Solitaire Jewellery Toronto


Custom Design Studio

Jewellery Design Studio Toronto

An independent, Canadian design studio. Authentic custom-made jewellery & expertise in gemstones.

The "feel" is just as important as the appearance in custom-made jewellery.

A jewellery studio dedicated to design and quality, with made-to-order, one-off pieces.

Solitaire's custom, modern-influenced creations are comprised of the finest quality materials, envisioned by designer and artist, Alex Armen.

100% ethical gemstones and diamonds.
Established in 1983, Solitaire is Toronto's premium jeweller.

As your personal jeweller, Solitaire saves you time, works with your financial allocation, and transforms your ideas into works of art.

100% ethical workmanship.


A Design Studio First

Solitaire's one-off, modern-influenced creations are comprised of the finest quality materials, envisioned by Canadian designer, Alex Armen.

Solitaire saves you time, and works with your financial allocation.

Each piece represents a marriage of extraordinary design and exquisite craftsmanship.

The beauty of these pieces showcases both Solitaire’s artistic craftsmanship and the taste of the clients who commissioned them. The studio's creations have been featured in film, worn in corporate settings, and appeared in weddings and anniversary dinners.
Toronto's jeweller.

Canadian designer Alex Armen creates jewellery without limitations, and spends time with you to design your perfect piece. Solitaire’s signature style is shaped in part by our clients’ vision.

Solitaire is first and foremost a design studio — a second generation family business.


Custom Engagement Ring and Wedding Band


Authentic Workshop

Solitaire is home of custom design. Our manufacturing steps are best-in-class.

Solitaire’s workshop combines over 180 years of experience in European and North American craftsmanship.

Our experience enables us to provide both premium quality and client focus that exceed those of our competitors.

Designing, gem selection, setting, polishing, and hand-engraving: these are skills that take years to master.
You will collaborate with master designer, Alex Armen, and take part in the true custom-made experience.

Even the simplest wedding band found at a mass-market retailer is different from a ring made in Solitaire's design studio.
Jewellery Workshop Toronto




The Solitaire Box

Your custom jewellery deserves a quality, custom-made box.

With style and from England, the Solitaire Box accomponies your custom-made piece.

Attention to detail.

Designer Alex Armen collaborated with an authentic tannery to produce the Solitaire Box. Made from genuine leather, the Solitaire Box ages gracefully and gains character over time.
Signature colours.

Our clients receive the Solitaire Box with their custom order. Each box features signature colours, specifically chosen by Alex Armen for both women and men.
Unique Jewellery Ring Necklace Box

Our Clients Come First

Solitaire offers our clients guidance and certainty on individual style via one-on-one meetings.

Solitaire saves you time, respects your financial allocation, and works within your schedule.

As your personal jeweller, we offer you expertise, trust, and an intimate experience. We are here for you when you need us: urgently, if you need a piece to mark an imminent life-changing moment, or for the future, if you need a piece to remind your loved one of special shared moments in the years to come.

Solitaire’s signature style is shaped in part by our clients’ vision. Our clients push the studio to continually enhance the skills of the in-house workshop. Clients value their private collaborations, and intelligently commissioned orders.

One Neighbourhood

Each piece is made for you — designed and made in downtown Toronto.

Established in 1983, Solitaire's design studio is about extraordinary service, design excellence, sophisticated guidance, and premium quality.

Solitaire's experience includes virtually every aspect of the jewellery industry, including design, retail, wholesale, manufacturing, supplies, and gemstone supply chain. Each facet of experience took place within the Downtown Yonge and Garden District neighbourhood.

A piece by Solitaire is something special to its owner. It is something pure, elegant and lasting. Integrity underlies everything we do. We stand behind every commissioned project.

The true definition of bespoke or made-to-order is the experience we have perfected over three decades. Designer Alex Armen creates wearable art without limitations, and will spend time with you to design your perfect piece.


