At 18Karat, we are proud to have an amazing studio where we can create new and original pieces every day, but are also exceptionally proud of our gallery. Our store features rotating exhibitions of lovely pieces by Canadian artist from coast to coast. To highlight the amazing talent that we have in the gallery we will be featuring one of our artist every month. This month starting with our very own master goldsmith Dino Giannetti.
At the age of 14 years old, Dino grew a passion for goldsmithing from working alongside his father, Tullio, who became a master goldsmith after emigrating from Italy in 1950. His passion became so apparent at the age of 16, that he went to Italy to apprenticed under another master goldsmith, Armando Ruggeri. With all the knowledge bestowed upon him by Armando, Dino returned to Canada to turn their home-based jewellery business into a store. Many people were skeptical at first in trusting a child with their jewellery requests, it didn't take long for their clients to understand that Dino’s talent was that of a true craftsman.
The 2016 Great White North Exhibition : IN FLUX
On Display : November 01 - December 17, 2016
18Karat Studio + Gallery presents it's annual national exhibition, The Great White North Exhibition, on display at the following venues.
INNOVATION - Celebrating the Metal Arts Guild of Canada's 70th Anniversary
On Display : May 05 - June 02, 2016 // Reception : May 06, 2016