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1960 Davenport Road Cool Garage Unit, Toronto

Silver and Gold Jewelry Polishing and Repairs Workshop for One at The Den (53% Off)

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Learn to maintain jewelry and keep it looking its best with a workshop that focuses on polishing and repairs

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1 ratings1 reviews
March 31, 2019
I gifted my groupon to a friend after finding out I couldn't use it (misunderstood terms) it was upsetting but it all worked out in the end and i went along with them anyways after buying a separate seat directly through the den. So glad I did we had a great time and made some awesome jewelry. Highly recommend.
2 ratings2 reviews
November 30, 2018
I do not usually write reviews, especially negative ones. I want to say that the ring I made on this master class has met my expectations, but at the same time I was very disappointed with the customer service of “The Dan”. After I booked and paid for my master class, it was rescheduled to the day that was not convenient for me. When the master class was over I left my ring to set the stone (they provide this kind of service for extra $$). After 3 weeks of silence, I was trying unsuccessfully to reach them over the phone for two weeks, I also left three voice messages asking to call me back, but they never returned my calls. My attempts to send emails were useless, I got auto-reply that they will contact me within 48 hours, but I was never contacted. I had no choice but to go there in person (it’s one hour drive for me) just to schedule the time to pick up my ring, since they couldn’t give the ring to me on my first visit. It took me 5 weeks since the master class to get my ring. I was planning to take another master class, but now don’t have any desire to repeat my experience. The disrespect and inconvenience after dealings with “The Dan” left me very disappointed and frustrated. I don’t think they can count on my recommendations to my friends.
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2 ratings1 reviews
December 4, 2018
Amazing experience! Definitely suggest you try it.
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1 ratings1 reviews
May 30, 2018
We arrived a bit late (my friends were coming from Montreal the same morning) the time on the website was showing 12h30 but the one on the email was saying 12h00 and to arrive 45 to 30 minutes in advance to do the registration and we were definitely late so we had to pay a fee. Apart from that, that was an amazing experience and my friends are still in awe.
2 ratings2 reviews
March 31, 2018
Great experience. Sam was very patient and catered to everyone's needs. Great value for a 6 hour workshop, with finished products to bring home!
5 ratings3 reviews
November 13, 2017
Excellent experience. Great value
5 ratings5 reviews
June 12, 2017
It was an amazing experience. I highly recommend it for anyone. Sam was a great teacher.
2 ratings1 reviews
March 26, 2017
Great experience and a unique afternoon. Staff were super knowledgable and helpful! I'll be coming back for sure!!
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About This Deal

  • C$46 for a jewelry polishing and repairs workshop for one (C$99 value)

In this workshop customers bring in their own jewelry to learn how to clean, make simple repairs, and re-purpose pieces into new projects or recycle the material for cash. A variety of methods will be taught including simple at home techniques that the professionals use.

  • Length of workshop: two hours
  • Must be 18 or older
  • Booking required 2-3 weeks in advance

Need To Know

Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Must be 18 or older. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Merchant's standard scheduling and cancellation policies apply. Reservation required, booking 2-3 weeks in advance. Minimum 72-hour re-scheduling required, without penalty. Only valid in group workshops of 6–16 people. May be upgraded to the goldsmith experience public classes or Private Gold & Silver workshops starting at $120/seat. Tax and gratuity are not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About A Chat with The Goldsmith Experience

What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?

We offer the general public the opportunity to be a goldsmith for a day. We teach step by step, easy to follow workshops where you can design and make your own jewelry. It's about opening the doors to getting your ideas out of your head and into your hands in a unique experience like no other. We teach our participants how to look for quality in jewelry, home care and about the precious metal industry so they can become knowledgeable consumers while getting hands-on creatively. What makes us different then the few others who offer this kind of educational experience is we keep our class sizes small and have a full consultation with each participant before the workshop starts, so again it's the Den helping *their* designs come to life, not just skill learning.

What was the inspiration to start or run this business?

Kristin Calkins, the Den's founder and head goldsmith, believes in helping others see their potential in the creative fields. The Den started as a studio haven for practicing goldsmith students where all their tools were available for rental and materials to use at a wholesale cost. Any artist starting out knows how expensive the beginning of your journey is acquiring everything you need... the Den's intention was to support new artists grow. It also served as a space where smiths meet their clients in a professional manner. Those clients would fall in love with the space and the creative buzz and beg to be hands-on in the project. That excitement lite the fire that is now our primary focus; helping people with no previous experience get hands-on with their jewelry pieces in a whole new way to show and tell their story.

What do you love most about your job?

Seeing people's reaction when we can say: "Yes, you can." There's a whole new level of sentiment and love towards anything when it's born of your own creativity and hard work. We see people grow in confidence from just the start to end of a workshop, seeing what they can accomplish.

What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?

We've have people in happy tears more times then I can keep track of... but the best of what we do is said very well by a wedding client's recent testimonial: "Honestly the experience of making our rings together and bringing our ideas to a finished product was priceless. For me the experience of being creative with [my fiance] was far more than creating the rings it was knowing that I want to spend the rest of my life with him during every adventure possible. We had so much fun making our rings and when we saw the finished products we were so happy because it was everything we wanted and much more."