Happy Valentine's Day!

Wishing all you crazy love birds a very happy Valentine's day! Jewellery is always a nice treat for your sweet, heart themed or otherwise. Featured here: lockets, a tiffany style silver bracelet and heart leaf earrings. We'll be open 10-6 on Tuesday February 14th for your last minute Valentine's Day gift needs.

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Tiffany style silver heart bracelet
locket necklaces
heart leaf earrings

Custom Engagement Ring - Unique & Modern

This unique engagement ring was completed just in time for a Christmas proposal. The contemporary two tone gold design is set with a Canadian diamond. Follow the link for more photos and to see the process behind this custom made stunner.

Unique, custom made engagement ring

Unique, custom made engagement ring

Real Wedding: Rustic and Romantic in Rockton ON

This real wedding feature shows a glimpse into Jack and Martha's charming Rockton wedding. These two were such a joy to work with; So happy, full of love and bursting at the seams with positive energy. Just thinking about them as I type this puts a huge smile on my face. It started with Martha's unique engagement ring, then His and Hers wedding bands, special jewellery wedding gifts for each other and finally bridal jewellery for the bride to wear on the big day. The wedding rings were so meaningful to this couple that they included photos of them and a write-up right in their wedding program. I'm truly honoured to have been a part of their remarkable journey. 

When the wedding bands are so meaningful they get featured in the program

When the wedding bands are so meaningful they get featured in the program

His and Hers wedding rings

His and Hers wedding rings

Jack and Martha

Jack and Martha

Rustic and romantic in Rockton ON

Rustic and romantic in Rockton ON

Photo credit: images 2-4 by photographer Mark Zelinski

Unique Men's Wedding Band with Greek Cross and Rustic Design

This unique men's wedding ring was a recent custom design project for a Greek gent.  Made in two tone 18K gold, it includes personalized symbols meaningful to the client and features a distressed finish. Girls usually get all the fun where engagement rings and wedding bands are concerned so it's a treat when I get to design an unusual men's wedding band. This one has a continuous design that's different from every angle. View the video below for the full 360. 

Spring Inspired Jewellery Gifts for Mother's Day

Springtime is upon us and Mother's Day is just around the corner so we're featuring a few pieces of jewellery that embody the essence of spring and which would make lovely and unique gifts for mom. 

First up is an 18K yellow gold necklace with a rose quartz cabochon; a pretty pastel pink which happens to be one of the Pantone colours of the year - and is actually called "rose quartz". The pendant also features a delicate gold flower detail. 

Rose quartz pendant with flower detail - 18K yellow gold necklace

Rose quartz pendant with flower detail - 18K yellow gold necklace

What is more spring like and mom appropriate than these Mama and Baby Bird earrings? Made in sterling silver and yellow gold, these two tone earrings would be a perfect special gift for a mom that appreciates unique jewellery.

Mama and baby bird earrings

Mama and baby bird earrings

The other Pantone colour of the year is "Serenity", a lovely light blue shade exactly like the blue of these chalcedony earrings featuring a hand carved leaf design that is oh so pretty and delicate. 

Blue chalcedony leaf design earrings

Blue chalcedony leaf design earrings

PRICING INFO:  Rose quartz pendant is $825, 18K gold chain is $275. Chalcedony earrings are $245, Mama and Baby Bird earrings are $665. (Prices are in Canadian dollars). We offer FREE SHIPPING for these items within Canada and to the US (based on standard postal service - rush shipping upgrades available).

CONTACT US if you are interested in purchasing one of these pieces. 

Thank you from Zoran Designs Jewellery

As the year draws to a close, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for making 2015 another fantastic year for Zoran Designs Jewellery. I had the pleasure to meet and get to know some truly wonderful people over the course of the year. Whether it was while working on custom jewellery design projects, during engagement ring or bridal jewellery consultations or simply while serving you in the store and helping you find the perfect gift for the occasion, it's the stories and connections (both in person and online) that make the moments meaningful and memorable. Jewellery marks special occasions and life's milestones (both big and small) and though it is a given for big purchases like engagement rings and wedding bands, smaller items can take on special meaning and sentimental value over the course of years as they become associated with a special person or special moments and ingrained in our memories.  When you commission me to design a ring or when you purchase that pair of earrings as a graduation or birthday gift, I feel I am made a part of those special moments in your lives and it is a lovely feeling. So thank you for your new and continued business, for your referrals and of course thank you for letting Zoran Designs play a role in those special moments. 

