The problem is Vancouver is a hotbed of local design. And hitherto, I've been silent on the subject.
Until now. Today, On The Coast, I spokewith host Stephen Quinn about what consumers should know about quality before spending money on jewelry this holiday season.
To help me along, I visited with designer Justine Brooks. I think her work is fantastic and she really exploits the seaside/boreal rainforest vibe of Vancouver.
If you like Justine's work, you can find it at Chachkas on South Granville in Vancouver.