Cancer Awareness Event

SAVE THE DATE! On April 27th Fernanda’s Boutique is hosting a Cancer Awareness event in co-operation with the Princess Margaret Hospital.

Both men and women are welcome to join us in this event. There will be an array of food and drink as well as some special guests including a Tarot reader, Jewellery Designer, Yoga Instructor and more. This event is to raise awareness and help the Princess Margaret Hospital raise funds for an upcoming walk for cancer.

This is a great opportunity to network with new people and have some fun. We have seen great success with these events before and invite everyone to join us. As we have done in the past we will be featuring a few local businesses including a wedding dress designer.

Join us on April 27th from 5pm-9pm at Fernanda’s Boutique at 109 Old Kingston Road Unit #14 Ajax (Pickering Village). There will be some amazing raffle prizes you don’t want to miss! We look forward to seeing you all there!

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New with Crimson!

Crimson will soon be getting a makeover! We are currently working on an e-commerce website to further serve our customers. Shipping will be available to both the United States and Canada in the beginning, and will integrate into international shipping. We will continue to offer our custom jewellery design services with the added convenience of making payments available online. During this process we will also be working toward updating the look and feel of our WordPress blog and Facebook page in an effort to make it consistent and easy to navigate.

With the trade show in March drawing near, we are busy developing a new collection of beautiful jewellery pieces with some classic favourites. Individuals attending the trade show, will be among the first to catch a sneak peek of some of our new pieces, before the collection is officially launched! We are also in the midst of developing our Bridal Line with unique and eye-catching pieces to compliment both the Bride and her Bridesmaids!

We would love to hear from you! Feedback is important to our business, we welcome any suggestions you may have. Tell us what you like about jewellery and what you want to see more of! You could be the inspiration for one of our next pieces!

CGA Meeting Jan. 2013

Yesterday the Canadian Gemmological Association had it’s monthly meeting for members. Instead of the usual lectures and information updates, members were encourage to bring in any interesting jewellery pieces or gemstones in their possession for identification purposes and general interest. Members were delighted to be able to see and hold some very unique and beautiful pieces, among them courtesy of a member were some rare fancy coloured Diamonds.  The most notable one being a 15carat Natural Yellow Diamond ring with a single trilliant cut white diamond on either side of it (BELOW). The Diamond is radiant cut and GIA certified, it was truly the belle of the ball as all the members (especially the lady members) gathered around for a closer look. Such a rare opportunity does not always present itself but when it does it creates a very memorable experience.

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Eternal Flame

Handmade Silver Flame Pendant & Chain

Handmade Silver Flame Pendant & Chain

During this time of year we are sometimes reminded of those stories of people that truly touch our hearts. Recently this photo was found amongst our archives and it reminded us of why we do what we do and that some things truly last forever.

The story of this pendant began in a couple of years back when a young woman became very ill with a rare disease. The young woman had been suffering from unusual symptoms about a month before her birthday and just days before her birthday she collapsed into seizure-like body tremors. The disease was a complete shock and so rare that many of the doctors could not detect what it was. A very distraught younger sister watched her sister in the hospital, knowing she would spend her birthday there and decided she wanted her sister to have something special to help her through the ordeal. This pendant was designed and handmade by her request, a symbol of strength, love and hope. She presented this very special gift to her sister at the hospital with all who loved her gathered around. Her older sister was delighted to receive such a special gift and immediately recognized that the pendant resembled a flame. Within a couple of weeks after, another doctor was called in who had heard of these symptoms and was quickly able to diagnose the disease and prescribe treatment. The young woman has since made a full recovery, changed jobs and was recently promoted.

Sometimes all we need is a little reminder from those around us that we are loved, and that we are strong.

Happy Holidays from Crimson

Jewellery For The Holidays!

Dear Family and Friends,
 
The holidays are a time of celebration with loved ones.
This season, present that special someone with one of our unique hand-made jewellery pieces in gold or silver.
Our one-of-a-kind pieces are limited so come and see us today!
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Click on the picture to view our holiday postcard.
Seasons Greetings!
Crimson

Holiday Shopping!

Red Ornaments

The holidays are closing in fast! With the festivities of the season and the demand of work and home, things can get very hectic at this time of year. Let us at Crimson help make your holiday shopping easier this year. Surprise your loved ones by custom designing a completely unique and special jewellery piece. Restore old, broken and unworn jewellery by having them re-designed into a new jewellery piece or repaired by our amazing goldsmith! Choose items from our on-site catalog or find a unique gemstone from our on hand inventory, we always have something unique that you haven’t seen!

Left your shopping to the last minute? No problem! Purchase a gift card toward any of our jewellery or toward an original custom piece of your design. Whatever it is you’re looking for, Crimson can help you find it!

Contact us for details.

Phone: 905-999-4129

Email: leeanne@crimsonjewellery.ca

Introduction

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For those of you who might have been wondering who is behind Crimson, I thought I would post a few pictures from my photo shoot in October so you could see who I am. My name is LeeAnne and I am the owner/operator of Crimson. This company was founded by a desire to serve the public through my passion in jewellery. I am not alone though, and have some amazing people helping me out including a very talented goldsmith who has been in the business for over 30 years and the friends I have made through my work within the industry.

I am a certified Gemmologist and received my diploma through the Canadian Gemmological Association. I am always open to answer any questions you may have so feel free to send me an email or a message here on WordPress as I check both frequently. You may also call me during the day between 9:30am and 6pm, I attempt to return any missed calls the same day or at latest the next day.

Cheers, LeeAnne

10 Romantic Ways to Propose!

Our customers have often asked us for some good ideas and tips to make their proposal truly special. Below are 10 romantic and memorable ways to propose. Being creative and knowing your partner and what they like will help you create the perfect proposal.

1. Send your partner on a treasure hunt. Start with a clue at home; then send them on a tour of your favorite spots all over town. When they get to the last hint, the prize should be you on one knee.

2. Go out for a night of dancing and ask the DJ or bandleader to pass you the mic so you can dedicate a song and propose on the dance floor.

3. Movie buffs? Ask your neighborhood theater to run an ad featuring your proposal and make sure you get there in time for the previews.

4. For a simple surprise, after your partner goes to bed, go to their jewelry box and replace their everyday ring with the engagement ring. They’ll be completely shocked in the morning when they go to put on their regular ring.

5. Turn off all the lights in your apartment and make a trail of candles that leads to a circle of votives positioned around the ring.

6. Upload a video of your proposal to YouTube (tell them you have a hysterical home movie to show them).

7. Ask the pastry chef to write, “Will you marry me?” in chocolate sauce around the rim of their dessert plate.

8. Propose in a flower or botanic garden when everything is in bloom.

9. For a simple and intimate atmosphere make a homemade meal and propose in candle light with music in the background.

10. For Christmas engagements get creative! You can hang the ring box like an ornament on the tree and when all the other gifts are opened, have someone point out that there is one gift left with their name on it.

Whatever way you decide to propose keep in mind your partners personality, if they are normally a bit shy and quiet don’t make it a public event. If they happen to be very family oriented make sure that their family is present for the big question!

Let us help you create the perfect ring for this special moment. Call us at 905-999-4129 or email your inquiries to leeanne@crimsonjewellery.ca