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AMMOLITE MU­SEUM This 150-yearold her­itage build­ing houses the na­tion’s largest, most di­verse col­lec­tion of ammolite, a daz­zling rain­bow­coloured gem­stone of­fi­cially ranked a Cana­dian na­tional trea­sure. Take home el­e­gant jew­ellery or in­vest in col­lectable pieces of the ex­tremely rare stone. 313 Wa­ter St. 604-688-9087. www. am­mo­lite­mu­seum.com X Map 1: B6

BIRKS Founded in 1879, this Cana­dian in­sti­tu­tion is syn­ony­mous with qual­ity, style and el­e­gance. Find a huge se­lec­tion of pearls, gem­stones and Cana­dian-mined di­a­monds, as well as time­pieces and gift­ware. Van Cleef & Ar­pels sa­lon at Hast­ings lo­ca­tion. 698 W. Hast­ings St. 604-669-3333. X Map 1: B6 Oakridge Cen­tre, 650 W. 41st Ave. 604-266-2301. X Map 4: E3 Park Royal, Tay­lor Way at Ma­rine Dr., West Van­cou­ver. 604-922-9361. www.maison­birks.com X Map 4: B3

BLUE RUBY A fun and funky store sell­ing de­signer fash­ion jew­ellery, in­clud­ing An­drea Waines, Luxe De­sign, Tashi, Mimi & Marge and Pyrrha. 1089 Rob­son St. 604-899-2583. Par­tial X Map 1: C5 Pa­cific Cen­tre, 701 W. Ge­or­gia St. 604-693-3118. X Map 1: C5 In Hill’s of Ker­ris­dale, 2125 W. 41st Ave. 604-266-9177. www.blueruby.com X Map 4: E3

FREYWILLE Adorn your­self with art-in­spired jew­ellery hand­crafted in Vi­enna. The bracelets, rings and pen­dants mix gold with bold-coloured enam­els and in­clude col­lec­tions in­spired by Claude Monet and Gus­tav Klimt. Ac­ces­sories in­clud­ing scarves, bags, belts and ties also avail­able. 511 Howe St. 604-5690814. www.freywille.com X Map 1: B6

LAO FENG XIANG This el­e­gant bou­tique is home to China’s old­est jew­ellery brand, and is the in­ter­na­tional re­tailer’s first Cana­dian lo­ca­tion. Spe­cial­izes in unique pieces crafted from jade and 24-karat gold, but also of­fers a wide se­lec­tion of gem­stones, di­a­monds and pearls. 1016 Al­berni St. 604-629-9688. www.lfx­jew­elry.ca Map 1: B5

LINKS OF LON­DON The iconic Bri­tish brand is known for its ex­quis­ite jew­ellery with a touch of whimsy. State­ment watches, too. Pa­cific Cen­tre, 701 W. Ge­or­gia St. 604-669-8801. www.linksoflon­don.com X Map 1: C5

LUGARO JEWELLERS Western Canada’s largest dis­trib­u­tor of Cana­dian di­a­monds of­fers a wide va­ri­ety of loose and mounted life­time-guar­an­teed di­a­monds and gen­uine gem­stones. Also spe­cial­izes in Swiss watches. Me­trop­o­lis at Metrotown, 4700 Kingsway, Burn­aby. 604-430-2040. X Map 2: D3 Park Royal, Tay­lor Way at Ma­rine Dr., West Van­cou­ver. 604-925-2043. www.lugaro.com X Map 4: B3

PAN­DORA JEW­ELRY Gor­geous gold and sil­ver jew­ellery, in­clud­ing rings, ear­rings and the line’s pop­u­lar charm bracelets, made from 14-karat gold

adorned with semi-pre­cious stones. Pa­cific Cen­tre, 701 W. Ge­or­gia St. 604-891-1864. X Map 1: C5 Rich­mond Cen­tre, 6551 No. 3 Rd., Rich­mond. 604-270-7221. X Map 3: D3 Me­trop­o­lis at Metrotown, 4700 Kingsway, Burn­aby. 604-439-7221. X Map 4: E6 Co­quit­lam Cen­tre, 2929 Bar­net High­way, Co­quit­lam. 604-945-5580. www.pan­dora.net X Map 2: D5

SWAROVSKI The Aus­trian com­pany’s sig­na­ture crys­tals sparkle in jew­ellery, ac­ces­sories and fig­urines. 1004 Rob­son St. 604-629-1320. X Map 1: C5 Oakridge Cen­tre, 650 W. 41st Ave. 604-269-9949. X Map 4: E3 Park Royal, Tay­lor Way at Ma­rine Dr., West Van­cou­ver. 604-922-8436. www.swarovski.com X Map 4: B3

TARAXCA JEW­ELLERY Ster­ling sil­ver, pearl and abalone are just some of the ma­te­ri­als used by in­ter­na­tional and lo­cal ar­ti­sans to craft these high-qual­ity pieces of jew­ellery. Granville Is­land, 1518 Du­ran­leau St. 604-732-8990. X Map 6: C3 Tsawwassen Ferry Ter­mi­nal, 1 Ferry Cause­way, Delta. 604-943-1039. www.ilovesil­ver.ca X Map 2: G2

TIF­FANY & CO. The famed New York City jew­ellery mecca. En­gage­ment sparklers, pearls, watches, fash­ion jew­ellery—as well as ex­clu­sive de­signer col­lec­tions—are all wrapped up in the leg­endary blue box. 723 Bur­rard St. 604-630-1300. X Map 1: C5 Oakridge Cen­tre, 650 W. 41st Ave. 778-785-2450. www.tif­fany.ca X Map 4: E3

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