewellery including rings, bracelets, and watches
  • Mending broken links on bracelets
  • Any other jewellery repair job required

In addition to offering jewellery repairs, we also can make changes to your custom jewellery pieces to give them a more modern appearance. Our team of experienced jewellery designers will work with you to keep the elements you love about your piece and redesign it to take its beauty to the next level with your own unique style and taste.

We realize that your custom jewellery carries a high amount of sentimental value and we handle every jewellery piece in our shop with the respect and care it deserves. We built our business on a foundation of passion over 60 years ago and that philosophy still comes through on every repair job we do. Nothing feels better than seeing the look on our client’s faces when they see their jewellery for the first time after it’s cleaned or repaired. It’s the reason we come to work every day. Our jewellery repair job has some of the best equipment in the industry, including the best polishers and welding equipment, this ensures that every repair job is done to the highest quality. Contact us today and we’ll provide you with all your jewellery repair options to find a solution that works for your needs and budget.

Odyssey Jewellery – Happy Customer

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Years ago I lost a treasured diamond ring that was my grandmothers, which I had always wanted to replace.  As I have been divorced for several years I had my promise ring, engagement ring and wedding ring sitting idle in a jewellery box for the past 10 years.  I decided to go and visit Ed at Odyssey Jewellery in Richmond Hill.

I showed Ed my three separate rings which each had a very small diamond in them.  I told him the story of wanting to replace the heirloom ring I had lost, but I wanted a more modern look to it.

We went through the simple friendly process of me explain my vision.  Ed drew up some sketches while I was there at the shop with him and we looked at pictures of different designs and we came up with a concept of the ring I had envisioned.

Two weeks later Ed called me and said, “You’re Ring Is Ready, Come On In”.  I went right over, very excited to see my new ring! I WAS THRILLED!!! Odyssey Jewellery had taken my rings that were of absolute no use to me into a fabulous new modern ring I now wear every day!

Here are before shots:

Here some after shots after the three stones were combined:

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An extremely happy customer.  I would recommend Odyssey Jewellery to anyone for new Jewellery, Custom Jewellery, Jewellery Repairs or Restoration.  I can honestly say they take all your wishes in to consideration and take the time, care and effort to create your masterpiece.