Our story

Gabriela and Costin Lazar - As a team with a background in architecture and art, we took over SILVERBRIDGE in 1989 and immersed ourselves with gusto into the most exciting endeavour of designing, making and retailing a dream product: art jewellery. We have always relied on our desire and ability to offer our customers an exquisite collection of modern jewellery, pieces that would set us apart, all supported by a friendly and comprehensive customer service.
Costin, a sculptor and goldsmith, established himself as an independent designer in 1979. A few years later, Gabriela who trained as an architect in Germany, became the face of Silverbridge - sales and marketing manager. The collaboration between the sculptor and the architect, leading to the sophisticated and innovative jewellery collection we present online and in our studio, has established SILVERBRIDGE as a destination for quality and style.

The collection consists of ready made pieces in sterling silver and eighteen karat gold, with the addition of precious gemstones and diamonds, along with custom designs and one-of-a-kind fine jewellery. 

All pieces are hand made, with a solid construction and beautifully finished. The inspiration is nature itself, a recurring motif being the ever present search for the balance between contrasting elements, such as sharp lines in concert with full, sensual shapes. The results are original jewellery pieces, instantly recognizable, displaying a high degree of intuitive simplicity, integrating the fluid lines with sculptural shapes. The quality of execution, as partner to the design and true to form and concept generates a visual and tactile attraction.

As a vehicle of artistic expression jewellery thus becomes an object of desire, ripe and irresistible, not only for the senses but a cultural exhibit one treasures for its intrinsic value as well. The collection reflects our time and place, with a chance of converting into timelessness. 

After 25 years of successful operation, having closed our shop on Cumberland Street in Toronto, we have been operating for a few more years out of our home studio on Chicora Avenue. Then the pandemic struck, at the same time as our kids decided to come back from oversees to live and raise their children  in Ottawa. So, here we are since 2020, in the beautiful Capital city,  enjoying the proximity of family and smiling at the challenge any such move brings with it. Looking forward to seeing our customers from Toronto who will find the time and pleasure of a road trip to Ottawa, as well as our new local patrons.

www.silverbridge.com

 

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