How Joti Gill makes gem-studded gold and silver jewellery as bold as it is delicate
Jeweller Joti Gill sketches designs for her brand Iccha on the exposed brick wall of her Roncesvalles studio. From there, she carves a custom wax model, casts the design in 14-karat gold or sterling silver, and finishes the piece with a rainbow of gems that might include blue topaz, watermelon tourmaline or lavender tanzanite.
The trinkets are delicate enough to mix and match, and striking enough to stand on their own. Prices run from $80 for a silver band to $3,010 for a diamond-encrusted statement ring—this kudu-shaped lapel pin has emeralds for eyes ($275):
Out our favourite option falls right in the middle: a stackable gold chevron ring accented with a tiny oval emerald or ruby ($215). You can find Iccha’s pieces at the Toronto Designers Market or online.