May 03, 2017
Era Design Vancouver is shortlisted for CanadaMark Diamond's 2017 international jewellery design award! You can win too!CanadaMark Diamond's 2017 Jewellery Competition honours jewellery pieces with the highest level of creativity and excellence in quality and style. Cast your vote on your favourite piece for a chance to win! The piece that receives the most votes will be awarded to the contest winner.Voting ends May 31st, 2017!Simply fill out the entry form and click submit!
April 18, 2017
Era has an amazing new selection of stones in stock! Perfect peach sapphires and spinel. We also have a few Montana blue and green sapphires in store as well.
April 08, 2017
Excerpt from our local news article at The Vancouver Sun
How much should you budget for a diamond engagement ring?
I’m sure many of you have heard of the three-month salary guideline for buying a ring. Okay, if you’re like me, then you find this kind of ‘rule’ completely outdated — which I’m glad to hear it is! It turns out that this ‘so-called’ guideline came from the imagination of an advertising agency in Philadelphia in the 1930s. And who paid for the concept? You guessed it: De Beers — in hopes of getting Americans to buy diamond engagement rings and spend more. That’s why it sounds ridiculous.
Rosemary explains: “I’ve heard some jewellers still uphold this concept. Your budget is not for the jeweller to set! The cost of your engagement ring should be something you are comfortable with and not need to live on instant ramen for the next year and a half. Remember, engagement rings are far more than just a diamond — that’s just De Beers’ rhetoric again.”
March 09, 2017
Tonight was a very special night! Thank you to the Vancouver Community College's inspiring faculty and alumni for awarding me the 2017 'Changemaker' award. I could never have made Era Design what it is today without my supportive family, my awesome team, and of course — our fabulous clients — thank you all! You guys make everyday special!
- March 02, 2017
January 28, 2017
Make Valentines gifting easy for yourself. Order in store before February 4, 2017 for custom hand engraved lettering. Sterling silver 100% handmade in Vancouver.
January 21, 2017
Okay, so we got a little impatient for Sunday to come... so Sapphire Sunday is on a Saturday this week! Enjoy this sparkly blue asscher cut sapphire. It would go great in an custom made art deco style engagement ring.
January 04, 2017
Happy New year! I hope everyone has a happy healthy year!We're back with our first Sapphire Sunday post in several weeks. This unique sapphire is waiting to go into your new custom design engagement ring.This weeks Sapphire Sunday is a pale purple oval.
December 13, 2016
Just a quick reminder of our Special Holiday Hours.Monday, December 19th 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Saturday, December 24th 10:30 AM to 3:00 PMRegular Store HoursTuesday to Friday 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Saturday 10:30 AM to 5:00 PM Sunday & Monday – CLOSEDClosed annually between Christmas and New Years
November 28, 2016
Ethical engagement ring alternatives featuring Canadian diamonds, moissanite, white sapphires and synthetic diamonds
Every week at Era Design we have people looking for ethical stones for engagement rings. In this article, we have focused on white or pale coloured stones, but there are other colour options out there. We source the provenance of our stones carefully and have some tips for people starting the process of buying a ring.