Devine Fine Jewellery is synonymous with beautiful 'One Of A Kind' handcrafted pieces of jewellery. Jake Devine, works in sterling silver and various karats and colours of gold, incorporating the beauty of precious and semi-precious gemstones. Devine has created a design standard that is clean and uncluttered and often highlighted by Jake's perfectly fashioned bezel settings. Stunning beauty and easy elegance together!
Ted Devine was born in Ottawa, Ontario. He pursued a High School teaching career for five years before deciding to take a sabbatical. While exploring his creative urges, he, quite by chance, discovered the worlds of silver and gold, and the rest is history. He has continued this fascinating path for forty odd years.
Ted is, for the most part, self-taught (books, research, trial and error) but did have some formal training in Ottawa, Toronto and Providence, Rhode Island, USA. He began his professional career at craft shows on the Terraces of the National Arts Centre in Ottawa and graduated to a variety of shop fronts in Ottawa's Byward Market. These experiences evolved into our Shop at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier (Ottawa) where we have welcomed our clientele since 1982. Sadly, Ted passed away October 2, 2018 and leaves his incredible legacy of creating fine quality creations to his son Jake and wife Carol.
Jake Devine has been assisting in the workshop since he was old enough to hold the tools and apprenticing and perfecting his own skills full time since 2009. Combined with a bit of shop keeping and web management, Jake continues to introduce new designs to the Devine collection.
Carol Devine was raised in Toronto and Ottawa. Carol contributes to the designing processâ€¦to offering our clients ideas and drawings for their custom designsâ€¦â€¦.. and fashions the pearl line we offer for sale, as well as taking the reins of the business side of the organization for Devine.
Devine is synonymous with distinctive, 'One of A Kind' pieces of jewellery. Carol and her son, Jake, work in sterling silver, and various karats and colours of gold, usually incorporating natural, genuine precious and semi-precious stones. Jake (well taught by Ted) is well known for clean, uncluttered and functional designs â€¦ as well as his perfectly fashioned bezel settings. Unusual for their trade Carol and Jake do all their own work - designing, making by hand, stone setting, polishing and marketing. Carol's background is in interior design combined with her talent for drawing creates the perfect atmosphere to marry an artist's talent with customer's wishes for the numerous custom orders they create each year.
In addition to the Flagship shop in the Chateau Laurier, Jake and Carol show their work at various craft shows, including the One of a Kind Show in Toronto, On, when in 2017 they (along with Ted) were inducted into the Hall of Fame, recognizing their quality workmanship and professionalism over the years.