People celebrate special occasions by decorating things with baubles, as evidenced by hanging ornaments on Christmas trees and emptying drums of diamonds over winning coaches. Bauble up with today’s Groupon.
$40 for D’Orlan Heart Pendant (an $80 value)
- Hand-set, multicoloured pastel Swarovski crystals
- 18-inch rhodium-plated chain with Euro-style closure
- Lead- and nickel-free<p>
$49 for $100 worth of jewellery such as the following: * D’Orlan 22-karat gold plate and Swarovski crystal pendant ($40) * La Scala wood resin and cubic zirconia earrings ($62.50) * Nina Ricci 22-karat gold plate and enamel necklace ($65) * D’Orlan hand-painted enamel and Swarovski crystal brooch ($95)<p>
Allison | Brown
With decades of jewellery-centric experience under their collective belts, Allison | Brown’s husband and wife team Michael Allison and Jean Brown began their bauble-purveying business in the hopes of adorning patrons in stylish, well-made fashion jewellery. Knowledgeable staffers work tirelessly to keep display cases stocked with a carefully curated assortment of wearable art forged from rhodium, Swarovski crystals, and triple-plated 22-karat gold pilfered from the basements of local leprechauns. Supporters of local and national craftsmanship, Michael and Jean stock Toronto-made jewellery from brands such as Nina Ricci and D’Orlan, along with La Scala- and Rachel-brand bijoux made in Canada. In their quest to find an outlet in which to showcase their glittering wares, Michael and Jean stumbled upon a space amid the bustling Uptown Yonge district whose gleaming hardwood floors, natural light, and soaring ceilings embodied the spirit of understated elegance that they hoped to lavish upon their shoppers. Long hours gussying up their new store began with gilding the ceiling and walls in coats of glossy white paint followed by the installation of chic accoutrements such as a decorative fireplace and vibrant artwork by local artist Julie Amlin.