Hi there! I'm Jaimie, owner and designer at Lavetelier. I never really found jewelry I liked, so I made my own. I strive for timeless, classic, quality pieces with colour and sparkle at an affordable price that won't break the bank. I've purchased jewelry countless times only to have it break or tarnish after a few wears - so frustrating! I started to get really sick of that.
I think COVID has had an impact on us all in so many ways and it would be silly to say the pandemic wasn't a part of the decision to start Lavetelier. I saw so many small businesses trying to survive, most of them closing, struggling- and realized that if we don’t support local, there is no local. Pre-pandemic, I shopped on Etsy here and there but never made a point to make small/local a big priority in my life. That has changed. I wanted to be part of that movement.
Lavetelier is a mix of hand-made jewelry and thoughtfully curated pieces. I recently released Lavetelier Summer and am so proud to share it with you! This summer is all about bright and neon colours. With the world as it is right now, I think we all need a little more colour and tried to bring that forward with my designs.
When I'm not working on Lavetelier, you can probably find me enjoying time with family & friends, sipping dry martinis or margaritas, working out (I am addicted to Les Mills on Demand & Five Parks Yoga) or exploring new restaurants and shops in my beautiful city. I try to find happiness and humour in the little things every day - if you're not laughing, are you really living?!
I live in midtown Toronto with my amazing fiance Brennan, and adorable cat/design assistant, Panda. So lovely to meet you!