Ebeniste

Hand Crafted Wood Rings

Montreal, Canada · 1129 Sales

Ebeniste

Hand Crafted Wood Rings

Montreal, Canada 1129 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(273)

Announcement   Hi everyone, and welcome to my humble little shop! Please take a moment to browse around and feel free to message me with any questions or requests.

Current processing times for tings are 3-4 weeks plus shipping.

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Announcement

Last updated on Apr 23, 2017

Hi everyone, and welcome to my humble little shop! Please take a moment to browse around and feel free to message me with any questions or requests.

Current processing times for tings are 3-4 weeks plus shipping.

Follow me on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for some sneak peaks at my process, new items, and even a few contests:

https://www.facebook.com/ebenistejewelry
https://twitter.com/EbenisteJewelry
https://www.instagram.com/ebenistejewelry/

Gill Benzion

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Gill Benzion

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(273)
Christina Des Rochers

Christina Des Rochers on Jun 27, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

After working with Gill to determine if a more intricate design could be downsized for my small hands, I decided that a simple wood band (to match the wood/silver band purchased for my husband) would be the way to go. Gill's commitment to producing quality items was evident in all the work he did for us. We love our rings!!

Christina Des Rochers

Christina Des Rochers on Jun 27, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Searching for non-traditional wedding bands led us to Gill's shop. He was always quick to respond to messages and very gracious with our questions. Most importantly, Gill spent time and effort in order to confirm that he could provide us with a quality product that met our custom requests. My husband is absolutely in love with his silver/wood ring and we would recommend working with and purchasing from Gill to anyone looking for a unique, quality product and wonderful customer service.

Annie Durbin

Annie Durbin on Jun 26, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

The ring is absolutely beautiful. We are very happy with it. And I love how Gill kept us updated on the stages it was in the entire time. I couldn't be happier with this purchase!

Amanda Boughton

Amanda Boughton on Jun 10, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

My husband and I have been married by common law for 5 years now. We finally have arranged for our official wedding date next April. I will be wearing his mother's ring and wanted to find something special for him as well. Gill has been incredibly communicative through the whole process and this ring is perfect. We ordered a 9.75 ring size and this is definitely what we received. Won't slide off unnoticed, but doesn't get stuck like a 9.5 did. The ebony is gorgeous and the lunar meteorite dust has a pattern that is unique to his (as each one does). He always sings the song "Everything's Alright" to me when I'm feeling sad, and the lyrics make the lunar dust the perfect statement of our sentiments for each other. I couldn't be more pleased and he said, "I couldn't think of anything more perfect!" Thank you, Gill!

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Updates

From custom order, to prototype, to product, lunar meteorite rings have been a joy to make! While they'll have their own listing soon, for now they can be ordered as a variation on my standard meteorite rings.

About

An unconventional journey, an unusual setting, and an unbelievable ring!

Ébéniste is the French word for cabinetmaker, and while not a word usually associated with jewelry, there's nothing particularly usual about the rings or how this venture came to be. To tell the story of Ébéniste Jewelry is to tell my story. My name is Gill, I make rings, and this is the short history of how it all came about.

I got my first electric guitar when I was 18 and immediately started thinking about how I could modify it to make it better. Little did I know this would lead to a career in woodworking with a focus on wooden jewelry. After studying electrical engineering, business, and personal training, along with jobs that ranged from line cook to debt collector, my love of music eventually led to a music degree. That first guitar was never far from my mind, however, and the desire to build musical instruments led me to a trade certification in cabinetmaking, which is where I fell in love with woodworking and design. After further studies in furniture design, I one day crafted a wooden ring for my girlfriend, and the joy it brought her was something I knew I wanted to share with the world.

My workshop started out as a work bench made of 2x4s and a small bench-top drill press in my tiny apartment. My neighbours hated me. Eventually I took the plunge and invested in a fully equipped 800-square-foot industrial space that I shared with a fellow furniture maker. That first ring I made inspired my first models, which I started posting on Etsy way back in 2008. As my rings evolved and gained popularity, I noticed I was spending far more time making jewelry than making furniture, and it was there that I saw an opportunity: rather than expand and automate for the sake of increasing production, I decided to downsize and simplify in order to focus on quality and to achieve a work/life balance I had long desired.

In simplifying my process and opting for hand tools over machinery, I could now set up shop anywhere, so I eventually divested myself of not just my machinery and industrial space, but my apartment and most of my possessions as well. In 2016, I purchased a van, converted it into a camper, set up a workspace within it to make my rings, and hit the road! These days, I live a life of discovery and adventure, one in which I can indulge in my passions for travel, music, and skydiving. The joy my lifestyle affords me is the same joy I hope to share with the world through my rings.

My rings are a manifestation of what I believe in:

Honesty: I'll never pretend to be anything I'm not, and I have no desire to misrepresent my rings either. From the descriptions to the pictures, I do my best to ensure that the ring you see on the screen will be an accurate representation of the ring you'll be wearing on your finger.

Getting What You Pay For: There's no need to pretend - I know my rings represent a significant financial investment. Rest assured, however, that the price tag is a fair representation of the amount of work that goes into each ring. Simply put: I'd rather spend more time making a ring I'm proud of than cut corners and ship a piece I can't stand behind.

Being You: My rings are the result not just of hours of work, but of a lifetime of experience as well. My life has been unconventional, to say the least, and I strive to make my rings every bit as unique as my experiences. My goal is to work with you to create a ring that stands out and expresses your individuality too.

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  • Gill Benzion

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Photographer

    Woodworker, jeweller, traveller, adventurer, skydiver, and lover of life. Ébéniste Jewelry is my baby, my passion, and the means by which I sustain my lifestyle. I'm grateful to you, my customers, for helping me do what I love to do.

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