Quality Over Quantity

Solitaire is about original design based on quality, not quantity — the luxury of curated fashion.

Commissioned jewelry is a timeless gift: it is cherished during your lifetime and then during the lifetimes of those to whom it is passed down. Your bespoke piece is uniquely personal, a three-dimensional work of art that represents you. A custom creation may well be the perfect gift.

Solitaire offers our clients guidance on engagement rings and gifts to personal fashion statements.

Like the shops on Savile Row, Rodeo Drive, and L’avenue Montaigne, your personal jeweller will have a history of design, craftsmanship, and reputation.

Custom, Fair Pricing

Solitaire is about understanding our clients first, and then designing and creating premium, made-to-order pieces.

We take your unique needs and develop pricing that is right for you. Solitaire requires minimal inventory, and no sales staff. Instead, we pass the savings to our clients, and invest in exceptional client service, and innovative partnerships and technologies.

With premium jewellery, prices are reflected in the quality of the piece and our uncompromising service – there is a distinct difference. Our manufacturing steps are best-in-class; for example, we do not use moulds, and instead have adopted the highest precision methods for each creation.

If there is one thing that is indispensable for the creation of a custom piece, it is the hours of work put in by the craftsmen who make each jewel.

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Authentic Custom Jewellery

Comfortably collaborate with designer Alex Armen, and take part in the true custom-made experience.
Solitaire is Toronto's premium custom jeweller and gemstone specialist.
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Personalized

A piece by Solitaire is a wearable work of art. It's something you feel uplifted and transformed by. It changes your spirituality.

Custom jewellery by Solitaire creates a vocabulary for those determined to identify and assert themselves on their own terms.

As your personal jeweller, Solitaire saves you time, respects your financial allocation, and works within your schedule.

As a client, you engage in a unique consultation with designer Alex Armen. You are at the heart of the process. The final product reflects your uniqueness.


Unforgettable

We are the home of custom design. Our experience enables us to provide both premium quality and client focus that exceed those of our competitors. You will collaborate with master designer, Alex Armen, and take part in the true custom-made experience.

The true definition of bespoke or made-to-order is the experience Solitaire has perfected over three decades. Designer Alex Armen creates jewellery from scratch without limitations, and will spend time with you to design your perfect piece.



Premium Guidance

Solitaire's mission is to advance the allure and value of custom-made, premium jewellery.

Our one-off, modern-influenced creations are comprised of the finest quality materials, envisioned by a stellar Canadian designer. Each unique piece represents a marriage of extraordinary design and exquisite craftsmanship.

Clients have approached us with an idea but were unsure of how to start; we helped them achieve their goals. Solitaire offers our clients guidance based on your personal style.


Community

Together, we give back to help non-profits build the infrastructure they need to support programs and services. Solitaire believes that Toronto communities are important. We work with charitable and cultural organizations in the city that make a positive social impact in our communities.

The Conversation Begins with You

Diamonds & Gemstones

Share your refined taste, love or commitment with a bright and fiery diamond or a fine, colourful gemstone.

Solitaire's years of experience in hand-selecting rare, untreated coloured gemstones and beautiful diamonds perfectly complements your custom-made piece.
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Global Symbol of Love

A fine diamond is always meaningful, elegant and timeless.

The individuality of an ethical diamond captures your moment.

The 50 million year journey of your special stone begins deep in our Earth, a journey that is crystallized in each gem.

Solitaire's premium selection of mined diamonds includes Canadian diamonds and diamonds with excellent hearts and arrows.

Take advantage of Solitaire's laboratory created diamonds, which are eco-friendly and attractively priced. (40-50% less than a mined diamond)
Our professional team will collaborate with you to find your perfect ethical diamond, whether mined from the earth or laboratory-made.

Trust Solitaire's exceptional service, professionalism and expertise to deliver your special diamond.

