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. … Read more
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. … Read more
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”. My 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 … Read more
This week, on my way to work, I listened to a radio interview with Lindsay Ell, a Canadian country music singer and songwriter from Calgary, who is lauded as being one of the most exciting and talented young artists in country music. Her interview moved me as she spoke about her perseverance, her tireless … Read more
It started with a simple question. Where does someone sell jewelry they once loved? The options were limited; melt it, pawn it or pray someone would find it on Ebay. Thus the creation of CANARY. An exclusive, pre-loved treasure trove of incredible jewels. Started as a means to fulfill an under-served market and created by the … Read more
Sadly, eight years ago almost to the day, I lost my sister and my very best friend to breast cancer. I also lost my mother to mental illness a few years prior and my father passed away eight months before my sister. Not only was I left with the devastation of loss but the reality … Read more
Can we all agree that buying jewellery is a pleasurable experience? Choosing a beautiful treasure to adorn our body arouses a different set of feelings than selecting a pair of pants, or a dress. Jewellery transforms our state of being instantly. Slipping a brilliant diamond onto our finger, or wrapping an endless string of pearls around our neck makes us regal, powerful and beautiful.
We can shop for jewelry on-line, in boutiques and in our imagination. Most fitting rooms are fraught with bad lighting, and carnival mirrors. When your retail associate asks what size we need, it’s (unfortunately) automatic for many of us to feel sheepish. When we’re asked the same question when selecting a diamond, “the biggest one you have” is considered a normal reply.
Jewellery brings joy to whomever we buy it for, we can wear it as soon as we unwrap it, we never have to have it tailored, and it becomes an object onto which our feelings, love and memories are imprinted.
CANARY is for all of us. There’s a piece of perfect shine and sparkle for everybody. And it’s a soft place to land for the jewellery you want to release back into the world.