Amongst my many finds last week were some examples of Made-In-Canada jewels, beginning with this gorgeous gilt Bond Boyd Sterling flowery scroll necklace. The first Bond Boyd piece I ever owned (and I still have it) was a Pritchett Plant (provincial flower of Newfoundland and Labrador) pin and earring set that I believe my grandmother gave to my Ontario-born mother and that me mom later gave to me.
I love this one because the necklace length is about 18 inches. Most of the Bond Boyd necklaces that I’ve come across are choker length which, well, chokes me.
On Sunday at the St. Lawrence Market, I also picked up this lovely, abstract enamel by Gervais.
And once again, here’s a magnificent Mid Century brushed sterling silver with starbursts bracelet, it signed with a B inside a hexagon. This is the mark of Toronto-based jewelry manufacturers Burkhardt Jewellers of Toronto. I come across this mark a lot. The company was founded in 1953 and appear to have been in business until the 1990s. It is said that the made a lot of things for Birks as well and some times items that bear this mark were made by the blue box firm.