Posts Tagged ‘dubai’


I have closed my jewelry store for a few weeks so I can focus on studying for the GMAT exam. Its months away but I need to prepare and do really well!

Also, it gives me an opportunity to makeover my shop. I need to take better pictures and there will also be a new theme to my jewelry. I felt like I was all over the place before, with no direction, no style to call my own.

I have finally decided on my theme, the ocean! I grew up by the sea and used to spend several hours every weekend just relaxing by the beach. I can’t believe I have survived in Canada for so long! I used to collect seashells, little crabs and snails and bring them home with me and build miniature beaches in an old lunch box. I used to be so adventurous and even got an open water diving license when I was in high school. When I came to Canada to start my undergraduate degree I forgot my home (which is still Dubai). I am excited for this line and hope you come back to visit to see my progress!

Dubai Gold Souq

I am excited to announce that I will be heading off to Dubai on May 29th to sit, observe and learn as much as I can from expert diamond setters and goldsmiths! My supplier there is so nice and he has welcomed me to come and experience Indian/Middle Eastern style jewelry in his shop. The studio is tiny and jam packed with jewelers from India that have been trained for several years under their fathers and grandfathers…no one has had formal training at schools, like me 🙂 I hope to absorb as much as I can and ask many questions and have hopefully come back with some great experience, techniques, tips and tricks, and some new base pieces to mold!!

I will be away May 29th to July 5th. Once I am back I have a wedding to attend that week and should be back to work in full swing by July 12/13th.  I will have access to Internet daily so please feel free to contact me. I will be working on listing a few new items before I leave.

Summer Trip Pictures-Part 1

We are back from our vacation in Dubai. It was hard adjusting when we arrived since we got so spoiled at home! I have uploaded some trip pictures, more to come tomorrow!