I hope 2015 was a happy and prosperous year for you all and may 2016 be even more so!

Sincerely,
Maja Prvanovic-Kogut - Owner / Jewellery Designer @ Zoran Designs

PS. We know how much you love jewellery photos so here are some that were featured on our Instagram account over the past couple of months.

Modern Jewelry: gold pendant with blue sapphire, tanzanite, and amethyst gemstones

Modern Jewelry: gold pendant with blue sapphire, tanzanite, and amethyst gemstones

Artisan Jewellery:  unique silver ring and earrings

Artisan Jewellery:  unique silver ring and earrings

Fine Custom Jewellery: Australian Opal Pendant

Fine Custom Jewellery: Australian Opal Pendant

Serbian Jewelry - Srpski Nakit

Serbian Jewelry - Srpski Nakit

Swarovski Crystal Jewellery: statement bracelet

Swarovski Crystal Jewellery: statement bracelet

Unique Gold Jewellery: organic rings

Unique Gold Jewellery: organic rings

Michael MIchaud Jewelry: nature inspired earrings, necklaces and bracelets

Michael MIchaud Jewelry: nature inspired earrings, necklaces and bracelets

Fine Jewellery: two tone gold necklace

Fine Jewellery: two tone gold necklace

Modern Jewellery Design: ring with blue sapphire and diamonds

Modern Jewellery Design: ring with blue sapphire and diamonds

Pearls: pearl jewellery

Pearls: pearl jewellery

Silver Seasons Jewelry: bird earrings

Silver Seasons Jewelry: bird earrings

Modern Designer Jewelry: sculptural gold pendant and earrings

Modern Designer Jewelry: sculptural gold pendant and earrings

 

 

The making of LUCID

A UNIQUE, MODERN JEWELLERY COLLECTION

Unique, modern jewelry

The Lucid jewellery collection embodies elegance, style and sophistication. Expertly designed and crafted entirely by hand, these incredible pieces are simultaneously clean and ornate, contemporary and timeless. Fluid shapes and feminine curves make each piece striking yet soft. 

Dreamy designs with a bright clarity that awakens the senses. This is LUCID.

HOW IT'S MADE - THE PROCESS OF HANDMADE JEWELLERY

It all starts with hand drawn sketches. 

Jewelry design - sketches

Jewelry design - sketches

A hand saw is used to cut each segment of the design.

Jewelry making: hand cutting

Jewelry making: hand cutting

Each segment is hammered into shape to achieve a beautiful contour. 

Jewelry making: hammering into shape

Jewelry making: hammering into shape

Every piece is hand filed to soften the edges and ensure a perfectly smooth surface free of any hammer marks.

Jewelry making: filing

Jewelry making: filing

Segments are aligned into their intended design and soldered together. Things get pretty hot!

Jewelry making: soldering

Jewelry making: soldering

When making jewellery that is to have a shiny finish, polishing involves several steps. Starting with rough grit then working your way to super fine until the piece is perfectly finished and free from all scratches and imperfections. Rubber bits are sometimes used in areas where the buffing wheel may not be able to reach well. 

Making jewelry: polishing

Making jewelry: polishing

The final step is to use a buffing wheel to achieve that perfect, mirror like shine. 

Jewelry making: buffing

Jewelry making: buffing

The finished jewellery:

Beautiful silver statement necklace. Unique, modern design from the LUCID jewelry collection.

Beautiful silver statement necklace. Unique, modern design from the LUCID jewelry collection.

Elegant earrings with a clean, contemporary design. From the LUCID jewelry collection

Elegant earrings with a clean, contemporary design. From the LUCID jewelry collection

Beautiful earrings from the LUCID jewelry collection.

Beautiful earrings from the LUCID jewelry collection.