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Toronto's Archives Brings Unexpected Whimsy to Fine Jewellery

By Jacquelyn Francis

Date December 28, 2017

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A visit to Toronto’s Archives is like a journey to another land. Owner Jaleh Farhadpour has filled her stark white Yorkville boutique with whimsical objets from under-the-radar creatives who toil in far-flung locales. Hats, handbags and Farhadpour’s carefully curated pieces of fine jewellery are so dreamy that it’s easy to forget she is a designer herself.

The Cap d’Ail (from $1,500) collection is made with stones she found on a beach in the South of France, where she has a summer house.

“I personally pick each one,” says Farhadpour, adding that the pendant design is unique to the shape of each stone. For embellishment, she prefers diamonds and sapphires and ensures that every precious gem is held firmly in place with 18-karat-gold pins drilled down into the stone. When juxtaposed with sparkly gems, the rustic rocks are an indulgent reminder of summer escapes past—precisely what we need to prepare for the winter chill.

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