Contemporary, modern jewelry designed and made in Canada
Ruth Lees


How it all started

ADORNED By Ruth was born out of a wonderful childhood memory of my dad gifting me a dime store ring.  I can still recall with clarity the happy, special feeling it gave me and the joy it seemed to evoke in my dad too.  As well as being absolutely and completely entranced by the beauty and sparkle of the “diamond”,  I felt a special bond with my dad for entrusting me with such a treasure.  And so began my passion for jewelry!  The draw of pretty sparkly things never left me and over the years I began designing and making jewelry pieces for myself and for my friends.  The rewarding feeling of creating a custom piece for my most special people was integral in making my hobby my full-time endeavor. Accessorizing is one of the nicest ways to express personal style and to mark special occasions, even the everyday.  It is my hope that my jewelry will be a part of building happy memories of special times for you.

And now we are here

Incredibly, it’s been nearly four years since I left my career as an educator and launched ADORNED By Ruth.  I have learned a lot of new skills along the way, such as photography, website updating, navigating social media, and book keeping.  By far, creating original, timeless, and versatile jewelry designs is the best part of the journey. I especially adore “meeting” my customers and working on custom pieces.  Each distinctive piece in my collection is created by hand using quality materials like gold fill, sterling silver, semi-precious gemstones, and freshwater pearls.  ADORNED By Ruth jewelry is designed and made in my little home studio overlooking our tiny Japanese garden.

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