Spring 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

Trunk window

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!

A new year, a new look?

Tourmaline StrandOften a new year brings a cleaning out of the old and resolutions to move forward on new projects. If you have come across a neglected piece of jewellery that doesn’t work for you or loose stones that could be used to create something special, drop by the shop and together we can create a unique piece.

These tourmaline pieces needed a lift, strung together with hand twisted 18K yellow gold, they come alive.

Autumn Musings

vanYperen4-000987Ah, after a beautiful warm summer, the nights draw in a little earlier each day and we savour the days when the sun chooses to shine.

At Van Yperen we also start thinking of that December date looming, customers searching for the perfect gift. Now is the season we knuckle down, sketch out designs and create pieces to be chosen for that special person.

Here is but one suggestion to consider, as always we are happy to work with you on a design for your one of a kind person.

Visit us to see what we are working on or talk to us about a piece you’re thinking of.


What lucky lives we lead at Van Yperen! We have the opportunity to partake in one of the most important moments in a couple’s life, creating a special ring to signify their commitment. This couple wanted a very unique stone, a cat’s eye chrysoberyl, to mark their engagement.

So the quest began, the well traveled stone was sourced in Brazil and cut in Germany. Upon its arrival, many design conversations ensued, and two family diamonds were incorporated.

All of us, including our couple, couldn’t be happier with the end result!
It was such a privilege to be part of the moment and we wish them a lifetime of happiness.

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IMG_3037It’s engagement & wedding season for a number of our customers. For some, the ring comes as a surprise, the observant “asker” brings in details and likes of the “askee” even down to clever sleuthing (with our help) on figuring out the ring size. Others come in as a team and together, we create the design. While many involve a diamond, this couple caught our attention.
Not wanting the time and preparation involved in a wedding, they planned an elopement to Portugal and wanted a less traditional ring. They chose the stone, a garnet, not for it’s significance but because they liked its colour and how it looked with the 18K yellow gold. With an active lifestyle, they wanted a low profile setting, a ring that could slip into a jean pocket and not catch. The hammered texture provides added interest.

Whatever your moment, whatever your style, we can create a ring that expresses your love.

A true love story never ends.

An artist in our midst!

IMG_3033Artists in our Midst is an informal group of over 60 Vancouver artists working in a variety of mediums; oil, acrylic and watercolour painting, ceramics, jewellery and photography.
This year, Rob van Yperen is participating in the annual open studio tour. The one day group show is on at the Roundhouse in Yaletown, Tuesday, April 29 from 10 am to 9:30 pm, opening reception at 7 pm.

The open studio tour is Saturday, May 3 & Sunday May 4 from 11 am to 6 pm.
Drop by the shop to see some of Rob’s creations and follow the map to over 20 other open studios.
It’s a great opportunity to support your local artists and see what they’re up to!