I design jewellery because I love people. I love to listen and establish meaningful connections. I love hearing what matters most to my clients. I then use this information to transform sincere and heartfelt emotion into a tangible one of a kind, precious piece of fine jewellery intentionally designed to bring love, joy and comfort for the individual for whom it is intended.
Book a virtual or in person design consultation where we will discuss the details of that one kind piece of jewellery that will make your heart sing!
I will help you find the perfect ethically and sustainably sourced stone(s) while providing a comprehensive diamond and gemstone education.
Once the design concept has been solidified and the stones decided upon, I create a scale drawing of the piece in exact detail which in turn makes for a beautiful memento and keepsake.
It is all in the details! Each piece is crafted in North America using ethically and sustainably sourced stones and recycled precious metals. The final piece, upon passing the highest of quality control standards, is lovingly packaged in a beautiful wooden box along with the scale drawing displayed in a vellum wax sealed package.I will help you find the perfect ethically and sustainably sourced stone(s) while providing a comprehensive diamond and gemstone education.
The process begins with an initial design consultation where you will be warmly greeted and made to feel at ease. This is an educational experience and you will learn about diamonds, gemstones and precious metals. Making educated decisions is very important to us! We will discuss design preferences and what materials should be used. In follow up emails, quotes, timelines and finalization of the design concept will be exchanged. A graphite scale drawing of the finalized design will be presented, and a 50% deposit will be required to secure the stones and begin production of the ring. Upon completion, the ring will be presented in a beautiful walnut box with an appraisal and a linen folio to display the scale drawing.
Yes, an appointment is required as we are a design studio and not a retail showroom. Booking a design consultation is complimentary and allows for a positive client experience where individual needs and questions can be met and answered in a tranquil environment.
All of our fine jewellery is made to order. As such, we do not offer a showroom with inventory available for purchase.
Our studio is located at the Creative Hive, suite #8 16819 111 Ave NW Edmonton, AB.
We work with 10kt, 14kt and 18kt recycled precious metals.
Custom design, or what our studio refers to as Bespoke design, on average takes about 6 - 8 weeks from start to finish.
Is commissioning a custom design ring within my budget? Absolutely! We are very respectful of individual budgets and look forward to working with your price range in mind.
Ethical and sustainable sourcing is very important to us. Using recycled precious metals is an excellent way to help reduce environmental impact while still maintaining the same high quality standard of gold as sourced from a mine.
We have a zero-tolerance policy towards conflict diamonds, and use only ethically and sustainably sourced stones. We offer Canadian diamonds, natural diamonds and lab grown diamonds.
This is something that needs to be considered case by case. If your diamonds and gemstones are chipped and have abrasions, we do not recommend using them in the creation of a new piece. If this is something that you are considering, just make an inquiry and we can determine if your materials can be used.
Your bespoke Sonja Deklerk Fine Jewellery pieces can be personalized with inside ring engraving at the time of purchase.
We highly recommend having your piece brought in annually for cleaning and inspection. It is inevitable that stones will loosen in their setting over time. Having the piece inspected regularly helps to detect loose stones and tighten them before further damage occurs. An inspection, professional polish and ultrasonic cleaning is always complimentary for any Sonja Deklerk piece of fine jewellery. Avoid exposure to chemicals like chlorine bleach or those containing ammonia. At home, most colored gems and diamonds can be cleaned with warm water, mild dish soap and a soft brush.
Ideally your ring will fit snugly with some resistance going over the knuckle. If the ring comes off without any resistance, it is too loose and you risk losing your ring. If the ring is too tight and causing any level of discomfort, the ring should be sized up accordingly. It is important to understand that it is completely normal for your finger size to fluctuate throughout the day for a variety of reasons including cold or hot weather, salt intake, or even the time of day.
“My fiance and I first met with Sonja to learn more about the process of looking at and purchasing an engagement ring. It was one of the best things we could have done! She explained everything simply and it was easy for us to understand. We were able to get the perfect ring with Sonja’s help!”
Zoe + Jacob
“Sonja made our anniversary rings. They are one of a kind! It makes them that much more special when you know she put her heart and soul into making these rings. They are beautiful.”
Heidi + Stefan
"We ordered an engagement ring from Sonja and it was even more beautiful than we expected. We were thrilled! Sonja was lovely to deal with as she is knowledgeable about rings and responded to our questions in a timely fashion. The ring arrived in our mailbox quickly as well which was nice. We would recommend this shop to anyone. We are so pleased to have purchased from Sonja. Thank you again"
Ave + Dave
“Beyond what I expected. Such a beautiful engagement ring! Such great customer service, just perfect! I 110% recommend this shop!!!"