10 cool spots to pick up jewelery in Montréal
Love to doll up your digits? Looking for a statement necklace? The next time you come to Montréal, plan on taking a piece of it back with you. From whimsical to wild and elegant to eclectic, here are a few great ideas on where to get some Montréal bling.
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Stop and gawk at the jaw-dropping window displays before stepping inside a fantasy world of high-end boho-chic costume jewelery imported from France and the French Riviera. Choose from three locations to satisfy your inner magpie: Peel Street, the Ogilvy department store and in Clio blue.missy – 2000 Peel Street
Like the more reserved sister of the aforementioned wild child BCLC, Clio Blue is more understated, but oh-so ravishing. This sweet little boutique (an offshoot of the Paris flagship store) specializes in stylish silver creations that will make your heart sing. – 1468 Peel Street
The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Boutique and Bookstore
You might not think of popping into a museum for jewelery, but you’d be amazed at the gorgeous selection of baubles at the MMFA boutique. Showcasing many Québec artists and artisans, the selection here is diverse and beautiful, and price-wise, very doable. – 1390 Sherbrooke Street West
This upscale, made-in Montréal company specializes in handpicked, natural diamonds and pearls that artisans then craft into jaw-dropping, I-need-that kind of creations. Pick up one of these from their swishy downtown boutique and up your chic factor. – 1255 Robert-Bourassa Boulevard, #1502
Roland Dubuc Joaillier
Dubuc, a master-class jeweler, kicks up origami a notch or two, to say the least. He takes single sheets of gold or silver, then folds them into exquisite architectural artworks. There’s a high demand for his sophisticated, sculptured pieces. – 620 Cathcart Street, Suite 408
Freitag has a huge fan base of bauble lovers and we know why. Showcasing an in-house brand alongside a few local designers, this trendy shop on the Main (a.k.a. Saint‑Laurent Boulevard) stocks an array of cool adornments that have an organic, contemporary feel. Lots of silver and pieces with semi-precious stones, and goodies for guys too. – 3762 Saint-Laurent Boulevard
The miss of Missy Industry sells her hand-made creations from a small shop on Rue Duluth. Working from a sheet of sterling silver and with leather, she crafts edgier, urban pieces with a kind-of-industrial vibe. On the radar if you’re looking for something a little more badass. – 367 Duluth Avenue East
A true tonic for the jewelery-deprived soul, Argent Tonic offers a treasure chest of wonders in its tiny shop. Helmed by jewelery-maker Aaron Maya, it offers earthy yet elegant creations (silver, gold, semi-precious stones and antique pieces) that aesthetes of both genders will adore. – 138 Laurier Avenue West
Birks and Tiffany & Co
Being a cosmopolitan city, Montréal boasts the big names in jewelery too. A stop at Birks gives you access to sublime sparklers, ooh-la-la necklaces and watches that cost more than most people’s cars. Open since 2012, Tiffany & Co features its signature collections (Tiffany 1837, Return to Tiffany, Clés Tiffany) and designs by names like Elsa Perretti, Paloma Picasso, and Jean Schlumberger. – 1240 Square Phillips Street and 1290 Sherbrooke Street West
Rebecca Sellers, blogger
Hailing originally from the big country skies of Manitoba, Rebecca adopted Montréal over 20 years ago after living in Québec City and France as a student. When she is not writing, translating or teaching English, she can be found pedaling the city’s bike paths, strolling the streets in search of hidden gems, and striking up conversations with local merchants, creators and folks in the neighbourhood.
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