AliaWestonJewellery

Award-winning, handmade bridal & fine lace jewellery

Toronto, Canada On Etsy since 2020

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AliaWestonJewellery

Award-winning, handmade bridal & fine lace jewellery

Toronto, Canada | 7 Sales

Announcement    Welcome to Alia Weston Jewellery! Thank you for visiting 💜 For 15% discount off your first purchase, sign-up to our newsletter on our website www.aliaweston.com 💜 Looking for more ideas?... Visit our sister store Fireflies Atelier also on Etsy 💜

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Last updated on Jan 18, 2021

Welcome to Alia Weston Jewellery! Thank you for visiting 💜 For 15% discount off your first purchase, sign-up to our newsletter on our website www.aliaweston.com 💜 Looking for more ideas?... Visit our sister store Fireflies Atelier also on Etsy 💜

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About AliaWestonJewellery

Sales 7
On Etsy since 2020

Handcrafted precious lace jewellery with a modern-classic twist

ARTISAN LACE JEWELLERY
Alia Weston Jewellery is a female-run company that is based in Toronto Canada. We sell unique, award-winning, bridal and fine metal lace jewellery in a range of striking designs. We believe in using artisan practices, to individually handcraft timeless designs with a modern-classic twist. We are known for our range of chic, floral lace jewellery that can be worn everyday, for special occasions, and as bridal jewellery. We also sell custom couture pieces that are guaranteed to make a statement.

The brand was established in 2004, and we launched our Etsy storefront in 2020. Our website www.aliaweston.com showcases our full range of bridal and bespoke jewellery.

OUR COLLABORATORS
Collaboration with talented, creative and loving people is a special ingredient at Alia Weston Jewellery. Each one of the artists who have collaborated with us went the extra mile to create the truly wonderful outcomes that you will find on this site.

Collaborators
• JAY JOO - of JJSTUDIO Toronto collaborated with us on our 2018 Exhibition at JJSTUDIO. Jay also supports us by making a custom earring attachment for our African Rose Studs.
• SALISA JATUWERAPONG - Is a talented experience designer, maker and VR/AR enthusiast. Salisa worked with us in 2018-2019 as a workshop assistant while studying at OCAD University.
• ZIYI WANG - A talented jeweller and digital artist worked with us in 2018-2019 as a workshop assistant while studying at OCAD University.
• GILAD COHEN - Took the wonderful portrait of me on this page. He is a talented photographer and human rights activist. @mrgiladcohen @jayucanada
• SAMI FORTUNE WINTON - Another talented photographer took the portrait of the male model wearing the flower lapel pin. @samifortune @thefortunecollection

Over the summer of 2018, we collaborated on a photoshoot and re-branding exercise with a wonderful team of artists.
• JULIE RIEMERSMA - Our beautiful photographs in this site are the work of Julie Riemersma, a Toronto/ Amsterdam-based fashion photographer. Julie has a magical eye for detail. It was a pleasure to co-design the concept in a way that perfectly reflects our brand. @julieriemersma
• SINDHU SENTHILNATHAN - Our model’s hair and makeup is the work of talented make-up artist and stylist Sindhu Senthilnathan. Sindhu has a knack for creating any look you want, with a sparkling attitude of excitement! @sndhurella
• LESLIE-ANN SMITH - Our backgrounds in the photographs are all original art, custom-made for the photoshoot by visual artist Leslie-Anne Smith. Leslie is an accomplished portrait artist with an evocative, bold style that speaks emotion.
• SHARENE SHAFIE - Our gorgeous model (both inside and out) is Sharene Shafie, a Toronto born Egyptian-Filipina artist and social innovator. Sharene’s mixed-heritage and work in social impact make her the perfect representative of our brand.
• MISHAL WESTON - Our website is the work of Alia’s sibling Mishal, a brilliant multi-disciplinary designer, artist and photographer. Mishal elevated our brand to the next level through this site. @mishalweston

Our 2019 bridal photoshoot was a glamorous outdoor garden wedding collaboration.
• ANASTASIA - Is a talented photographer based in Toronto who creates elegant, timeless photographs. Anastasia created our beautiful garden themed wedding look-book with her expert eye. @stasia.photo
• ANTONELLA CUMBO - Is an award-winning hairdresser. Her special power is creating styles to individually suit each client's natural beauty. Antonella created different hair styles to suit each of the looks in our lookbook. @antonellacumbo
• SHANNON VOISIN - Our model Shannon, a sweet and lovely human, and a joy to work with. Smart and beautiful, Shannon's passion is working in inclusive childhood education. @shannonvoisin
• SINDHU SENTHILNATHAN - With passion and excitement, again Sindhu created beautiful make-up looks for our shoot. @sndhurella

