I am so very happy to announce that my collection of Heart Deco antique rings & ring boxes are now for sale at Victoire (1282 Wellington St. W. Ottawa, ON)! I will write more about it at a later time, but the whole idea for Heart Deco was born after a long search for a new-to-me antique ring to replace my wedding ring. I fell head over heels for the romance of these beautiful antique pieces, but was frustrated by the lack of availability and affordability. As is the case with many vintage goods, it was difficult to find what I was looking for locally.
I suspected that there must be other people like me - people who have a love & appreciation of the design & level of craftsmanship found in antique jewellery; people who are tired of the modern wedding & diamond industry; people who want to be able to buy something special - for themselves or a loved one - without breaking the bank. I knew that if I could pull this idea off, I would likely end up selling online (more on that later). But, I wanted very much to have a local component, in order to offer these items to people in Canada who were facing the same lack of choices that I had.
I am a long-time supporter & lover of the Victoire boutiques. I've known Régine & Katie for many years, and have the highest respect for their business model & work ethic. These ladies know how to work hard; and more than that, they are unfailingly generous with their hard-won knowledge. When I approached them with this idea (not even a plan at the time), Katie said yes, please! before I could even finish my pitch. I figured if there were any ladies in Ottawa who would be interested in Heart Deco, they would be shopping at Victoire anyways! Thank you so much to Katie, Régine, and all the amazing staff at the shop - I'm so excited to be working with you!!
In addition to the rings in this first collection (retail from approx. $200-$700), there is an adorable selection of vintage & antique ring boxes. Most of them are Art Deco style celluloid (an early plastic) from c1930s and 1940s. When I first stumbled on these, I knew I had to include them in the collection. They are perfect for any reason - including just sitting on your dresser and looking pretty - but I especially love them for wedding or engagement photo shoots. There are a bunch of styles and colours, with a few double ring boxes as well. They retail from approx. $30-$70.
Thanks to everyone visiting the site for the first time & welcome to Heart Deco! Please feel free to contact me with any questions you might have.