Clients work with Solitaire's gemologist and designer to choose from a few stones that meet your criteria, and their confidence in our decades of experience secures their desired diamond.
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Palette of Gems

Hand-selected natural gemstones.

Solitaire's custom designs use gemstones for their chromatic effect.

Each Solitaire client enjoys a unique experience.

Through science of gem measurements, visual verification, and laboratory certificates, you will gain a deep understanding of your precious stone.

Solitaire is pleased to also provide Chatham created gems, synthetic moissanite by Charles & Colvard and NEO, in all sizes and shapes, as well as natural black diamonds.
Nothing demonstrates your appreciation of colour, shape, and quality like gemstones.

Solitaire's hand-selected natural gemstones include Paraiba Tourmaline, pure red Rubellite, intense green Tsavorite, pastel pink Morganite, and rare Black Opal & Spinel.

Click here for more information on selecting a gemstone.

Gemstones Toronto


  • Ruby, Topaz, Emerald, Amethyst, Opal, Alexandrite
  • Sapphires, Gems

Private Gemstone Collection

Break away from the indistinctive retail or online selection and service. Solitaire's collection of gemstones are available to clients for purchase.

Explore new, fresh combinations of fine, natural gemstones. Our custom designs use gemstones less so for their intrinsic value and more for their chromatic effect.

Many of Solitaire's gemstones are cut in Germany's gemstone cutting town of Idar-Oberstein. Twice a year, typically in the winter and summer seasons, Solitaire offers clients an opportunity to purchase from a fresh selection of fine gemstones in person when our German representative visits our design studio. To be part of this exclusive experience, please contact Solitaire in January and in July of each year.



Designer Alex Armen Official Site of Alex Armen

Canadian Designer Alex Armen


Collaborate with master designer and creative director Alex Armen, and take part in the true custom-made experience.

The true definition of custom or made-to-order is the experience Solitaire has perfected over three decades.

Jewellery is a field of artistic expression and innovation.

An enormous range of skills are placed for the quest of beauty and elegance. Bringing back old traditions and ingenuity, combined with cutting-edge additive manufacturing steps, Alex Armen creates bold and sophisticated designs that are one-of-a-kind.

Alex Armen can create your personal piece from scratch without limitations, and will spend time with you during designing.

Our creations include pendants, signet rings, wedding bands and engagement rings, earrings, cufflinks and many others.

Contact, Appointment, FAQ

Your Appointment
416-867-1540 or 888-626-9293
Address
210 Victoria Street


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Your personal engagement will be comfortable, collaborative, and exciting.

Solitaire is perfect for clients who wish to capture special moments of their lives in premium, high-quality, custom-made jewellery. As your personal jeweller, Solitaire saves you time, works with your financial allocation, and transforms your ideas into works of art.

Talk to us about meeting your specific deadline.

Please contact us for your appointment.

We are scheduling every day from 10:30am until late.

Solitaire's premium service, price and quality commitment means that our clients are looked after, and questions are professionally answered.

Clients can comfortably review details and quotes from other retail or online stores with Solitaire so to make an informed decision.

Remember, even the simplest wedding band found at a store or online retailer is generic and ordinary compared to a ring made in Solitaire's design studio. Designing, gem selection, setting, polishing, and hand-engraving: these are skills that take years to master.

Learn More About:
Fine Jewellery Designer Alex Armen
Solitaire's Corporate Jewellery & Gifts
Make Solitaire Part of Your Engagement & Wedding
Lab-Created, 100% Diamonds
Fine Gemstones

Why jewellery? What about fashion, or value?
The only gift that lasts a lifetime. With Solitaire's authentic custom-made jewellery, you experience what goes into the design and creation of your exceptional jewel. Purchasing jewellery is an experience, and one that is seldom matched by any other product or service.

