Hot off the bench!

This lovely ring was finished today, so sparkly it will surely spark joy for the person it is for!

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The workshop is buzzing with commissions, redesigns & repairs. Trying to come up with ideas to celebrate Van Yperen’s 50th anniversary next year, any ideas??

Busy in the Studio!!


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Sauer 3We have all been so busy in the workshop that we have been neglecting this space a little! Apologies all around. Really need to share this bracelet that’s been absorbing a lot of our time, handmade 18k white & yellow gold, 3 dimensional tubes combined with South Sea Pearls. Handmade clasp completes the one of a kind detailing!

Springtime at Van Yperen Jewellers



Tea Time

Maybe it’s still little dreary as we approach the Easter weekend, but a view of our new window will have you thinking spring anyway!

Check out our little birds peeking out of the hanging teapots, there are other “gems” to see too.

Happy Easter from all of us at Van Yperen Jewellers!

Will you marry me?

Will you marry me

Ah springtime, the season for proposals. For almost 50 years, Van Yperen Jewellers has been helping couples create the perfect ring for their perfect union. Any one of our talented goldsmiths can meet with you to discuss your ideas and budget to find the best fit for you.


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Whether it’s on a bike ride, walking on the beach or a romantic dinner, let us be part of your moment!

Train is in the Station!


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Train 2014New creations are being added daily as the goldsmiths toil away in the shop, similar to another workshop at the North Pole! We look forward to seeing you on December 6 or whenever it fits your schedule, we are open every day until December 24.

Join the kids following our Christmas train, see what’s sparkling in the shop!

Happy Holidays to all!

There Go the Brides

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For the past month a bevy of brides have been on display, their flowing skirts have rustled in the breeze and their ever changing jewellery has caught the attention of passerbys. Most popular has been the diamond pendant worn on the bride on the far right, a single floating diamond accented by a gold frame. Fit for any bride in your life!

Hurry to catch these runaway brides, display will be changing next week!

P.S. Can you spot the material in the dresses?

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Hint: You may never have realized the potential of your morning coffee!

Here comes the Bride



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Ms. Piggy and Kermit are a leading example of the “happy couple”. Ms Piggy, a recent winner of a Sackler Center First Award, is part of a display of Ms. Piggy themed celebrities on show this month at our store. These fascinating porcines were created by a local artist, Valeria Fellini. See if you can spot the celebrity, from bygone film stars to historical female icons. These intricate characters are amazing in their detail and ability to take on the subtleties of the person.

If you have a wedding on your horizon, a visit to Van Yperen can start you on the path to a one of a kind creation for the love of your life!

Step Back in Time!



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A visit to our current window display feels like a trip to a museum.

There’s a vintage brass cash register that served for decades in a West 4th Avenue drygoods store and assorted woodworking tools from the same era.

A tour of our shop will reveal countless hand tools that are still in use, come see what’s in progress in the workshop.

Each jewellery creation is as unique as you are!

Spring Bling!

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Bling

This ring has it all, bling, style and sentiment. Our client felt her old ring needed a redo; she gave us her diamonds, the sentimental aspect, and asked us to redesign her ring. We were amazed at the end result!
It catches the light, hence the bling but it has a stylish flow that suits the smaller finger that it fits.
Only downside? Trying not to stare at it while you’re driving, it is a distraction!

Trunk Show

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Well this is a twist on a conventional “Trunk Show”. As you probably know, we take a particular interest in creating unusual window displays for our jewellery. This trunk came from Ruby, who took it away to university in 1936 where she studied pharmacology. The trunk travelled around the western provinces, did a stint in Ottawa before her daughter, Robin, took it to Oregon State University in 1967. We thought it would make a great conversation piece along with some vintage cameras, binoculars and a collection of old postcards from Lonnie of Kitsilano.
While neither Ruby or Lonnie are here to enjoy their contributions, we are thankful for them.
Don’t forget to check out our latest creations as well!