What is the name of your business? Disegno Fine Jewellery.
Where are you located? 100 Murray St. in the Byward Market.
How long have you been in business? Since 1992.
Can customers order from you online? You betcha!!
Do you offer online gift certificates? Yes, I can if they contact me. I mail out the certificate.
What is your speciality? I am a doubly-certified gemologist. This is a rarity in the business actually. Many jewellery stores do not include certified gemologists, I have two prestigious certifications. I am also professionally trained in jewellery design. Why is this important? It makes me better at what I specialize in. That is: custom designing. My materials specialities are 18k gold — in fur colours, white, yellow, rose and green gold. As well, platinum. For gems I carry only natural, untreated, unusual/rare gems and Canadian diamonds.
A fun fact about your business? Green gold!! Nobody does green gold but we have lots of fun with it and coloured gems. I also lecture on gems and jewellery! I have a wonderful introductory talk and slide presentation on all things gems and jewellery which, in these times, could be presented as a webinar.
What will you miss day to day about your business, aside from the business aspect? The vast majority of my clients are repeat and many of them have become friends so am missing seeing them and the other merchants in the north Market.
Anything else Ottawans should know about your business? Everything is designed by me and handmade here in Ottawa.