The Anice Gift Guide 2018
Not knowing what to buy someone for Christmas can be daunting and we know it. There is nothing worse than having zero idea what they’ll like!
We have an absolutely hate-proof guide right here. Let us do all the thinking for you or with you. You got this!
The Teacher/The Boss/The Neighbour
Wine Glass Charms
Nothing worse than going to a social gathering and forgetting which wine glass is yours. Introducing the brand new, completely customizeable Anice wine glass charms. Ranging in sets of 2 to 24, we can work with you to pick the chains, charms and stones that will make any wine drinker fall in love with you - and their glass of pinot noir - just a little bit more!
$20 each or $15 each when you buy 3 or more.
The Teen Girl/The Niece/The Girl You’re Sort Of Dating
The Sparkle Choker
These chokers can be dressed-up or down and have adjustable lengths to be worn in a tighter or looser option, depending on their mood of the day. Available in sterling silver and sterling silver with yellow or rose gold-plating. They add just a little more pizzazz to any outfit and will make any girl (or guy!) shine that much more.
The Parents/The Students/The Dreamers
A brass ring dripping with completely unique, never-repeated designs that hang, reflect light, and watch over you while you dream - awake or asleep. Custom-design these beautiful pieces for a nursery, an office, a nook or a bedroom with elements of the person you’re buying for: birthstones, crystals with different intentions, stamped charms with names or initials: the possibilities are truly endless. Come in and #dreamwithus.
Beginning at $100+, depending on materials
Although it’s only been Fall for a few weeks now, we’ve been experiencing some major growth this season here at Anice. New products, workshops and partnerships, along with a few things we can’t quite spill the beans on yet. However, our latest news is truly one of the most exciting things to happen for us (and you!) this year.
Anice is moving on up - literally. We’re taking over the entirety of 102 Ossington Avenue!
Introducing The Apartment, a two storey loft space just above our jewel town that you’ve grown to know and love. With this expansion, we are truly elated to be able to offer larger and more frequent workshops, a pop-up retail space, events and so much more. Best of all, you can book The Apartment for your own soirée via This Open Space!
Whether you’re looking to throw a holiday party, a jewel-themed bachelorette, or an intimate wedding reception...the only limit is what you can dream up! Think twinkly lights, vintage decor, and of course, tons of sparkle.
Spanning over two floors, this stunning space features gorgeous details throughout - like exposed brick, a bay window, full kitchen, and a spacious outdoor patio. The top floor loft featured vaulted ceilings, having been converted from a former attic!
We also plan on offering catering, options as well as other preferred vendors to help you plan the ultimate event. Click here to email us for details!
December 1st is the big reveal. Our official launch. The day we open our doors and welcome all of YOU! With that being said, if there's anything you’d like to see happen at The Apartment, please let us know. We believe our jewel babe community is the best in the world, so we’d love to hear your feedback and ideas. Our team is so excited about this growth, and can’t wait to share more with you. For now, follow along on Instagram and keep an eye on our stories for updates!
Without further ado, here’s a sneak peek of the space.
If you have any questions or want to learn more about The Apartment, leave a comment below or send us an email!
What an incredibly dynamic, wild, and exciting journey this jewel life is.
For those of you that have been visiting our online store and wondering what the heck is up with the lack of products or update, and for those of you who are arriving for the very first time: welcome to the beginning of the very exciting next phase for Anice Jewellery. We have a full site of new products available and so much to tell you about.
Since the beginning stages of opening this business, I have always felt it important to be honest and real about the journey and to share the ups and downs. Although things may appear sparkly and dreamy on the outside, there are hurdles and hard days when it comes to running a business, and the people and all of the rest that comes with it. Especially when half the time it feels like you don't have a clue what you're doing. Here is a little bit about the last chapter and what has brought us to today.
It has been a year of learning and with that learning came the realization that there is only so much that I can control. What is most important is what is right in front of us. But how do you find the balance of prioritizing the right in front of you, with all the other very important parts that make up a business? With an amazing team of smart people, that's how!
