Whether you’re after a showy gem or an understated accessory, Vancouver’s big and independent jewellers will serve you well.

Tiffany and Co. 

The iconic and timeless beauty of Tiffany engagement rings has made them the most sought-after solitaire diamonds on the market. But you don’t have to spend big to walk out with an instantly envy-inducing blue box containing a beautiful bauble that will never go out of style. There are even eco-friendly silver straws that you can pop into cocktail glasses.

723 Burrard St., tiffany.ca

Leah Alexandra

Canadian jewellery designer Leah Alexandra travels the globe to select her semi-precious gemstones, and that attention to beauty is evident in the finished pieces. Her captivating earrings, rings, necklaces and bracelets smack of that always hard-to-achieve understated elegance.

229 Carrall St., leahalexandra.com

Stittgen Fine Jewelry

Stittgen’s first-class jewellery reputation is the result of more than half a century of excellence in Vancouver. Choose from unique, handcrafted and ready-to-wear pieces or commission a custom design from one of their award-winning goldsmiths.

Various locations, stittgen.com

Van Cleef and Arpels

Vancouver’s Van Cleef and Arpels boutique is the second largest in the Americas, boasting Murano glass chandeliers, plush carpets and the appropriately hushed reverence of a brand that’s been working since 1895. If you do have someone in your life adores a proper timepiece, you’ll want to check out the extraordinary watches here, too.

1069 Alberni St., vancleefarpels.com

Cavalier Gastown

The six-person Cavalier team takes pride in sourcing diamonds and gemstones according to the highest ethical and fair-labour standards available. Choose from their handcrafted, locally made jewellery or commission a  piece that will never go out of style. If supporting local businesses that hold themselves to high values is your thing—and we know it is—make an appointment to visit in Gastown.

217 W Hastings St., cavaliergastown.com