Little Creations

Colleen Newell, Toronto, ON Canada

I have over 300 CERTIFIED APPRAISED Fine Pieces of Jewelry in my shop/ MAKE ME AN OFFER on anyone of them--Layaways available

Exclusive Ruby Lane Member since 2010

Choose Antique- Artisan- Vintage-Upcycled from Little Creations for discerning Collectors


About Little Creations

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Little Creations is my outlet after 30 years of working in the jewelry trade. I have a background in jewelry repair so all the jewelry sold is in tip top shape and professionally cleaned and tested. I also worked in the vintage clothing and estate jewelry market for 5 years so I have extensive knowledge of what era an item was made in, by relating it to my experience of the overall look of each decade. I know what was usual from each vintage period but I look out for items that have a "little" twist of the unusual.

My shop features vintage designers, like the following: Miriam Haskell, Kenneth Lane, Givenchy, Gerda Monies, Jacob Bengel,
Rene Lalique, Ralph Lauren, Avon, Trifari, James Avery, Hobe, Lanvin, Coro, Krementz, Mikimoto and many more. I also stock
items in a variety of mediums, from Genuine Baltic, Dominican, Latvian and Russian Amber to the rare Mourning jewelry in Jet, Horn and the rare Gutta Percha, and Oak Bog. I offer a big variety in every birthstone for every month of the year ; Garnet,
Amethyst, Aquamarine, Diamond and Cubic Zirconia, Emerald, Cultured Akoya, South Sea, Freshwater and Natural Pearls and Mother of Pearl, Ruby, Peridot, Blue Sapphire, Opal and Pinks, Topaz and Tourmaline, Turquoise as well as synthetics of these gems to go through the entire calender. I also have a great selection of Jadeite and Nephrite with appraisals to show exactly what you are purchasing. The crowning glory of my shop has to be the collection of coral I have amassed, most with certified appraisals.

Speaking of certified appraisals, I offer over 200 items with such appraisals from.....

I have engaged the services of Harold Weinstein Ltd. Gemological Labs one of the labs in North America accredited by the American Gem Society. You will find coral, pearls, jade and many other semi precious and precious materials in my collection appraised by this prestigious firm, as an additional bonus, providing you with extra professional skill and security in buying high end jewelry for your own collections. This extra bonus will provide you with documents for insurance, estate and evaluation purposes. I want to give you absolute trust in what you purchase from Little Creations which is why I go to this extra effort for you, my valued customers.

I also have on call: Donald Mackay gemologist extraordinaire! He has over 40 years of experience and has lived and traveled world wide including London England where he worked as a gemologist in the 1970's. He has even dived a coral reef or two! His wide exposure and hands on experience make him an amazing resource for appraising rare corals and pearls which he has the most knowledge of any gemologist I have worked with. You will find his certified appraisals on some of my top pieces and his appraisals will give you added security for evaluation and insurance purposes as well.

The "lovelies" in my shop come from many different eras: Georgian, Victorian, Edwardian, Art Deco, Mid Century as well as
a wide spectrum of price points. My motto has defined my shop as including, Vintage, Antique, Upcycled and Artisan.
I have broadened the scope of what I offer by developing a line of my own "Little Creations" some found under Upcycled
and others under Artisan.

Having a large inventory allows me to dip into my other favourite medium: plastics old and more recent. Choose from Celluloid,
Gutta Percha, Galalith (of which I have the largest collection on Ruby Lane!), Bakelite, Lucite and Resins, I stock them all!

Also in my interest field are items made from outside of box and novelty items such as: figurals, wood carved or wooden beads, braided raffia and straw, felt, silk cord, silk fringe, skeltonized real leaves, Harris Tweed wool, leather, snakeskin and even tinsel!!! Do a search under any of these words and find a world of fun and fancy!

Let's talk styles. As a designer I am for "everything in" and I love it all. You will find traditional tennis bracelets next to Boho Chic. Revival Egyptian, Victorian, Georgian and anything "ian" will be next to an organic mother of pearl bracelet made from a single shell. Shells of all kinds have their own "Mermaid" collection, as does my personal favourite medium ....conch! Mix and match...find a new statement just for you.

I am also a greeting card designer so you will find a very well developed and defined aesthetic in my choices of jewelry as a result of exercising my visual creativity over a long period. My hope is that you have a good buying experience by choosing an item from Little Creations. I will treat you like my only customer but I hope you bring friends!
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