Something I have learned about myself is that if it's something I don't understand or can't accomplish with the skills I have already, I tend to avoid it and focus on what I can control. This, as I now understand, is not my best business quality and could actually hinder the growth that I dream of for Anice. Thankfully, the big learning is that if you can get out of your own way, let people in and TRUST, the possibilities are endless. This is my new reality. There is power in letting go and putting people in place that have the skills that I don't have. Letting the people who are good at specific things do those things and do them the best. Rather than getting down on myself because I don't know what the heck I'm doing, or worse: avoid the important things completely because I don't want to be bad at them. Sounds a little cookoo right?! My take away: it's ok to not be the best at everything. It's ok to admit that. And it is so inspiring and amazing to watch those who are good at something you are not, do what they do so well, and know they are on your side.
The last chapter of the Anice story involved running two shops, growing at a pace that caused a burnout, closing a shop, making thousands of pieces of jewellery, working on so many amazing custom projects, making a bazillion mistakes, and lots of tears (both happy and sad). As I sit here today feeling like I've come out on the other side, reflecting as most of you know I love to do and share with you about, I am ecstatic to say that the future is looking beyond beautiful. We have never had a team quite like this before. Made up of talented jewel babes creating the magic with you in store, an operations team that is literally the glue keeping the foundation of the business strong, a marketing and web team that are innovative and brilliant, and metal-smiths that totally kick butt - I feel the luckiest to call these incredible and devoted people my squad.
So what's the plan now?
We have been working hard the last few months to create and photograph a totally new catalogue of products for you. In these collections you will find #limitededition pieces which mean there are 5 to 10 available and when they are gone they are gone forever. You will also find #oldtreasuresnewlove pieces that are either old pieces revived and reworked with new love, or vintage treasures that are perfect just the way they are and just needed a little clean up. Last but not least you will see #dreamwithus pieces that are customizable and made extra special by YOU.
This is just phase one. Over the next 2 months we will be loading up the online store with regular product turnover bi-weekly, and introducing a new custom online experience. Our mission is to bring the magical and personable attention you get in store, online. Think last minute custom gifts delivered to your door same day. Think a variety of special stones with meanings available by just a click of your mouse. Think your jewel dreams, made easy, within your budget accessible any time of the day or night.
Thank you for sticking with us. Thank you for continuing to check back. Thank you for your patience and love. You make this dream possible and it is our commitment to you to work our jewel butts off to keep improving and to deliver you the best product, customer service and unforgettable shopping and creating experience.
Stay tuned. SO MUCH MORE to announce. SO MUCH MORE magic to make. I better go now before I spill all the beans at once.
Back in the spring, we lent some sparkle to an incredible team for a wedding photo shoot at The Walper Hotel in Kitchener. A gorgeous day with the most talented babes, and we are totally obsessed with the end result.
Take a look at the photos + video below!
Mother's Day is just around the corner!
Celebrate the most important Women in your life with them, at The Anice 6th annual ♡ Mama Love Workshop ♡
Sunday, May 13th
102 Ossington Avenue
Morning session: 10am - 12pm
Afternoon session: 1pm - 3pm
Evening session: 4pm - 6pm
Choose from all our magical treasures, stones & beads to create personalized, one-of-a-kind pieces with the guidance of our awesome jewel babes.
Mimosas and treats will be offered during the workshop and a photo booth for a polaroid takeaway will take place at the end!
This year we're also teaming up with @gardinerflorals to make your Mama feel extra special! Add a floral arrangement to your workshop and we will have Mom's bouquet ready and waiting for her when you arrive.
Choose from these 4 beautiful packages:
Package #1: Jewellery workshop + single rose - $35.00/person
Package #2: Jewellery workshop + jar/posy - $40.00/person
Package #3: Jewellery workshop + medium bouquet - $45.00/person
Package#4: Jewellery workshop + large bouquet - $60.00/person
🌷 Flowers just for Mama 🌷
Here at Anice, we are fortunate enough to work in an environment that has been built, grown and nurtured by women. Everything we do and everything that we stand for, is because of and inspired by the beautiful and strong women who walk through our door on the regular. We would be nothing without the creativity and passion that the women around is exude, and in turn, inspire us to exude alongside them.
To celebrate International Women's Day, and as an ode to women in general, we have created pieces that can be ordered custom for yourself, your mama, your bff, etc.
