Famed for clean lines, modern design and timeless elegance, American jewelry brand David Yurman offers some of the most stunning engagement rings, wedding bands and fine jewelry pieces perfect to wear on your wedding day. The brand has just opened a Montreal location in the new Holt Renfrew Oglivy on St. Catherine Street West and it’s a gem lover’s paradise.
Larger and more refined than the previous location, the store showcases the brand’s history and the most recent collections for women, men and weddings. The different categories of jewelry are presented in a sleek space that lets the beauty of the David Yurman pieces truly shine. The store feels intimate yet luxurious, outfitted with walnut cabinets and antique bronze keys all of which are made from 90% recycled materials—an initiative that illustrates the brand’s sustainability efforts.
It’s interesting to note that proposals, engagements and weddings are something particularly close to founder David Yurman and his wife and co-collaborator Sybil’s heart as ring design was a particularly important part of their relationship. “A proposal is so unique to every couple. For us, I asked Sybil to marry me every other year for 11 years! Sybil knew we were a great team, but her Bohemian spirit had always resisted the idea of tying the knot. Finally, after 11 years together, she was ready. On our way to the ceremony, Sybil asked me if I had the rings. I thought: ‘Rings? What rings?’ So, I ran back to our loft and soldered two simple gold bands together —one band for Sybil, double bands for me. We still have them. These rings still symbolize our partnership, the shapes and forms we create together.”
David Yurman, Holt Renfrew Ogilvy, 1307 Sainte-Catherine St. W., 514-842-7711, davidyurman.com.