Custom jewellery is a form of artistic expression, experienced craftsmanship, and lasting beauty. Jewellery has and will always be in fashion; it is not meant to be an investment nor intended to be mass produced. Your piece is meant to be meaningful, to be worn and admired, and passed-down or gifted to a special person.
What is the right gift? What do I want, or what is the right design?
Clients have approached us with an idea but were unsure of how to start; we helped them achieve their goals. Solitaire offers our clients guidance on fine jewellery, and certainty on individual style.
Why commissioned jewellery? What is a personal jeweller?
Commissioned jewellery is a timeless gift: it is cherished during your lifetime and then during the lifetimes of those to whom it is passed down. A commissioned piece is uniquely personal, a three-dimensional work of art that represents you. A custom creation may well be the perfect gift.

At Solitaire, your personal jeweller offers expertise, trust, and an intimate experience. We are here for you when you need us: urgently, if you need a piece to mark an imminent life-changing moment, or for the future, if you need a piece to remind your loved one of special shared moments in the years to come.

Working with a personal jeweller saves you time, respects your financial allocation, and works within your schedule. Solitaire offers our clients guidance on fine jewellery, and certainty on individual style.

You will want to choose a reputable business, one that offers you excellent service and—most importantly—has a proven history. Solitaire was established in 1983. Like the shops on Savile Row, Rodeo Drive, and L’avenue Montaigne, your personal jeweller should have a history of excellent design, craftsmanship, and reputation.

A retailer claims that they offer custom jewellery. Is this true?
This is how you know it is not authentic custom-made:

a) If the person demonstrates on a user-friendly, catalog-based software to mix and match parts of a ring etc.
b) They outsource the designing of your piece. If they use molds to create your wax model.
c) If the store has a sales staff.
d) They sell many ready-made, mass produced pieces.
e) If the timeline is a few days versus a few weeks for complicated designs.
f) They sell diamonds that are graded locally versus internationally.

The true definition of custom or made-to-order is the experience Solitaire has perfected over three decades. Designer Alex Armen can create jewellery from scratch without limitations, and will spend time with you to design your perfect piece.
What is Solitaire's Authentic Custom-Made Experience?
STAGE 1: Start your experience with Solitaire by confirming your personal appointment.

From our experience, we recommend that you perform research and think about your ideal allocation towards your project. You should find this stage exciting and educational.

With Solitaire, you are welcome to bring along your research, questions and quotes to your personal meeting.

If you have design ideas already, please forward them to us. Our talented designer will take time to understand your preliminary requirements prior to our meeting.

STAGE 2: Browse through Solitaire’s official website and Instagram page to learn about our passion and service, and to see examples of our exclusive designs by Toronto designer, Alex Armen.

Upon your visit, expect to see our newest designs at the Solitaire design studio, and more importantly, to experience our on the spot designing of your unique, custom piece.

This is our signature, premium service for our clients, perfected over time since 1983.

STAGE 3: Welcome to Solitaire’s design studio. Your personal meeting is collaborative and comfortable. Examples of projects that our clients have commissioned to Solitaire:

- Promise ring, emerald rings, opal rings, and ruby rings
- Pearl necklace, pearl earrings, body jewellery
- Sapphire engagement ring, blue diamond ring
- Custom pendant, custom charm bracelet
- Yellow diamond earrings, custom diamond earrings
- Custom diamond eternity bands, marquise diamond
- Wedding bands for men, black diamond rings
- Anniversary bands, bridesmaid jewellery
- Matching wedding bands, unique ring designs
- Sterling silver bracelet and necklace
- Cocktail rings, blue topaz rings, garnet rings
- Non-traditional engagement rings, betrothal rings
- Princess, emerald, cushion, pear shaped diamond
- Black diamond wedding rings, statement jewellery
- Emerald and diamond ring, dress jewellery
- Victorian engagement rings, custom diamond earrings
- Custom antique engagement rings, children's jewellery
- Rose gold and platinum, hand engraved jewellery
- Man made diamond engagement rings, moissanite
How much does it cost? What is the turnaround time?
Solitaire's prices are not the least expensive, nor the most expensive. Solitaire's prices are fair and straight forward, and tailored for each client. We never leave our client hanging or in the dark. Our clients are purchasing a made-to-order, quality piece, and Solitaire's exceptional service.

