The 6,000 square foot retail space in Toronto’s Entertainment District probably features the best quality collection of estate and vintage jewellery in the world. Cynthia Findlay specializes in spotting the very best antique and vintage jewellery in the industry, and brings them to the public at great prices. Everyone from celebrities to collectors has entered her store only to be wowed by the sheer size of her collection.
Cynthia Findlay Antiques is brimming with unique antique and vintage jewellery, such as 14 karat white gold antique pearl earrings, a Victorian Turquoise ring, and a ruby and diamond spray brooch. You can find an 18 karat Tiffany and Company brooch for $4200, a 14 karat tourmaline cluster ring for $3600, and a princess cut diamond band for $6800.
Through she sells mainly jewellery such as Art Deco rings, the fifth-generation family business owner also specializes in antique décor and dining pieces, including art pottery, stemware, and tableware. The shop carries perfume bottles, opera glasses, smoking paraphernalia, and even cow creamers. It’s not uncommon to find vintage German Jardinières and Royal Doulton collectibles.
If you happen to visit or live in Toronto, Canada, you’re very close to your target. Cynthia Findlay Antiques can be found at 284 King Street West, right in the Mirvish Enterprises building located in the middle of The Princess of Whales and Royal Alexandra theatres.
While the store is impressive, anyone can peruse her collection of vintage and estate jewellery by visiting her ever-expanding website — it’s constantly updated with new pieces ranging from handmade diamond earrings to Japanese pottery.