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About The Jewellery

 

A love of classic glamour is at the core of Leah Yard Designs. The filigree style throughout the collection has become a signature element. The curvature of the frames adds a timeless touch to each piece.

"Jewellery is so whimsical, it has always been my favourite accessory. I want to design pieces that easily mix and match and celebrate the wearer's personal style. My hope is to make jewellery that adds a touch of glamour to each day."

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Leah Yard Owner/Designer

With over 10 years of experience, Leah continues to run her business out of her studio in Vancouver, BC. Read more about the designer here.


THE PROCESS


The majority of items are made to order. Size and clarity of the gemstones may vary, as we work with (and adore) semi-precious materials.

At our Vancouver Studio we use a variety of techniques including metal forming, hammering, drilling and wire wrapping. Items are checked for quality before being assembled by hand.

Our jewellery is packaged in a custom box with care instructions. Our care cards are designed to be kept in your jewellery box.

We do our best to reduce waste by using one box for multiple items, but if you require extra boxes or gift wrapping, please let us know as we are more than happy to accommodate!



THE PRODUCT


Each piece of jewellery is designed in Vancouver. Most items are made from start to finish in Canada. Our full collection is manufactured in Canada, United States, and India.

The metals used are:

14 KARAT GOLD FILL: Gold Fill is a thick layer of gold bonded to a brass core. 
 
The requirement of Gold-Fill is weight-based and states that a piece must contain 5% solid gold of the item's total weight. Due to the bonding method of pressure and heat, this amazing metal can withstand hammering, texturizing, and forming.

Though it can naturally darken over time, it can be easily re-polished and with proper care, Gold-Fill can be considered a long-term metal. Due to its cost and durability, Gold Fill is the next best option to solid gold, and it is our favourite metal to work with! We use Gold-Fill as much as possible throughout the collection.

ROSE GOLD FILL: Rose gold is a gold and copper alloy. Rose Gold Fill is a thick layer of Rose Gold bonded to a brass core.
 
Like 14 Karat Gold Fill, Rose Gold Fill uses a weight-based requirement: to meet this, it must contain 5% solid Rose Gold of the item's total weight. Due to the bonding method of pressure and heat, this amazing metal can withstand hammering, texturizing, and forming. Though it can naturally darken over time, it can be easily re-polished and with proper care, Rose Gold Fill can be considered a long-term metal. Because of its cost and durability, Rose Gold Fill is the next best option to solid Rose Gold. 

STERLING SILVER: Also known as 925 Silver, is Silver which is 92.5% purity.  

VERMEIL: Vermeil is a Sterling Silver core, which has been guided with Gold. Our plated items have a Sterling Silver base, with a thick 14 Karat Gold plating overtop.

*Please note: Our logo tags are a mixture of Sterling Silver and Gold Plated Brass