Artistic Jewelry Design works with you to design and create beautiful, unusual jewelry.



Artistic Jewelry Design was established in 1983 in Toronto, Ontario by Boris Kolodny. We continue to serve the needs of those who appreciate the unusual and extraordinary.



An award-winning gem cutter and designer, Boris has published eight unique gem cut designs. His gem cut, CLOSE TO PERFECTION, was selected as one of the 12 best in the world.



All stages of jewelry and gem design, gem cutting, and stone setting are done on our premises. Our work is done in accordance with the highest European standards.

Create anything your heart desires


We have a wide range of metals and gemstones available to create your dream jewelry. If we do not have a particular material on hand, we will obtain it for you at the best price possible. After discussing your needs, we will create and send you a 3D, life-like image of a completed design for your approval. Pricing will be set on an individual basis, and will be determined up front based on the intricacy of the design, cost of materials, and time involved.



Learn to make jewelry from a master

Whether you are an absolute beginner or an expert, we can help you reach the next level. We offer workshops on every phase of the jewelry making process, including design, lapidary, and gemmology. Please let us know what you are interested in learning, and we will suggest a workshop that meets your needs. Our workshops are available to groups of up to seven , and as private lessons (US $50/hour). Discounts are available to students studying Jewelry Arts in an accredited college.

"It was a very interesting course. I don't think it would be possible to learn and do more about gem cutting in one weekend. Everyone who has seen the stone has been impressed. Just the looks on their faces alone tell me before they even say anything!"
- Mary Laing

Find out how much your jewelry is worth

If you wish to know the value of a piece of jewelry you own, we will provide you with an accurate valuation in a timely fashion. In order to do a proper valuation, we will arrange to have your piece shipped to us  valuations cannot be done at a distance. 


Make your jewelry look brand new again

We offer a wide range of jewelry repair services at affordable rates. From re-tipping, prongs, stone setting, and chain repair, to earring and ring re-sizing, we can repair most any jewelry or watch problem you might have.


Sell your fine antique pieces

If you have antique pieces of jewelry that you are interested in selling, we will be happy to help. We are open to purchasing items ranging from single pieces of jewelry, to an entire estate. If we are not interested in purchasing an item of yours, we may offer to broker a sale for you through our online store.