Shop members

  • ALIA WESTON

    Owner, Designer

    Alia developed her contemporary lace-making technique while completing a Degree in Jewellery and Silversmithing in London UK. Inspired by her heritage, her designs meld Southern African beading and traditional British lace-making into couture jewelly

Production partners

  • Fireflies Atelier

    Toronto, ON

    Fireflies Atelier creates nature inspired gemstone jewelry sold on Etsy FIREFLIES ATELIER X ALIA WESTON is a design cross-over between two brands produced by designer Alia Weston. A Wildflower silver lace motif is paired with colourful gemstones creating a unique line of floral earrings ♡

  • JJ Studio

    Toronto, ON

    JJSTUDIO is operated by jewellery artist couple Jay Joo and Alice Yujing Yan. Both artists specialize in exploring three-dimensional structure and surface. JJStudio custom, hand make the earring backs which we attach to our wire lace, floral earring fronts

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Last updated on Jan 18, 2021
Frequently asked questions
Care Instructions

This is a delicate piece of jewellery. Use care when wearing, storing and cleaning it. When wearing be careful not to catch on knitwear or loose clothing such as scarves. Silver is a soft metal that tarnishes (darkens) over time when exposed to air and chemicals in beauty products. Carefully storing the piece in its box, wrapped in acid-free paper, will help to ensure that it keeps its shape and will prevent tarnishing. If applying perfume, lotion, hairspray, sunscreen or self-tanners allow drying before putting on your jewellery. A silver or gold polishing cloth can be used for general cleaning but should be used with care. Gentle buffing will remove tarnish and restore shine.

Custom and Personalised Orders

If you see something you like but want it in a different variation, let us know!
We are happy to work with you to customize your order, from stones to colour, sizes and other variables. Send us a message to inquire about custom orders.

Postage and Shipping

Please note deliveries may be delayed due to Covid-19.

We currently deliver to Canada, USA, United Kingdom, Australia and Zimbabwe.

Shipping is free to Canada and the USA. A flat rate CAD $20 is charged for shipping to UK and Australia. Expedited delivery is currently available for Canada. Please inquire with us if you are interested in standard or expedited delivery to another location.

Pick-up is available in Toronto

Zimbabwe deliveries are shipped a few times a year and can be collected from our local representative in Harare. Please inquire about which products are available. The next drop is anticipated for Jan/Feb 2021.

Incomplete Deliveries

We are not responsible for failed deliveries due to the following:

* Customer providing the wrong shipping address.
* Customer providing incorrect contact information (phone/email) which is needed by customs in order to clear packages.
* Customer refuses to pay customs and/or duties.
* Customer fails to pick up package from carrier location once logged by carrier.

Gift wrapping and packaging

All of our jewelry is individually packaged like a gift. We will happily include a gift note!

We never include a printed receipt, so your jewelry is ready to be gifted right out of the package :)

What are the Little Paper Hearts in the Boxes?

These are anti-tarnish paper. They help slow down the natural tarnishing process which causes silver and gold plated jewellery to darken. Keep the the heart with your jewellery :) !

How do you come up with your pricing?

Our jewellery is artisan made and individually crafted by hand in our studio in Toronto. Each piece can take up to 9 individual steps to make. These include winding lace, forming motifs, soldering, shaping pieces, cleaning, sewing, beading, plating, and finishing. This means it takes a significant amount of time to make a single piece. We use high quality materials, including pure silver wire, (which costs more than sterling silver), and authentic, precious and semi-precious gemstones and pearls. Our jewellery is thus exceptional quality and labour intensive to make which contributes to the pricing. The result is one of a kind, unique pieces of jewellery made with fair, artisan labour practices.

What's the difference between pure silver and sterling silver?

Fine silver is 99.9% pure silver. It is soft, easy to manipulate and does not tarnish darkly as sterling silver since it has no copper content. It is more expensive due to higher precious metal content.

Sterling silver consists of 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% copper. A “925” insignia signifies the purity. The result is cheaper silver that stands up to hard wear.

These types of silver are commonly used by jewellers for different reasons that influence durability, tarnishing and price. We use pure silver wire for our handmade lace components because it is softer, easier to manipulate into designs, and does not tarnish darkly. Some components, like our brooch backs, earring wires, and chains are sterling silver because they are more durable.