Sasha Shkolnik, owner and lead goldsmith at Juvelisto Design, began her artistic journey at the State Art School in the Ukraine. Studying various art forms including theatre prop design, oil painting, and ceramics, she eventually found herself creating jewellery out of clay and porcelain. During this time, her imagination brimmed with the possibilities of jewellery design and a clear desire to seek further education in metal arts emerged.
Upon creating her new home in Canada, Sasha recognized the opportunity to pursue her passion for creating jewellery. After obtaining her diploma in Jewellery Art and Design, she went on to hone her skills for nearly twenty years working as a professional goldsmith for some of the most renowned jewellers in Vancouver, B.C.
In 2008, Sasha began designing and creating custom pieces for private clients in her home-based studio in Richmond, B.C. As her clientele grew, it became apparent that she would need to expand her studio to keep up with the demand for her unique jewellery designs. In 2009, Juvelisto Design Inc. was born.
Located in Steveston Village, a charming historical destination in Richmond, B.C. Juvelisto Design is a retail jewellery store and design studio offering unique custom jewellery made by Sasha, in addition to a curated selection of items by Canadian and international jewellery artists. Boasting a team of experienced jewellers, stone setters, and support staff Juvelisto has earned a reputation for its extraordinary level of craftsmanship and customer service.
Sasha designs and creates all her jewellery onsite at Juvelisto. Whether it’s her exquisite gold and gemstone jewellery pieces, her contemporary designs, or her silver and bronze nature-inspired works, Sasha’s collections are constantly evolving.
In addition to her signature collections and one-of-a-kind pieces, Sasha works one-on-one with clients to create unique custom jewellery. Intuitive and attentive by nature, she creates a welcoming space for clients to express their vision and encourages their involvement in the design process. With over twenty years’ experience making beautiful works of wearable art, she delivers high-quality craftsmanship and thoughtful design with every piece she works on.
Sasha continually recognizes the beauty of her surroundings and draws on this as her primary source of inspiration. Whether it’s a seed pod from a wild landscape or the skyline of the city at night, she sees the little details of everyday life as deserving of our awe and attention. True success for Sasha as an artist and designer comes when she can convey this experience in a way that inspires and nourishes others.