Although Solitaire works with clients to meet their specific deadline, typical custom-made pieces take about 4 to 6 weeks.
Why do you work by appointment?
Your private meeting helps us serve you better. It provides you with an exclusive experience that is comfortable, and establishes trust. During your appointment, we will finalize your requirements, including design and price.
How do I learn about gemstones? How do I know what to get?
Fine precious and semi-precious gems are special and beautiful. Solitaire provides guidance for clients that are interested in purchasing natural gemstones. With the vast number of poor-quality, treated and synthetic, commercial stones sold on the internet and in stores, Solitaire's expertise in gem quality (colour, polish, cut, rarity, and pricing) arms clients with valuable information to make an informed decision.

Also, Solitaire secures fine gems from Germany's gemstone town, Idar-Oberstein.

With the volume of information available online, not all of it is accurate, factual or relevant. However, please visit the GIA and IGS websites for gemstone information.

Clients should visit an experienced, reputable gem dealer. An experienced gemologist will guide you accordingly during your gemstone-related journey.

Gemstones sold online typically include lower-quality, irradiated, commercial-market stones; the poor quality of these stones are reflected in its prices.
How do you help me select my diamond?
Each Solitaire client enjoys a unique experience. You are never bombarded with choices. Instead, you work with our gemologist and designer to choose from a few stones that meet your criteria.

Solitaire uses effective web-based platforms that accumulate data about diamonds from around the globe.

Our technology-based platforms, combined with our existing network of bona fide diamond dealers around the world, provides you with a personalized search experience that results in a perfect match. You will benefit by receiving your requested diamond at a desirable price.
What are your other jewellery services?
Lifetime Commitment: As our client, you receive same-day complimentary setting inspection, cleaning, and polishing to keep your custom jewellery looking beautiful, as often as you want. There is no charge for this service.
Jewellery Cleaning

Ring Sizing: Our clients receive a complimentary ring size adjustment on most custom-made orders, at no charge. Your ring is returned back to you the same day or next.
Ring Resizing

24K Gold Bar Investment: If you are interested in purchasing physical, 99.99% gold bars without paying for high commission charges and administration costs, please contact us. There are no miniums or HST with Solitaire's pure gold or platinum bars.
Gold Bar Investment

Updating, Redesigning & Travelling: Consider having your seldom-worn jewellery redesigned. From updating heirlooms to refreshing your current jewellery, Solitaire can help you bring pieces you no longer love back into your heart.

If you are a frequent traveler, you may wish to have replicas made of your expensive pieces. Solitaire can help you travel without worrying about securing or storing your precious gems.
Redesigning Jewellery

Purchasing and Crediting: Solitaire will purchase precious metal jewellery you are no longer interested in wearing. If you wish, we will credit the value towards a custom-made piece. The value of your precious metal will be based on the day's market price.

Trust is our priority. Like our authentic custom jewellery service, we provide our clients with a comfortable and professional environment.
Purchasing and Selling Gold

Appraisals, Insurance Assessments & Repairs: Upon request, Solitaire provides clients with a third-party appraisals for insurance, estate, or personal requirements, at no charge. Solitaire will help you save money on your insurance by reassessing inflated appraisals provided by retailers.

We repair and remodel all types of jewellery, including tightening your settings to make sure your stones are secured.
Jewellery Appraisal and Repairs

Props for Movies/Film, and Recreating Antiquites & Heirlooms: Solitaire helps local and foreign film crews and prop masters with their jewellery requirements. We are Toronto's premium custom design studio, with a reputation of finishing on schedule.

Solitaire will help redesign and carefully recreate precious, meaningful pieces.
Film Prop Jewellery