Niki Kavakonis Designs is an intimate shop located in charming Bloor West Village offering unique jewellery designs. Every piece in the shop is an original, meticulously researched, designed and hallmarked with Niki’s stamp and the applicable mark for silver or gold.
While all are on sale in the store at a wide array of price points, Niki enjoys the challenge of commissioned, custom designs, working with her clients to create unique, singular pieces. A number of her ring designs are created to be worn by either men or women.
If you are looking for Holiday gift ideas here are a few of our favourite Niki Kavakonis Design picks:
Sunrise Ruby Earrings – 18K white gold, 5ct+ star ruby from India. Certified Gemmological Institute, India. Inspired by 13th century Persian poet Rumi. Created in part using 3D printing technology.
These earrings were included in Out of this World! at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Their museum appearance came prior to their network television debut on the television series, Castle, where they adorned the earlobes of Susan Sullivan.
While a pair, only one Sunrise Ruby earring contains a star ruby.
Ad Astra Ring (available for men or women). Sterling silver, iron-nickel meteorite fragment (from the Kennedy Space Centre, Cape Canaveral, Florida).
In Latin, Ad Astra means “to the stars”. Written by Virgil in the Aenid, book IX, line 641, as spoken by Apollo, sic itur ad astra (“thus you shall go to the stars”).
Niki’s ring recently appeared in the Out of this World! Jewelry in the Space Age exhibition at Forbes Museum in New York City and Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Museum of Natural History.
Good Fortune Necklace – Sterling silver with inserted personal message.
The Good Fortune necklace allows the owner or gift-giver to place a paper good luck message into the hollow cavity of the silver cookie. The cookie has an interesting geometric structure, based on a circle, and folds a little like origami. Each Good Fortune is individually hand-folded.
Fully accessible, Niki Kavakonis Designs is located at 2465 Bloor Street West (at Jane) and across from the Jane TTC stop. Street and lot parking is available nearby. Shop hours: Monday, Tuesday: by appointment; Wednesday to Friday: 1:30 to 7pm; Saturday: 1 to 6pm. Closed Sunday. For more info visit www.nikikavakonisdesigns.com @NikiKdesigns