Discovering The Pirate & The Gypsy

 

While collaborating to create our "Initial Necklace" we had the pleasure of spending time with Paula of The Pirate & The Gypsy, and she is a treasure!  We just couldn't keep her and her talents to ourselves. 

Paula creates beautiful, consciously made, affordable jewelry in limited runs of ready to wear pieces, but also specializes in custom design.  She has made many women's engagement ring dreams come to life, and also matched a lot of husband/wife ring fingers. And yes she also offers jewelry repairs for even your most precious pieces (like Samantha's family heirloom ring).  

It's hard to imagine that The Pirate & The Gypsy was born out of personal need. Paula who is always perfectly adorned with her own custom designs, was for years not wearing any jewelry at all due to severe metal allergies.  Tired of being caught in the constant struggle of searching for unique quality pieces that she was able to wear, and also fit her style and bank account she began designing pieces for herself and there-in a talent and genuine love for her craft was discovered.  

All of The Pirate & The Gypsy pieces are hand crafted by Paula in the custom home studio in New Westminster, BC, built by her (also creative) husband Joel.  

 

 

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The Champagne Gypsy

We LOVE their signature Y necklace collection! 

This necklace is perfect for a night out, with your favorite Tee and jeans or as shown with a classic white collared button up! 

Available in with a 14K gold filled chain and your choice of black or gold dipped agate druzy, or a sterling silver chain with silver dipped agate druzy stone.

Stay tuned as there is a GIVEAWAY coming soon, and the winner will be choosing one of these beauties!  

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This woman is truly her brand.  Paula's free spiritedness and boho whimsy can be seen in her constant use of new stones, gems, and techniques in all The Pirate & The Gypsy pieces. 

Paula along with her husband Joel hand pick all the materials. Using only quality hypoallergenic metals and ethically sourced natural stones, the diamonds (YES!) are conflict free red box diamonds and guaranteed for 1 year.   

Paula's craft, and passion for designing and creating unique quality pieces (for even the most sensitive skin types) is evident in all her creations. 

The Moon Stoned Necklace

This piece is another one of our personal favorites from The Pirate & The Gypsy ready to wear collection.  The Moon Stoned necklace is a perfect example of the unique details, creativity and craftsmanship found in Paula's pieces.  

This delicate sterling silver crescent moon necklace has a serrated setting to give the center stone the look of a starburst.  Available with a Blue Topaz, Pink Tourmaline or Peridot stone.  Wear it in its own or layer it with longer necklaces. It's a must have for those who love a touch of the bohemian look.

The Pirate & The Gypsy is truly a variety of unique and hand crafted pieces inspired by Paula's love of the ocean, design, and discovery.  

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Our Initial Necklace! 

 

 

Our Initial Necklace was designed by Lofty Living, and is hand made by The Pirate & The Gypsy.

Available in sterling silver, 14k gold and 14k rose gold filled, with a choice of a 16", 18", 20", 22" or 24" chain and as many hand stamped initialed coin pendants you would like. 

The perfect gift to keep your loved ones close, or personalized piece to layer with another of your favorites.  

 

We can honestly say that after working with Paula in both designing custom pieces but also a sweet little heirloom ring repair, we highly recommend that you visit The Pirate & The Gypsy Designs at one of the following markets!  

May 11th - Art World Expo at Science World

May 13th - Artisan Jewelry Show & Sale at Van Deusen Gardens

May 19th - North Shore Night Market at The Pipe Shop

May 26th - Portobello West Summer Market at The Roundhouse Community Centre in Vancouver

 

XO Shelagh + Samantha