ABOUT US Our Shop

Our Shop

Our shop has been located in the Dundas West and McCaul area for the last 40+ years and we have seen the city and our neighbourhood change immensely in that time.

What has remained the same since we first opened our doors is the deeply entrenched community of artists and designers - our neighbours being the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Ontario College of Art and Design.

Open Concept

Whether it is repairs or custom projects, all of our work is done in the open - Dino can always be found working at one of his benches.

Originally our shop was designed to lift the curtain on the 'secret' processes of jewellery fabrication, but we now recognize the importance of complete transparency. The relationships we build with our customers are first built on trust and there is no better way to begin than by demostrating that you have nothing to hide.

Workbench

Dino's main workbench - this is where all metal work is done, from sawing and fileing to soldering.

The tools may be different, but Dino's workbench possesses the same quality of ordered chaos as any artist's studio - every file, drillbit, and clamp accounted for.

Soldering

Preparing a piece for soldering can mean using multiple clamps, wire, and other 'custom jigs'.

Drills

Used for drilling, sanding, and wax carving - the Foredom drill is a goldsmithing mainstay.

We have several, some over twenty years old.

Workbench - detail

Ordered chaos - files, pliers, flux, solder, engraving tools, wax, rulers, scribbers, drill bits.

Just a few.

18Karat Studio+GalleryABOUT US Our Shop