We know that online shopping is convenient and available to every connected consumer but is it all it’s cracked up to be? Shopping in your sweats from your couch sounds amazing but not every “virtual store” is created equal and you can quickly fall prey to some very unpleasant realities. (more…)
If you’re lucky enough to be born in November you’ve got two great gemstones to call your own; Citrine and Topaz.
Citrine is the transparent, pale yellow to deep orange-brown version of quartz. It is rare in nature and before modern gemology was often mistaken for topaz. (more…)
The August birthstone is associated with prosperity, growth, dignity and love. It is also believed that the stone has healing properties and the power to protect against nightmares, bestowing peace and progress in one’s life. (more…)
Happy Birthday July babies! Your birthstone is the rare and radiant ruby; said to arouse the senses, stir the imagination and bring health, wealth, wisdom and love. (more…)
Followers of Made You Look on social media will know that last year we organized our first ever clothing swap among the jewellers in our studio along with interested friends and family. The idea was born after viewing the film The True Cost. For those who have yet to see the movie, it illuminates the fact that we consume over 80 billion pieces of new clothing each year – an astronomical increase from years ago. (more…)
Happy Birthday May babies! Your birthstone has the rich green colour of Spring radiating in vivid tones. Considered one of the rarest gemstones, emeralds are known as one of the “big three” which include rubies and sapphires. (more…)
Happy Birthday April babies. You have been blessed with the ‘coveted crystal’ birthstone also known as diamond. Whether it’s a multi-faceted sparkler or raw and uncut, diamonds come in many varieties and have a unique meaning and history that has been inspiring rich, passionate myths of romance, intrigue, power, greed, beauty and magic for centuries. (more…)
Here at Made You Look we like to show you the best alternative to roses and chocolates on Valentine’s Day. Our customers have come to expect the fun, funky alternative to traditional jewellery and this year is no exception. If you peek into our store windows you will find an eclectic mix of jewellery and accessories that say more than “I love you”. (more…)
We know how much you love your jewellery and keeping it looking as good as the day you bought it is important. Here are our insider tips and tricks for keeping those gems looking as good as new. (more…)
Congratulation to our very own Pamela Lauz!
Yesterday I wandered around the One Of A Kind show for over 4 hours! A tradition here in a Toronto since 1975, the OOAK runs until December 8 at the Direct Energy Center and showcases the work of 800 + artisans. I always find gifts for the people on my list at OOAK, here are some suggestions for the people who might be on yours. (more…)
Smokey eyes updated
One of the fall/winter makeup trends that we love is the smokey eye. It adds that little bit of drama for an evening on the town or holiday party. Pair it with deep garnet lips and you have an iconic look updated for modern life.
5 diamonds we could never afford!
Just the other week at a Sotheby’s auction, a diamond of incredible beauty sold for such a staggering amount of money that it got me thinking about diamonds and why we hold them to be so valuable.
Made You Look’s brand new contest “Put a Ring on it” is for the best proposal story ever! The winning couple will receive the opportunity to work with one of the talented goldsmiths in our studio to design custom wedding bands worth $3000 (CDN).
The very first tool I picked up at collage was a jeweller’s saw. Given a bundle of tiny saw blades and a couple of pieces of brass sheet I was instructed to saw straight lines. Sounds simple doesn’t it? (more…)
If diamonds are a girl’s best friend, what would a diamond’s be?
Out of the four C’s – carat, colour, cut and clarity, hands down cut would win. In fact, some diamond graders consider cut to be worth 50% of a diamond’s value. While everyone gossips about the carat weight in an engagement ring they really should be impressed with (more…)
Looking for a gift for a November birthday?
Looking for that perfect November birthday gift? Topaz is the traditional stone of choice. It has long been coveted for its deep golden colour and sparkle and is one of the 12 gemstones mentioned in the Book of Revelations. Some say it derives its name from the (more…)