I am glad you dropped by to check us out. My name is Nimet, and I have been in business for about 40 years. I owned a few Belgian Chocolate stores before I dived into the jewellery business around 25 years ago. I am the owner of Bijouterie Elysee Jewellers, Montreal.
I was born in Tanzania, which is the home of THE beautiful Tanzanite. I lived the better part of my childhood in Arusha, near the Tanzanite mine. My love for gemstones and jewellery started when my husband gave me many beautiful coloured-stone jewellery items from his travels for which I was incapable of determining the origin of certain gems. I took courses in gemology, and I fell in love with gems and jewellery. I then sold my chocolate business and started a jewellery store that specialized in coloured stones and pearls ! I ran my own jewellery store for the past 15 years here in Montreal and am now transitioning into an online store.
I am a certified gemmologist with FCGmA (Fellow of the Gemmological Association of Canada) and FGA (Fellow of the Gemmological Association of Great Britain) credentials. In addition, I have been a member of the AGTA (American Gem Trade Association). I also continue to upgrade my education on a regular basis, so I can always provide my customers with the most knowledgeable service.
I travel extensively to gem and jewellery shows to find the best gems for my clients. My team creates unique designer jewelry from my acquisitions. We also do a lot of custom jewellery orders, so please do not hesitate to discuss your specific dream piece with us.
My wonder team consists of an in-house gemmologist, a couple of goldsmiths, a jewellery appraiser and on-contract jewellery design specialists. We also appraise estates and do jewellery remodelling. If your jewellery ever needs repair, please contact us. We would love to help.
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Our 25 year-old business is best identified in the community as a trustworthy and reputable supplier of fine quality coloured gemstone and diamond jewellery from around the world, noteworthy for the rare and the unusual. Whether you are an avid connoisseur adding to your personal jewellery and gem collection, a dealer, a trader, or a first-time buyer, you will find a superb choice of high-quality pieces at exceptional prices.
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We love to design pieces that will speak for you and to you, whether they are for everyday or for your special occasions. We thrive on the creativity involved in crafting unique jewellery designed such that it will define you and your personality. Our motto is “Celebrate Life in Color,” and we source our gemstones from all corners of the world so you can enjoy the most colourful, exquisite and exceptional gems available.