Ebeniste

Hand Crafted Wood Rings

Montreal, Canada · 1145 Sales

Ebeniste

Hand Crafted Wood Rings

Montreal, Canada 1145 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(279)

Announcement   Hi everyone! Please note I'll be taking an extended break in the late summer/fall, but I'll be back and taking new order as of November 1st. In the meantime I'll have a very limited number of ready made rings available, including some one of a kind models that aren't a part of my regular offerings.

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/

Announcement

Last updated on Aug 17, 2017

Hi everyone! Please note I'll be taking an extended break in the late summer/fall, but I'll be back and taking new order as of November 1st. In the meantime I'll have a very limited number of ready made rings available, including some one of a kind models that aren't a part of my regular offerings.

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

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(279)
Meghan Santelli

Meghan Santelli on Aug 19, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

What an amazing ring! My (now) husband was looking for a wood wedding ring and of all the other shops and websites we've searched, this one was a clear winner. The only thing missing is that he wanted the band in the ring to be blue. One email to Gill at Ebeniste and he was happy to make the custom(ization on the already custom) ring! And he did it within an already tight timeframe! Thanks to Gill's amazing attentiveness this ring was EXACTLY what my husband wanted, even down to the shade of wood used. If you tell Gill what you're looking for he will deliver! The customer service makes this ring worth while, but the extreme high quality of the product makes this a no brainer!

Jannie

Jannie on Aug 18, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

We love this ring!! You can tell care, patience, and love went into the making of this; which is exactly what every relationship needs! I actually proposed to my boyfriend! This was our 'ring' picture together with our 5 year old daughter! 😍 Quality work!

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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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