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Ian and Lesley are the father-daughter team behind Finlayson Goldsmiths.
After a 4-year apprenticeship and extensive training in some of Vancouver’s premier workshops (Toni Cavelti, Lander Design, Swedish Jewelers), Ian went on to a career as a solo artisan. He has 45 years of experience in the fabrication of fine jewellery, using both new and old-world techniques.
After jewellery design training at the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts in San Francisco, Lesley acquired a certificate in diamond grading. She will work with you to come up with a unique design that reflects your personality, style and budget, then Ian will craft the piece in 18 karat gold, platinum or silver. Redesign is also part of their work, incorporating metals and gemstones from heirloom or unworn jewellery.
Drop-ins are welcome at their home studio in Gibsons, BC. Come browse their collection of one-of-a-kind pieces and see a master goldsmith at work. (Please see business hours on their website.)