faqs

vanyperen5-003191How long have you been in business?
Willy Van Yperen opened his unique jewellery design studio on West 10th Avenue in 1967, each item handmade in silver or gold. Drawing from his wealth of design ideas, the store has grown to a larger studio employing a number of goldsmiths and designers that continue his high standards. The store is now operated by his son, Rob Van Yperen, but Mr. Van Yperen works one day a week.

Is everything in the store made on site?
Yes, almost everything is handmade on the premises other than manufactured silver and gold chains.

If I don’t see exactly what I want in the store, can you make it for me?
Yes, our shop pieces act as ideas for our customers, and we can sit down with you and design a specific piece. Bring your questions and ideas and we can create something special.

Can you make my jewellery into a new design?
Yes, depending on the new design, the quality of your gold and the condition of the existing gemstones. vanYperen20-012376We may need to add materials to create your new item.

Will you repair my broken jewellery?
Whenever possible, we will restore your treasure to its original condition. We love making a “worn out” item into one that is wearable and is “worn out” again.

Where do your diamonds come from?
We promote Canadian diamonds whenever possible, but smaller diamonds will not be laser inscribed as such. vanYperen6-005150

Do you do appraisals?
Yes, we have an accredited appraiser on staff for insurance and estate purposes. Please call us to schedule an appointment for this service.