A big city like Montreal is no stranger to fine jewelry, from oh-la-la necklaces to diamond bracelets that might cost more than your car. But it’s also a great place to find locally-focussed baubles that sparkle just as brightly. From dainty rings to smart-looking watches, these boutiques and their artisanal creations shine a spotlight on the city’s immense talent.
The brother-sister team behind Atelier LAF have taken metal and mineral magic to a whole new level. Their expert eyes and a flair for finesse turn rough gemstones into I-need-that jewelry, from sweet pearl cuffs to standout signet rings. Their swish downtown boutique makes it easy to upgrade your style with their winsome picks.
A visit to this gem-studded spot is a must for Montreal’s diamond fans. The family-run store—founded in 1992 on St-Zotique Street E, after originally opening in 1959 on the same street in Little Italy—spreads its love of luxe pieces far and wide. The selection is massive, with names like Forevermark, Frederique Constant and Pomellato gracing the shelves. And the bling isn’t just for women, with a full array of men’s baubles available as well. The service is excellent, too: Marco and Paola Miserendino take the art of bespoke jewelry seriously.