This Week’s Canary Choice in “New Arrivals” – My Grandma’s ring

 When we launched Canary my family kindly asked “how they could help?”.  I said “We need inventory that will show the world that we are credible, trustworthy  and sales-worthy”.

Diamond Engagement Ring in Calgary ConsignmentMy mom, who is the executor of my grandma Marge’s estate, gave me all of her mother’s jewelry to consign first.  I can’t tell you how incredibly touched I was as a brand new company to get the things most treasured by my grandma.  When I asked my mom why grandma’s first,  my wise mom assured me that now was the time to share her treasures with the rest of the world.

 I couldn’t agree more. 

So while I can’t wear my grandma’s petite bezel set diamond ring on my lamb chop fingers, I can picture her admiring it daily, and nothing would bring me greater joy than to think someone else could do the same with it too.

 The fact is not many of us can or will adorn our grandmother’s or our mother’s jewelry as different sizes, different eras, different tastes all come into play.  I think the real gift is when a loved one let’s us pick out something with them when they are alive and they get to enjoy seeing us wear it.

 Thank you grandma for doing this with me when you were alive.

 Thank you mom for trusting Canary with grandma’s jewelry.

 Thank you to whomever buys the bezel ring.  You will have inherited it from a fabulous and beautiful soul.


This Week’s Canary Choice in “New Arrivals” – The Goddess of Chokers

 If you love jewelry then there is no better job in the world than to be a Canary.

I get to set eyes on some of the most incredible, one of a kind and long sold out designer pieces each and every week.


Calgary Vintage Spinel Necklace If I could possess anything though found on this week’s new arrival section it would be the Black Spinel Bead Choker with the Gold Pendant. 

 I think it’s about the most beautiful and unique piece I have seen in sometime and I especially love that it was commissioned by an adoring husband for his now late wife. 

 I would be incredibly proud to carry on its legacy and I think  it would look pretty spectacular on most.

 The other element that excites me about this piece is its incredible versatility. 

 You could dress it down with jeans or up with a ball gown.  (Sarah – could we insert pics of both?)

Between its sheer beauty and flexibility to fit everything you wear, I think this is without question ,the item to buy or layaway this week before anyone else does. 

 When you do, can I borrow it?


This Week’s Canary Choice in “New Arrivals” – The “Happiest” Necklace on Earth

THIS WEEK, MY HANDS-DOWN FAVOURITE addition to our site is the Chopard Chain and Happy Pendant.

Admittedly, I hadn’t heard of Chopard until a few years ago when my husband and I were shopping for a Rolex watch for my anniversary present. 

Pre-owned Chopard Happy Diamond NecklaceAfter working up the courage to purchase such a gift  (two margaritas to be exact)  – off we went.   I remember trying on every option in the store hoping to convince myself that there was a winner in the mix.   While doing so, my husband meandered over to the Chopard counter and had them pull out  –  of all things  –  The “HAPPY” Watch.

While I had my heart set on a Rolex, the floating diamonds were captivating and they absolutely made me smile.  The piese de resistance was the sapphire dial as blue after all, is my favourite colour.  

And, with that, I walked out “happy” and wearing a Chopard watch.

The lesson in my story is this:  either convince yourself to buy the brand even though it may not be the brand for you or let go of the pretence of the designer name and own something that makes you smile and you will love forever.

 The “Happy” pendant on our site is certain to give its new owner the same joy my watch has given me.