Scroll down to see this limited edition collection xo
The Lady Bum Signet
Stand Up Pendant with Of Love Studio Card
Strong Women Pendant with Of Love Studio Card
Dear Women, I love you Pendant with Of Love Studio Card
Change the World Pendant
Forgive Yourself Pendant
The Future is Female Pendant
Call or email us directly to order your International Women's Day Piece... #THEFUTUREISFEMALE <3
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Here at Anice, we understand that a man who walks into a shop filled with jewels and glitter can be a little overwhelming. One of our absolute favourite parts of the job is working with our clients to customize a gift for their partner that they feel good about. Sometimes, that gift is a stamped necklace or a pair of earrings she's been talking about. Other times, we are honoured with the privilege of designing a custom engagement ring. It's always such a beautiful gift to hear someones story and feel the love that exists between two people.
We are thrilled to share with you the engagement story of Emeiko and Karl, and how Karl popped the question with a ring that we were lucky enough to create for the beautiful couple.
Emeiko Yuen-Boyer and Karl Werleman
Engagement Date: Saturday, October 29th, 2016
Sometime in July, Emeiko and I made plans to visit our favourite city in the fall - New York. At the time, I had no idea this was where I was going to propose. However, as the summer progressed, it became clear to me that this would be the perfect weekend. And the more I began to ponder the idea, the more I started envisioning proposing on a beautiful fall afternoon in Central Park - in a rowboat with the woman I love and a bottle of wine.
Alas, as we arrived in NYC on the Friday, the plan changed. The day turned out to be very cold and extremely windy, not to mention the Park was filled with thousands of locals and tourists, making it very difficult to find an intimate spot for our very own private moment. I decided I would propose the next morning since waking up next to her is my favourite time of day. I hid the ring and came around to her side of the bed and got down on bended knee. Not only was my heart pounding, but my arm was trembling as I was leaning it on the bed. And Emeiko noticed. She suggested I ‘re-adjust.’ Nothing was going to stop the shaking until I said what I had planned and came here to say. I grabbed the box and presented her with the engagement ring, and then, for what felt like 15 seconds (but was more like three or five), we just stared at each other... until I finally asked her. And she said YES!
Cue the floodgates.
Why you chose your engagement ring design:
I was fortunate to have my grandmother and her grandmother’s rings to work with. Not having designed an engagement ring for the love of my life before, I went straight to Anice, Emeiko’s favourite jewelers. With Britt, we got started on ideas for the ring. She suggested we blend the gold from both rings and take the diamonds from her grandmother’s ring for the engagement band, and make two diamond earrings taken from my grandmother’s ring. And now for la pièce de résistance... Britt added a small diamond in the side of the engagement band, which Britt said represents me. The perfect design. From the perfect store. By the perfect person. I am forever grateful.
Why she likes the ring:
She LOVES the ring. It’s perfect because it blends our two families together. It’s personal. It’s delicate. And it’s a beautiful sparkle of love!
Thank you to this pair for sharing their lovely story - we wish them endless happiness.
The Anice Team xo
Oh love month.
See, a lot of people love to hate on Valentines Day and all of the heart-shaped candy and gifts it will bring. Many people think it's a silly commercial holiday, leaving some feeling bad about themselves when they have no one to share the day with. I'm here today to squash the stigma around Valentines Day!
Yes, it can be cheesy. But, it can also be a fun day to celebrate the love you feel for someone and most importantly, for yourself. Over here at Anice, we're big advocates for BYOV (be your own Valentine!!!)
What can make the day special and feel a little less commercial, is by getting someone something that shows how much you know and love them. None of that typical heart shaped chocolate stuff! (although.... we'll still take the chocolate)
Getting your girl custom jewellery is an unconventional gift, and nothing will say I love you quite like a personalized piece that is one-of-a-kind, just like the love you share. (awwww)
And HEY! A message to the single Jewel Babes out there: BYOV & buy yourself something special because you deserve it... and you're sure to get something you love.
Take a read below for the gifts we'd be swooning over if we were your Valentine...
The not-so-simple earrings
The EAR CUFF. Need we say more?
The body chain. What a sexy gift from your partner, no?
VINTAGE RINGS FOREVER. <3